Hi you all! The current challenge over at Try it on Tuesdays is to make something with a spring theme which should have something moving on it. I have tried a waterfall tag. I stamped the background with my script stamp and some leaves in forest moss after distressing in gradient, spring-like colours. I made my 'waterfall' using images from CI; 2 with happy faces and 2 with flowers - all things that remind me of spring. The strip at the back, to which the pics are fixed, has been hand-painted. When you pull the strip the pictures turn themselves over and the word 'spring' can be read on the pull-strip. This was my first try with a waterfall, so I hope the next one will be a bit better. But at least it works!
The second card with something that moves has 2 tags, one of which has been made exactly as the previous one. I added some hearts and a sheep. The farmer (some of you might know him from Shaun the Sheep) has been mounted onto a strip of clear plastic, which is tucked into another strip to hold it. By pulling the plastic the farmer moves across the card, and can also be moved a bit up and down. This is also a 'first try', which I will try to improve. The card is for a little girl who will be 4; I have made her one of these sheep cards with a big pink bow each year for her birthday, as she loves 'seep' and 'pnink' as she calls them.
I am also linking to Manon's 'Paper Saturdays', a fun place to link up any paper creations you have made.
And I have some 'Happy Mail' to share:
The pretty card and the bookmark, made of polymer clay came from Debbie, AKA Craftymoose. Debbie makes the most wonderful fantastic creatures from this clay, and hand-beaded flowers. Her blog is well worth a visit, so if you don't know it yet, pop over!
I received a hand-painted envelope stuffed full of goodies from Katie at the Red Tin. Katie makes beautiful stuff from felt & fabrics, such as bags and journal covers, and even made tiny books out of silk cocoons. This is another blog well worth looking at if you don't already know it.
Have a good weekend you all! Take care, and thanks for coming by.