Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WOW! Wood...

Hey there!

I'm here today with my take on this months challenge over at WOW! Embossing Powder where the theme is 'Wood'.  I was a bit stumped (pardon the pun!) to begin with but then that light bulb moment came and I was off!

Lolly sticks of course!!  I used a few strips of scrap card to join the sticks together - it was either that or glue each edge.  Having done this previously, I wasn't about to do it again!!  (I'll share that project later in this post)  As you can see, I then stamped and embossed this Dandelion with rogue 'fluffy' bits in WOW! Primary Ebony Super Fine powder.  I don't know the name given to the bits on a Dandelion - on a flower they'd be petals...maybe I'll have to look that up?!  Well, I've just looked it up and the best explanation I can offer is that they would just be called seeds.  I suppose the fluffy part is a parachute for the seeds?!  It's not really relevant to this post, so I'll try and get back on track!!

I made this into a sympathy card, not because I needed one luckily, but because I had the sentiment issue again!  It was the only one that suited the card...and it's always good to have one in your card stash I think, just in case you become to bleary eyed after an event to make a card...that may just be me...

I based this layout on the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch from last week, but never got around to posting it...c'est la vie!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're all having a good week ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Buff
Stamps: Clear Impressions - Wild & Free; Bo Bunny - Sentiments
Ink:        VersaColor - Black; Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other:    WOW! - Ebony e/p; twine; pearls


  1. Leave it to you to find a very clever take on the challenge! Beautiful card and you are right, you will be glad to have this on hand one day...

  2. Oh, Sian, this is so innovative and creative and especially splendatative! You are brilliant!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Your lovely dandelions (fluffy bits - perfect definition for their 'puffs') are gorgeous on their lolly stick fence! Ingenious - as you always are! Can you imagine a companion one, with the dandelions in shades of purple/lilac? Not sure why I chose that colour; must be feeling lilac-ish these days with the approach of Spring. Heyyy...if you have more sticks, might as well give them a glue-up! Happy sigh...a visit here always, always adds sparkle to my day!! Hugs~c

  4. Hello, wonderful Sian! Just checking in to see if all is well with you! Missing immensely your bubbly posts and awesome creations! Hugs~c


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