No, not a newspaper, but today's card! I wanted to do something a little bit different with the gorgeous bicycle stamp that's from the hostess set from the Summer Mini Catalogue, as all the cards I've made with it to date have been one-layer. I don't think I have any other stamp set that can lay claim to that!
I do rather like the vintage-style cards I've been noseying at in blogland but I'm not very good at this style, so this is just a bit of a nod and a wink to vintage while playing around!
I think I'm incapable of colouring in this bike in any colour other than red! It's just crying out to be red bike, don't you think? One day I'll be bold and choose another colour, but not today! This time I added the flowers to the basket (there's a choice of presents, balloons, cake, hearts and flowers as well a cute little bird that perches on the handlebars), grounding the bike with my Basic Black marker pen. The image was die cut and layered onto a fancy circle die.
I tore a page from a copy of Wuthering Heights that I keep exclusively for crafty projects (let's face it, it'd be pretty useless if I kept it for reading purposes now... I do have another pristine copy on the bookshelf though, fear not!), inked it with a nice dollop of Crumb Cake (sounds good) and added an antique brad. I wrapped some linen thread around some striped Real Red paper and layered all of this onto some Basic Black patterned paper and card.
Stamps: Pedal Presents
Ink: Basic Black, marker pens in Real Red, Basic Black and Crumb Cake
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper: book page, Basic Black from the Neutrals stack, Real Red from the Brights stack
Other: antique brad, Big Shot, circle die, Picot Circles dies (non-SU), linen thread
I'd like to enter this into Le Tour de France challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges. I should have pulled a page out of my spare copy of L'Avare instead of Wuthering Heights if I'd have thought about it a bit more. Ah well.
After all that gardening for others I did last week, our own garden is in a bit of a sorry state. Naturally though, it's raining again so I am unable to get out to sort it. I think Socks has the best idea of what to do:
When we don't have anyone staying over, I keep the clean sheets in a drawer and just cover the spare bed with a big blanket so Socks doesn't get cat fur all over the place! So he is actually lying on the duvet folded over and four pillows on top of that. No wonder he looks so comfy!
Thanks so much for visiting today,