Friday, 29 April 2016

My hero

In honour of St George's day Less is More are having a Saints,dragons or heroes based challenge, so as yesterday was my 32nd wedding anniversary I thought I would make a dragon card for my husband.

I kept with the "Something blue" theme that Oak house Studio have had running this month, as I decided to use their ATC sized dragon. I had one problem as it seems another thing that suffered during the long storage of all my craft stuff is that some of my embossing powder seemed to have gone clumpy but interestingly the Oak house embossing powder which has also been in storage was perfectly fine and gave a much crisper finish.

Keeping in line with my Just Add glue principle I wouldn't allow myself any other proper crafting equipment so I had to resort to my controlled tearing method to create the aperture. (There is a tutorial about this method).

....and I told a fib ....I had two problems ....
......I really must learn to tidy up properly before I move onto my next project....I thought I had wrapped and chucked the painty rag I had just been using on a picture frame.....obviously not...still I managed to salvage the card so the mess was hidden inside and covered by the insert!!!

Happy anniversary Steve !!!....sorry about the paint 😁

....p.s as I failed with Less is More's challenge of white space but not white, I made my card completley navy.......and I did try and play along with the 3 stamp challenge but ran out of time and I completed the the one layer graphic challenge but after I had finished my card I put a great big thumb print on it ....aaaaagh ...anyway I did salvage the one layer card which was a simple doodled image on an Oak house stamp.....and used the same stamp for the three stamp challenge (this time I kept the book print to a minimum) ☺️ x 


Mac Mable said...

I so enjoyed reading your blog post and can relate to so much of it! Happy Anniversary x Your cards are creative and fabulous, thank you for the inspiration x

Carole said...

Love your dragon card, Diane! Happy Anniversary to you both!
PS... I know all about spills and thumb prints - so frustrating after you think you've finished :) xx

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the simplicity of your designs!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Esther said...

Happy anniversary! What a fab card, so striking and I love the background colour. Your other cards are great too, really attractive. Nicely done!

lililindsay said...

This is a wonderful CAS card. I so empathise with you as to the thumbprint. I have many unfinished cards projects that are waiting for inspiration to disguise the dreaded smudge.

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your dragon card and Happy Anniversary. SO funny about the paint.

Love the design on your "squares" cards.

Anne said...

What a stunning and dramatic dragon!
Happy anniversary.
Thanks so much for joining us
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

Sensational layout on your fab dragon card Diane. And what brilliant cards you made from your 'failed' attempts at the previous challenge - they are amazing. Thanks for sharing these with us at Less is More (and sorry I am so late visiting you).
Sharon xx

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