Different for me anyway. I spotted this new blog The Next Level which is like a magazine, a blog and a challenge all in one. If you haven't had a look, you're missing out, it's fantastic. Their first challenge is to create a card using an aperture anywhere you like and handmade prima / lollipop flowers. I combined this challenge with the latest sketch at Just Magnolia.
Magnolia stamp, Copics, Nestabilities, K&Co papers, sentiment, brads
Ooh this was a toughie. All my cards have been a bit simple recently so thought I'd try my hand at something a bit more is more!
All the papers are K&Co, I stuck the majority of them down before cutting the aperture with Nestabilities and making a frame to match. I popped acetate inside the frame to make an aperture I could stick my image to. I coloured the image twice and cut one out around the figure and stuck to the acetate, the other cut with a circle Nestabilitie and popped inside the card.
Making the lollipop flowers was really easy following the tutorial on the Next Level - what a fab blog it is. I didn't have all the right stuff to make them with so had to improvise a bit using Galaxy markers around the edges and glossy accents, but I know what I need to make them properly in the future.
I love the sketch from Just Magnolia, and I found a stamp that wasn't wintry or Christmas in my collection. I chose all the papers first and matched up my colours from there.
Here's a view of the inside of the card:
And here's a close up of the flowers:
I had a fab time with the family at lunch yesterday, ate far too much Caribbean chicken curry with rice and peas but still found room for cake! AND we picked up the double buggie. And Dad, if you're reading this - my hospital bag is packed, minus a few toiletries I need to buy!