This month over at Unruly PaperArts the theme is: ATC Extravaganza. I has lucky enough to be one of their Guest Contributors, I loved it and if you have not had a look yet, please do pop over and enjoy all the wonderful ATC inspirations.
My contribution were an ATC Shadow Box and ATC Frame - such good fun to make
PrimaMarketing Botanical paper, white card, leftover corrugated card from packaging
various stamps (Different Colors, Lily of the Valley, Tim Holtz and Eline Pellinkhof)
some lace and pearls, Glossy Accents, foam pads, some little twigs
These are wonderful ballett shoes and take me right back to the time when my daughter did ballett in her free time ... ballett with all its glamour but also the pain especially for dancing on points ... oh dear, I am getting all nostalgic now (sigh) ... let's go quickly back to this adorable image from A Day for Daisies
a little 10x10cm card base layered with Craftwork Cards patterend paper
the image is coloured with Copics, the background created using digital papers,
and layered on black card
the ballett dancer is die-cut from EchoPark paper using a Marianne Design Die
lace from Imagine DIY, little pearls and a pearl heart
the shoes, leaves and rose were cut out and added to the main image as second layer
given the image a little bit more depth
To see many more wonderful dance inspiration please do pop over to the Cheerful Stamp Pad blog, hope you can join us for the challenge, Petra.
Officially it is Spring but reality looks slightly different with wet and cold weather. The wind is howling aorund the house and all Spring flowers have been enveloped in a very wet and cold snowy blanket. Keep warm and safe and have a lovely Sunday, Petra.
At the beginning of the week I received a very short notice cake order for a 60th birthday cake for a very lovely lady, request: a '60' cake (pink and white) with one cat (a tabby one), two dogs (one brown, one black) and some writing .... not being able to model cat and dogs in advance I kept the decoration simple
The weather in Germany was fabulous last week with lots of sunshine and sitting outside having coffee ... well, these were the days ... we are now back in the UK and the weather has now really turned very cold and windy (sigh). The Easter Market was an interesting experience. I learned a lot about the different approach to markets and crafty goods between England and Germany and I met some lovely crafty people. It was a pleasure to talk to them and exchange experiences. Here are some images of the event
the car packed with boxes filled with paper pieces, cookies and chocolates
Martina and Petra decorating the tables and walls
our banner ... thank you to the Graphics Fairy for the wonderful images
The Linzer cookies were sold out within two hours, and I had lots of them!
The new Little Miss Muffet challenge has now gone live, the theme: Boys Only. I can hear various uh's, ah;s, oh's (lol) .... one of my first reactions when I learned about the challenge theme. It just does not seem to be so easy to create a piece for boys ... this is my guest design piece
May I introduce you to Alex, one of the Van Family Brothers from Little Miss Muffet coloured with Copics and colouring pencils ... I think he is quite cool in his t-shirt and jeans! The base for the card is a Kraft card layered with Echo Park patterned pape.
I created the brick wall background with an inky brick embvossing folder and distress ink 'walnut stain'. After the embossing I swiped Versamagic 'red brick' ink over the raised parts of the paper ... I was surprised how real it looks. If you think you can use this in your work, please feel free to use the image.
My last post before we go to Germany. The Easter Market weekend has finally arrived and I am a bit on the tired side .... everything is packed in boxes ready to go. With me goes a whole gang of cheeky chicks
they all sit on wooden spools with lace
and a little nest of tattered flowers (paper: Prima Marketing),
Hessian ribbon and lace
perched next to a little paper flower and a little pearl
Wishing you all a lovely weekend, see you next week, Petra.