Saturday 29 August 2020

Be Yourself...

Good morning,  hope you have enjoyed a good week , August is almost done - it's been a strange month weatherwise (even for the UK)- sweltering temperatures at the beginning of the month- two weeks later and it's unseasonably cold, wet and windy - feels very autumnal already!
Kids are back at school next week, my three school age granddaughters are really looking forward to getting back to normal (or approaching normal!) and seeing their friends again. I'm hoping that they all stay safe and well, but I do think it's vital that they get back to school.
Here's the card I made for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme this week is 'paper piecing'. I made the background on the gelli plate, brayered DIs, sprinkled water and then stencilled the flowery swirls. The stamps are Polkadoodles (Ulla Be Yourself Stamp Set). The girl is stamped and coloured with copics, paper pieced dress, glittered wings, fussy cut and popped onto foam. I stamped the little butterflies onto the background and coloured them, then stamped them again onto card, cut them out and stuck them on top, folding out wings for dimension. 
Please hop on over to Sweet Stampin' - there are some fabulous makes from my teamies to give you inspiration- and we would love to have you play along this week.
Thank you for visiting- enjoy the weekend.

Challenge entries:
polkadoodle #35
kraftychicks #522
craftysentiments 25 Aug Challenge
dreamvalley #231
allsorts #587
craftyfriends #143


meg said...

You created the perfect background for this beautiful image Chris, love the shape

aussie aNNie said...

Great shape and beautiful paper piecing which is always fun to do. xxx

Aunty Sue said...

This is so beautiful love the background with the gelli plate. Stunning card

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is beautiful Chris! Love the gorgeous muted colors, with the pop of blues! Great paper piecing too!

Kathleen said...

A fabulous card Chris and what a great challenge theme, you are an expert at that, great image and the background is fabulous. no idea what a gelly plate is, but a great circle card too (hint).

Kath x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Chris and that sentiment is spot on!

The sun has been shining here today. Think summer is back?! Yeah, me neither!


Liz said...

Great card, Chris. An adorable image and a brilliant sentiment. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet little fairy girl and I love the scene you created with the butterflies, Chris!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Janette said...

Beautiful card Chris and I do love the background its super.
I agree about the kids getting some kind of normal again but its abit of a worry, just hope for the best. Have a lovely sunny sunday, so far so good.xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the

Zoechaos said...

You say it so well, in this strange year August has been a very strange month here, at least we are all in it together! Your card is so joyful and sweet, I love the background it does it's job brilliantly helping the main image to just pop. x

Mia said...

Lovely card, Chris. The background is super and the butterflies are a great embellishment. Hugs, my dear friend.

Nelly said...

you've bee very creative! , love your background and beautiful project too! Thanks for sharing with the #35 challenge: crafty Hugs Nelly DT X

Melissa said...

Great Card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge xx

Chrissy said...

She looks amazing Chris,such soul full eyes fabulous paper piecing love the round card shape and cute little butterflies..


Kathleen said...

As I have already commented just want to say 'Thank you for joining our 'Circles challenge at Allsorts'.

Kath x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Seriously delish Chris! Love that sweet wistful image and your paper piecing is perfect! We've had very Autumnal Weather here too, yet it's Spring! LOL. Not a lot of Spring showing yet though. Just dark, cold, wet days. My kiddos went back to school today after two more weeks of lockdown. Poor kids, it's been so disruptive. Georgie has exams this year, so feeling a wee bit stressed! Anyway, it seems to be effecting us all in varying degrees. Hope you're staying safe and well. Hugs, Wends xoxo

brenda said...

I'm right there with you on your thoughts about the weather.
Such a sweet card, many thanks for joining in with our 'Circles' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Linby said...

A beautiful card and just right for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Pat said...

Great card Chris love that sweet image and the fabulous background.

Pat xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh that card is very beautiful and so wonderfully coloured too.
Love the shape and your beautiful background.
Isn't she the cutest coloured and paper pieced perefctly as well.
Yes in these strange times I do so hope all children going back to school are safe.
Two of my Grand Children have not been since March.
The eldest starts 6th form and has to wear a suit and tie.
He got brill results in his exams he didn't sit just on his course work.
My Granddaughter goes back to her 2nd year in high school after missing most of her first but doing her work at home.
I think they may find it hard to settle at first.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Your fairy card is gorgeous… love the card shape and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Friends. Hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader]

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous Chris. Loving your background. Still weighing up if I NEED a gelli plate!! Hope the grandkids settled in well. Two of our boys just loved it. The older one has only had one day in and now waiting to see what the schedule will be for them as the school can't fit full classes yet!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautifully done! I love your backing that you made with the Gelli plate- and your darling girl image is adorable! Great card shape as well!
We have a variety of areas doing different things with back to school- here, the kids grades 1-5 are attending school but are dismissed at 1PM, kids 6-12 are doing at home virtual learning. My daughter teaches 9th grade in the city of Chicago- they are virtual and I am happy about that for her sake!

Ann-Marie said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)
My Little Patch of Heaven

Lisa Lynn said...

Just LOVE that image and your background. I just bought a gelli plate, but haven't had time to play yet. You have given me more inspiration.