Thursday, 12 May 2011

CAS Lily of the valley

This week on Daring cardmakers the theme is Flowers for May - either hawthorn or lily of the valley. I used a clipart picture from Publisher and digitally tweaked it a bit. The base card is pearlised (haven't used any of this pearlised card for some time) and the dark green textured card is some that I came across when I had my sort out last week - no idea where it came from or how long I've had it - from my early days of cardmaking. The background paper behind the picture and the sentiment is from Dena. The sentiment was computer generated and printed, using one of my favourite fonts, Lucida Calligraphy.

This is also for:

Paper pretties 153
: add texture to your card
Rainbow lady 152: let's feel it
I did it: monochromatic
HLSC 21: green
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 78: May goes green
Dream valley 6: flowers
Sunday postcard: April showers bring May flowers
Card cupids: flowers
Creative card crew: May flowers
Everybody art 141: flowers
Top tip Tuesday 33: flower frenzy
Delightful: flowers
Raise the bar 65: flower power
Crazy 4 challenges 86: April shwoers bring May flowers
Pear tree 48: spring
4 crafty chicks 37: spring has sprung
Stamp something: May digi day
Tanda teaser 171: get well soon
Paper crafting journey 10: get well soon
My Sheri crafts 56: get well soon
Penny's 53: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Flourish timeless 117: anything goes

Salt: a time for everything ...

It was Ruth's turn to choose the topic for today's challenge on Salt and she chose 'a time for everythin' based on the passage from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 - you can read what she wrote here.

This turned out to be a very poignant topic for us at Salt because, after much discussion and prayerful consideration, we have decided to cease the challenges, although the blog will remain open - we hope it will continue to be a blessing to those who visit.

My LO is very simple because the K & Co paper I used is very 'busy'. I added some Hero Arts stamped cuckoo clocks and a few other clock faces. The passage from Ecclesiastes is The Message version - I printed on to an identical piece of K & Co (I so wish I had a printed that could cope with 12 x 12 - one day, perhaps) and used the stitched ribbon over the join. You can read the scripture verses if you click on the image a couple of times.

Please go over to Salt and see what the rest of the team did for this challenge - and join in if you can.

I'm linking this for:

Let's craft and create 19: sew lovely
Stampavie 141: ribbons
Allsorts 102: stamp a lot - use at least three different stamps
My partner in crafting crime 26: incorporate numbers
Crafty creations 118: anything goes
Creative Belli 117: letter S - stamping, stitching (my neglected embellishment: the ribbon)
Stamping vacation: No! No! challenge: no embossing of any kind
Stamping vacation: when I grow up: clockmaker
Crafty catz: give us a quote
Penny's 53: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Flourish timeless 117: anything goes