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Friday, 21 February 2020

An ill wind

Hello crafting friends!

We've all seen someone struggling along in the wind and rain with an umbrella that is supposed to protect them from the elements but that has turned into a monster with a will of its own. I thought it would be a great illustration of being there for a friend whose life has turned upside down with troubles. Come and see:


I made a windy, stormy background with the swirl from Merry Christmas To All from Stampin' Up - I always said that was an all-year-round set! The swirl was stamped with white craft ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then distress ink was blended from the corner of the card panel towards the centre of the card. You can see that better if we zoom in:


Do you like the brolly? It's from another Stampin' Up set called Under My Umbrella. I would buy a flowery number like this like a shot if I saw it in the shops! To make it I stamped the umbrella outline in black ink, made a mask with a sticky note using the coordinating punch, and stamped the smallest floral image through it. The design was coloured using water-based markers - which are fine for small areas. The umbrella handle was stamped in Stazon black ink so that it would stand out over the embossed background and the little handle grip was punched out using the punch.


I thought this sentiment would work well with my stormy scene. It's basically saying 'when life turns your brolly inside out, I'm here for you' which, come to think of it, would have been the PERFECT sentiment!

Delighted that this card was a Festive Fave!
And very proud to have won at Inspire.Create with this card too!


CHALLENGES
I'm playing along with AAA cards, which wants to see cards with an image in one corner; Inspire Create, where Movement is the theme; and Festive Friday where I've chosen Blue, Green and Friendship Sentiment from the inspiration list.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Forgive me for being obsessed about my broken oven, but an exciting new development has arisen. A part has been ordered which will hopefully restore the oven to its former efficient glory but, in the meantime, I've discovered from reading the manual that the top part, which I've always thought was just a grill, can also function as an oven! Pepperoni pizza - here we come!!!

Have a happy weekend!

Hugs,

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely love the inky swirly background and the inside out umbrella you created. Fab placement and great sentiment too.

    Yummy . . . now you've discovered you have an oven I'll be round for a slice of pizza shortly! LOL!

    Hyg
    Sarn xxx

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  2. I LOVE your card and sentiment, but have to say your sentiment is even better! I Love it. Yes wouldn't it be lovely to have bright floral umbrella like that?
    Had to laugh at your oven story, when I had my new oven, hubby and me took AGES to get the timer to work each time I wanted to time a bake, reading the instructions, then my neighbour came in and said Oh! I have that oven do you use the timer, I told her the story and she said NO! you do it like this! 5 seconds later it was done aaaarrgghh LOL
    Faith x

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    1. Glad you like the Crafting Clare sentiment Faith!
      These appliances are never intuitive are they? Or not for normal humans anyway! x

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  3. A very relevant creation for our weather, a super CAS card, great image and love the sentiment.

    Kath x

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    1. Isn't it just Kath! Although the minute I typed that the sun came out! x

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  4. Fabulous idea Vicky, and lovely card for those tough situations, hope you enjoyed the pizza.....we've got margherita tonight! xxx

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    1. Thanks Lesley!
      The pizza was yummy thank you! Are those marguerita cocktails you're having? Will be round in a jiffy!!! xxx

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  5. What a fantastic idea! the image works so well with the sentiment ~ I really like the embossed white wind too ~ very creative!

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    1. Thanks - it's been very windy here so I've had lots of inspiration!

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  6. Oh amazing! I can so relate to that. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

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    1. Haha - I think lots of us have nearly taken off in the wind recently! I've given up on umbrellas and have taken to wearing a woolly hat!

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  7. Gorgeous card! I am loving the windy background - so clever!

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  8. I'm so happy you chose to join us at Festive Friday! Your card is so creative! I haven't seen the wind blow one of these umbrellas inside out on a card, love it! :)

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  9. This is such a darling card, Vicky! I love how you turned the umbrella inside out, that's super creative. Thanks so much for joining us over at Festive Friday!

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  10. Congratulations! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winners badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

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  11. I love how your turned the umbrella upside down - that is so clever!! (And haven't we all been there before, no matter how sturdy the umbrella is...) I always love seeing your creative ideas.

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  12. Wow, this is so creative! Love this card and the fab floral brolly! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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