- I'm an Aussie but have been living in Luxembourg since early '98. My 2 older sons, who were 2 (James) and 4 (Gavin) when we left Australia, now speak 4 languages fluently. I took French at school, but never expected to use it so didn't give it much time. Maths and science were my forte (I have a degree in computing science). I haven't used any physics or chemistry since I left school but boy do I wish I had paid better attention in French classes. Who says God doesn't have a sense of humour. I started making cards in '97 just after James was born. I think I needed to express myself artistically - probably surrounded by too many males. I've been collecting stamps and more recently die cuts ever since. My youngest son Simon was a little surprise in 2004, and made doing anything creative difficult for a few years. As well as cards, I also love to make movies and slide shows, using my video camera and my Mac - a great way to share special (and not so special) moments with our family in Australia.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Thanks Berry Much
I thought I'd use my new Big Berry set which arrived on Monday. Isn't it fab!
Couldn't believe my luck when I saw the freebie paper pack which came with this month's Card and Papercraft included a background paper with strawberry jam jars on it. The polka dot paper is also from this set.
I stamped the strawberry using Peeled Paint and Fired Brick distress inks and embossed with clear powder, and then cut a circle shapes with a Spellbinders Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle. The white circle seemed a bit bare with just the strawberry on it so I masked it off, and overstamped with the floral border stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns (fast becoming my favourite set).
I fiddled a bit with the sentiment - initially stamping on white and cutting with a Spellbinders oval, but it was too overcrowded, so I decided to just stamp the sentiment on the background in black.
I used the sketch from WMSC109 as inspiration for the card, keeping pretty true to it except that my card is A6 not square.