Saturday, 19 November 2011

Finally sat down to do some craft...

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!


Karen said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyy gorgeous!! so lovely to see you pop up on my blog roll just now!! Have missed your beautiful creations and just your general postings! You always make me smile!

So glad you had time to play today - the earrings and card are lovely!

Luv Karen

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Whoops, I hit the wrong 'post comments' button so you will have to see the last post to see what I thought about your latest craft work.

Patrice said...

So lovely to see you've been getting creative lately. Gorgeous bright colours in your gift and wrappings. The recipient should be appropriately impressed.


KimB said...

Hello there :)
Well you haven't lost your touch Sam. This is gorgeous! Love the colours and the reverse technique, the texture it gives the leaves is awesome - must try this!!
Kim xxx

Julie Marshall said...

Wow...this ensemble is fabulous! I love the earrings, but your card is so creative. Nichole is so inspiring and I love how you've used this technique. I will definitely need to try it.