Thursday, June 30, 2011

Crafter's Retreat #5

Good morning all,

Well the time for me flying out is fast approaching and I am DESPERATELY trying to organise posts amongst planned menu's for the family, working out who is going which way and where for the 10 days I am away...and to tell you the truth, I have contemplated a couple of times not going. However...I AM off to Singapore for 10 days to see my bestie and partake in her new well as take in some World Cup Netball.

I hope you are not over all my posts on the Crafter's Retreat...but you were warned that I DID get a LOT done. Now the lovely lass who organised the camp this year was Connie (Facebook link....she has a store front in Campbelltown - Sydney). Upon arrival she gave us a wee goodie bag that contained some DP, ric-rac and paper flowers. She challenged us to make something with the stuff from the bag.

I got out my swatches and matched some of her papers. I was SHOCKED to find out that one of the colours was one that I had (purposely) NEVER used...Groovy Guava (SU 2008/09). It was also paired with Sage Shadow...a fave of mine that has sadly gone via the wayside too!!

Here are my 2 attempts....


Now sorry bout the glarey sun...but this is prob better IRL. I was so very surprised that these colours worked so v v well together.

The bottom layer of the butterfly is vellum that I embossed, then the smaller one is the paper from Connie's goodie bag. It was Bestie's idea to put the pearls as the antennae....and it worked out well. A couple of dimensionals...and there you go!!


This one came together a LOT easier than the first...perhaps I had past the initial shock of the colour combo...LOL!! I had a minor hiccup with the embosslit die in that I had the DP the wrong I used the debossed side!! The tag was done by trimming off the top and bottom of the Designer Label Punch. I think it gave a really nice shape.


Again, thanks for enduring another wordy post. I am going to endeavour to get another handful of posts done, but if I disappear for a know where I am...and that I'll back real soon. 2 more sleeps to go!!

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Sage Shadow, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, DP - Foof-a-la (item 47090 - Savannah: Ambrosia), Vellum
Ink: (SU) Sage Shadow
Stamps (SU): Best Yet, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Modern Label Punch, Designer Label Punch, Word Window Punch
Dies: (SU) Bigz Beautiful Butterfly, Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, Nesties Classic Circles
Other Bits: SU Tulip Embossing frame, Cuttlebug Devine Swirls Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Metallic Silver Gel Pen, Rhinestones and Half Pearls fm stash

Lynda xx


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Your "wordy" posts are nothing on my novels!!! I really should learn to keep it short & sweet! Thanks for the reminder. I love this colour combo! You totally nailed this challenge ... and the details are all delightful! You did have fun ... didn't you!!! Hugs xxaxx

Katie said...

Oh I really like both of them but my fav would have to be the first one with the BIG vellum butterfly, and all the pearls just set it off nicely.