Saturday 26 February 2022

Fly by Night

I have been trying to kickstart my waning absent mojo and I thought the Let's Squash It Challenge might help!  Apart from using an embossing folder, the challenge is to use the colour green and include a bug.  
I also set myself a challenge to use something I hadn't yet used and this stamp/embossing set has been waiting to be used for some time now.  

The set is called Artistic Fern (Sizzix) - a stamp and embossing folder. It's a lovely stamp, but a little sparse for what I wanted and so I stamped it 5 times across the card in a landscape orientation. And embossed three of those. I also added ink to the embossing folder to create a little depth and distressed the background with shabby shutters and peeled paint after I was finished.

The bug is from Funky Insects (Tim Holtz). After dilly-dallying for over a day looking for some text and how to add it, I decided to go with spelling out the simple sentiment FLY. After I added the bug, it occurred to me that it must be a moth and as moths are nocturnal I'm calling this one FLY BY NIGHT!

I would also like to enter NBUS Challenge #35 - and to thank you Darnell and team for encouraging me to use my neglected purchases!
Gundi (Papierelle) has just told me about another challenge - Die Traumfabrik Challenge #101 - A Bug's Life, so my little moth will be flying over there as well!

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