Ever had some challenges that you really WANT to enter ... and yet circumstances conspire against you? This morning was one of those, I normally check the Simply Less Is More challenge blog and then scoot off to my ToC. NOT THIS MORNING! My computer decided to lie on the desk with its legs in the air at almost EXACTLY the time I wanted to be checking the challenge. It decided to do its regular updates since I wasn't using it! Only it couldn't - so it then took MORE time to UNDO those updates - grrr. Those of you who know me personally will probably know that my PC crashes (full on blue screen crash) more often than it should but, when it's up and running it's fine so I simply can't face replacing it. So, I left the IT department in charge and headed to the ToC, having checked the challenge on my phone! And nothing went right there either - see below for the rest of the story - here's the finished make - I now plan to lie in a darkened room for a while - nothing is ever as simple as it seems!
|The front and back of my card and the front of my envelope|
|The inside of my card and the reverse of my envelope|
- 12cm square white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
- Two pieces of white card cut to 10½cm square
- White Bristol board snippet and snippets in DCWV textured green card and black card
- Sprinkling leaf green brusho I spritzed with water and then dried with a heat gun
- Penny Black foliage stamped using Versafine onyx black, once dry I spritzed this panel with Crafters Companion spray and shine, to protect the water based colour
- Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- I attached the 10½cm square front panel to the base card using dimensional foam tape - I would NORMALLY matt that layer but felt I needed the added white space
- Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 324 - SPRING WALK
- QKR Stampede - challenge No. 239 - FLOWERS or ANYTHING GOES
- Creative Fingers - challenge No. 128 - ANYTHING GOES
- Crafting by Designs - April 12th challenge - GIRLS or FLOWERS - no prizes for guessing I went with flowers!