It has been a very busy week for me.
As you know I just love the challenges over at Our Creative Corner, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to be asked to be their Guest Designer this week.
Their challenges always make you dig deep into your creative recesses and this one was certainly no different.
The challenge this time round is to use Office Supplies (see picture inspiration) - Staples, Post-it Notes, String, Sticky Tape! Use your imagination and come up with a fabulous creation with those common items. But here's the twist, I want to see the colour RED. Lots and lots of RED!
Well I wanted to get this right so after several e-mails back and forth to the team I made my card.
I made it for my Mum's birthday which was on Wednesday, she's quite used to getting them late lol.
So having checked with the team that the card itself was OK it was back to the drawing board for a remake.
The picture makes it look rather brown but I promise it is definitely red.
I can't remember where I saw this technique so I can't post a link to it.
If anyone knows please tell me so I can let everyone else know as it was a brilliant technique.
(Edited to add link to The Artful Maven Faux Leather Video Tutorial - Thanks Buttons xx)
I hope that you will feel suitable inspired to enter this wonderful challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with, and don't forget to pop over and check out what the TEAM have done. I can't wait to check it out myself.
Oh and Mum your card will be with you very soon, I hope you think it was worth the wait.
It very nearly did have a hint of red on it as I cut myself while making the flowers and leaves lol.
I have a metal plate that I place in my Cuttlebug to help cut intricate shapes like the leaves. As I was putting things away the plate slipped and I grabbed it right on the edge - OUCH.
I had to go calmly into the kitchen and get a rather large plaster without my Granddaughter Saskia seeing me as she is absolutely freaked out by blood. No chance of her being a nurse anytime soon :O)
Off to get ready for my class at Davina's this morning. I always look forward to my classes there as we have a good laugh........ and throw in a bit of work as well.
Happy Crafting and have a great day.