It's a fortnight since the last challenge at Cardz4Galz so it must be time for a new one!
This time out theme is
Here is my card for your inspiration on that theme.
As I've mentioned before, I was away at the weekend with a load of lovely and very talented crafty ladies, some I knew personally, some I knew through DTs and some I'd not met before.
We had a great time in the craft room and over drinks and meals!
The first session was using Brushos to make backgrounds, lots of inky goodness there! We were then let loose to make what we wanted from the results. I had brought a selection of dies to use, as had some of the others and there was a lot of cutting and swapping going on. My MB Gardenia die caused a lot of oos and ahhs and resulted in lots of fab cards. The die cut in this card was made from my first piece of Brusho background, using purpley blues. Chrissie from Less is More, lent me her double border stitched square die which I used to cut the aperture. It was laying on a very crowded desk when I noticed laying over the gardenia die cut, lightbulb moment! At that stage I left it at that but when I came home I saw the MUSE challenge card by fellow attendee, Anita, and thought I would make a shaker card. This is Anita's fab card that inspired me.
I took the shaker element, purpley colour, stitched border and theme to make mine.
I used some bugle beads that matched the colours of the die cut and stamped a greeting in a pale lilac to keep up the monochrome feel.
For more inspiration check out the rest of the DT here.
Before I go here are a few photos from the retreat.
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