How has your Bank Holiday weekend been? I spent mine how I like to spend Bank Holiday weekends...indoors crafting and writing while listening to sport. Fortunately, there was plenty of crafting and writing to do and plenty of sport to listen to so I was a happy bunny.
Actually, this week has felt like a bit of a holiday anyway as I finally finished the proposal and sample copy for my non-fiction book with the strong link to Downton Abbey. I sent it to the first (and only) literary agent on my list as soon as I'd finished it. (Not to be recommended but do as I say, not as I do!) Once I'd done that, I decided I needed to take a break from the endless typing, research and proofreading and devote some time to other writing projects as well as free up lots more time than usual for crafting.
As a result, I've spent more hours in my craft room than I have for a while which was great. One of the projects I made was another "Stash Buster Challenge". This is a little challenge I set myself a while back to try and use things that have been in my crafty "stash" much longer than I care to remember.
This week I re-visited some lovely papers by the exceptionally talented designer Kate Knight who is well known in the art and design industry for her bold floral patterns which I really like. It's quite a while ago now but I just had to buy the four beautiful sets of background papers and sentiment toppers that Kate designed for a craft magazine collection. Although I've made one or two cards with them, I haven't used them as much as I'd like, probably because they are too pretty to cut up!
This week I decided to make another card with them and here is the result. As usual, when I really want to show off the materials, I go for a 3D card and more often than not an easel card. I only had to cut up two sheets of paper and one sentiment topper to make the card so it wasn't too painful. I even had enough paper left over to make up some paper flowers using some Marianne Creatables Dies. Kate's designs are so striking that I didn't feel I needed to do much else to the card apart from adding some black ribbon, a few pearls and some silver liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers.
If you want to try the magazine papers for yourself, I have just checked on the internet and it looks as if they are still available from Immediate Media Origin. Enjoy!
Copyright Melissa Lawrence 2015