Sorry for the long absence, but we’ve been in Spain for 3 whole weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever had that long off work before, and it was lovely. Luckily my office goes pretty quiet throughout August, as many of my colleagues are from Europe, so pretty much everyone takes their holidays at the same time.
While we were away work started on the garden in preparation for my craft studio to be put in. I’ll come back later to show the progress on that, but needless to say, it’s not exactly going to plan and I’m most definitely in the dog-house with Andy.
Anyway, I’m a little late to join in with Jo’s challenge this week at the Daring Cardmakers. With the current trend in loom bands, she thought it would be fun for us to use elastic bands this week.
My initial thought was to dig out some silver coloured elastic cord I had, but since half my craft supplies are in storage at the moment, I wasn’t sure I had it here. Then I thought I’d follow Kathy’s idea and use some elastic bands with my brayer, but guess what? My brayer is also in storage! In the end I decided to wrap some elastic bands around an acrylic block to create a background.
For the rest of the card, I die cut the ‘hello’ with my WPlus9 die in white card, and used ink pads and a watercolour brush to give it a rainbow effect. I added this to a piece of white card and finished the card off with a few rainbow coloured sequins and gems.
The rest of the team have come up with some fabulous ideas this week, so don’t forget to pop over to see their creations.