Hello folks hope you are all well and in good crafting spirits, I'm a little tired this week what with Grandma duties and the new arrival of our latest edition to the family - wait for it - yes yet another granddaughter which brings the girls to 9 and the boys behind at 2 not that I'm saying we're short of boys no! no! no! not at all (please no more). Anyway she is absolutely gorgeous and weighed in at 8lbs 12oz mum and daughter doing fine so far but I think that too little sleep is starting to show as little miss has got a good pair of lungs and she is using them frequently. She was born on Tuesday at 1.45 pm just before our class started and was home by 8.30 pm so Holly is no longer the youngest of our grandchildren that jobs been filled by Payton at just three days old (unusual name ey!) it will take some getting used too by gum!
Well enough of the baby talk back to business and this week we have got the blue's no not the baby blue's lol! the Parisienne Blue collection by Papermania. This paper pack is a 12 x 12 collection of 32 papers and at £6.95 who could complain and they are all lovely designs, and you've guessed it they are all shades of BLUE!
The first card is C5 Landscape and I have incorporated one of the Wild Rose Studio stamps along with a couple of Xcut dies.. Not much blue to be seen here though as I decided to add a little Tea Dye distress ink to the paper just to show that you can change the look of it if you so desire.
The background paper is from the Capsule collection and I have altered it slightly with Tea Dye and just a hint of Walnut Stain distress inks.
The large flower is also from the Papermania range and the centre has been created with die cut felt. I used the Spiral Blossom One by Spellbinders.
The Flourishes and corner are dies by Xcut - Leafy Flourishes cut using Kraft card.
I have stamped my image with Memento and then coloured it in with a mixture of my blue and grey and caramel Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. (a couple of shades for the blues and the greys).
I have coloured the message panel with my Chipped Sapphire distress ink before stamping with Versafine Black next I have used my clean Clear Ink Pad and embossed with Clear Powder.
The background paper and the white panel have both been embossed with a Die' sires dotty embossing folder.
The background panel has be created by using a variety of the papers from the Parisienne Blue Capsule New Collection, this is a 12x12 paper pack and is so useful and so inexpensive which makes it GREAT value!
I have also used a Border Die, a Spellbinders Die, an Urban Stamp and a Flower stamp from Stampendous to create this card.
You will need a Pokey Tool to create the faux stitching that goes around the background panel a long with a fine black pen.
The sparkle is Stickles Sapphire Glitter Glue.
I have stamped and embossed the message this time in White Powder before adding the ink to colour.