On a recent saunter I picked up a few magazines, each with a freebie.
The late evenings have become the new ‘me time’ for making and creating. Here is the first of four posts showing you some things that I made using the freebies.
The four magazines that slipped into my basket were these beauties.
As you can see, plenty of freebies going on.
The first that I chose to work with was Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.
This mag was actually chosen just for the freebie – have you ever done that?
A lovely bird on a tea cup stamp, decorative embossing folder and some patterned paper was included.
Impatiently I whipped out the Crafts Too stamping tool, that I picked up from Mountain Ash Crafts in my recent visit, and stamped out the design several times.
After browsing my coloured pencil collection I finally chose some colours that coordinated with the different patterned papers and set to colouring,
Yup, think that I managed the colour coordination in this one.
A quick rummage through my die collection brought to light a simple rectangle with which I cut out the design, positioning the stamped image at the top.
A sentiment stamp was then used to add the ‘hello’ at the bottom.
More rummaging, this time through the card stock stash and I came up with some matts/layers that worked with the colours from the background and the foreground.
The deocrative pennants were cut with the free die from the Die Cutting Essentials magazine and a couple of gems were added for sparkle.
What do you think? Cute isn’t it?
Quite proud of how well the colours all work together to tie give the design an all over theme.
Anyway, although I have some ‘me time’ I don’t have any waffle time so I’d best get on.
Hope you enjoyed this little post and will pop back again tomorrow for number two of four.
Bye for now.