Hello and welcome to the June Friends of WMS Blog Waltz! I love blog waltz...have I told you? And yup! I'm messing with Lisa's carefully planed schedule and sneaking in early! LOL, I cannot wait! lol, Sorry Lisa (giggle)! I think it says somewhere that this thing kicks off at around 3pm but I'm itching to get my post up! lol!
Today's theme is masculine cards, and naturally many folks will be making Father's day cards and such. I haven't, as both my dearest Dad and my lovely Father-in-Law have both gone 'on ahead' and quite honestly I haven't the heart for it! But nope I am not downhearted about it I just prefer not to dwell on it!
So I made a card for my baby brother instead (he's had at least one significant birthday so 'baby' is maybe a little exaggeration)! I'm thinking he could do with a little word of encouragement just now and so I made this wee card with a sentiment that my Dad often used to say, It was his version of "Into every life a little rain must fall..." and I fondly remember it said throughout my youth, always accompanied with a sympathetic smile. Oh look...somebody made it into a stamp...wink!!LOL
I've made plaid clouds!! Lately plaid = man in my house. The thing is, I am loving my plaid maker stamps from the Pic-nic patterns set and so I've been dragging them out to play lots lately! I just stamped up a plaid and then cut out the clouds freehand.
I'm going to do a couple of posts on background patterns soon, a few folks have been asking for tip on using background patterns and lining up stamps etc, so hopefully that'll be in the next day or two.
Bit of stitching...sponging etc...
Do you see the sunshine peeping out from behind the clouds? The promise of better times? LOL, well all I did was punch a circle from a post it note and use it as a mask. I stamped in the 'hole' with the large plaid maker stamp (Pic-Nic patterns) inked up in that new Honey coloured distress ink, and then a little sponging to give a wee halo effect! I wanted my sun to be a plaid style sun to match my plaid clouds!! easy peasy!
and the rain...did you spot the rain...??? LOL!! Do you like it?
Right, on with the waltz,
If you haven't been to a WMS blog waltz before here's how we run things:
I have opened two threads in the playroom of the WMS Forum HERE.
If you are not already a member you will need to register but it takes seconds and we don't ask any awkward questions!
The competitions The viewers prize We are running a couple of little competitions for our waltz, The DT ladies and I have hidden little images of a Chinese Lantern throughout our posts. Here is what they look like, but remember, they could be in other colours or even transparent!! We're a bit sneaky like that! LOL.
The little lantern is a sneak peek at one of the SIX new sets we will be releasing on July 1st!! Can't wait!!
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