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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Maria's card number 4 from Shrewsbury

If you read my previous post from Monday 12th January, you may have seen that I completely messed up the final card of Maria Simms' Workshop at Shrewsbury, with rather a lot of ink in the wrong place.  There was no time to start right from the start that day, so I just photographed what I should have done and packed up for the day.

Maria's intention was that the topper should be on an angle, and I am in the middle of redoing this design as originally intended.  However, I had to cut so much away that it did not look right that way.  So I went for more character building and spent a lot of time cutting the whole thing out, going round all the leaves and acorns.

Before sticking it down on the Gelli card, I realised that the whiteness of that card needed toning down a touch, so I just brushed lightly with what was left on my brush of Wild Honey.  I also put post it notes round the edges and sponged a border of Aged Mahoghany, before sticking the whole card together.

All the stamps are from Clarity and I love that ribbon Thank You, with all its alternative reasons for the thanks.

I hope you like what I have done with this one, Maria, after making such a mess to begin with. 

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