Monday, 21 November 2011
A while back, at Hamilton Island (above), I made a bright, beady sun-catcher. Unfortunately, my craftin mojo departed shortly thereafter, and the accompanying card never got made. So the sun-catcher has been sitting in its box, not catching any sun at all. That's a pretty poopy situation methinks!
So on Saturday, with my craft supplies already out and littering every surface in the saloon anyway, I resolved to get the matching card finished, so the poor little sun-catcher could be released from its box. As I mentioned in my previous post, I've got Reverse Applique on the brain, so I fooled around for a bit, and this is what I came up with...
As you can see, I chose the card colours to match those of the lampwork beads (made by Sari of Gaialai on Etsy)...
The colours in these beads (and the stripes and dots too) remind me of the Clown Anenome Fish that we kept bumping into on The Great Barrier Reef.
...well, its a pretty loose association, but you get my drift?
Saturday, 19 November 2011
With pretty vistas like the one of Bait Reef on The Great Barrier Reef (above) to distract me, sitting down to do some craft has not been high on my list of priorities. By just lately I have been dreaming about making a card. I've taken to doodling card layouts at random moments, and have been itching to drag all of my stuff out and have a good ol' play. So today, with Nick and all three kids off the boat, that is exactly what I did!
I made some earrings for a friend, and a card to match...
The card has been in my thoughts for a little while, ever since I saw the Reverse Applique technique showcased here on Nichole Heady's blog. I thought it was such a simple and effective look, and was really looking forward to having a go at it.
I am very pleased with the way my card turned out, so much so that I have another planned already, just in a different colour scheme (I don't want to overtax my poor craft-deprived head too much on the first day ;-)!
I am afraid that I'm just not inclined to write up a detailed recipe list for this one. Suffice to say it is all PTI, except for the Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (Stampin' Up!), and the Cuttlebug Folder which is the Tiny Bubbles one, by Provocraft. The beautiful red, orange and green lampwork beads are by Laura Critchfield of Chestnut Ridge Designs on etsy.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend!