Saturday, 17 August 2013

Catching Blue Dreams

Good evening everyone and welcome.  A special welcome to Martha and Trisha who have recently joined the following.  Welcome, welcome, one and all.  We are looking after the neighbors dog this weekend and I have just taken him out for a walk.  Or maybe he took me!!  I was hoping to be back before it got dark and started to rain but failed with both.  Isn't it great to be a dog and just have to shake.  

There are a couple of monochrome challenges at the moment so I decided to go with my favourite colour.  BLUE, you can't have enough BLUE.  So many shades of BLUE.  Gosh........

Also over at Cheery Lynn they suggested we have Fun With Letters.   Hmmmmmmm......  So I had a look through the stash to see what phrases or alphabets I could come up.  

I started with a pale blue card.  I cut a Cheery Lynn Pocket Watch.  This is one of their brand new dies and I love it.  Fantastic detail and it comes with an angel wing as well.  Anyway, I used this as a mask with DI Salty Ocean and then spritzed with water.  I reversed the diecut mask a few times just to keep it interesting.  Time has no direction in our dreams.........   I had masked off a border around the edge but when I started to add the other elements this looked boring, so I ripped around the edge of the pocket watch background, matted on pale blue glitter card and then on a dark blue card. 

You need to see this close up to get the details.  I wrapped the card with some Basic Grey Granola Fibers.  I cut a Cheery Lynn Spider Web Mesh Border, this is sooooooo gorgeous,  and added some gems.  I cut Imagine with a Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Die.  I decided I needed dream as well.  I used American Crafts fabric Thickers in black which I covered with blue glitter glue.  There's the CLD Pocket Watch again cut from the pale blue glitter card with a pale blue background.  There are hands also supplied with this die but since I was starting to get a dreamy feeling I decided to use the feathers from CLD Dream Catcher #2.  This is a gorgeous little die.  I think it's excellent value and it cuts all that detail on the feathers.  Fantastic.  So because I was feeling a bit like I was making a big square dreamcatcher I cut more feathers and hung them on the fibers.  A couple of CLD mini dimensional butterflies in shades of blue and voila.....

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs - Fun with Letters
That Craft Place - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make the Cut
Craft-room Challenge - Bingo (blue,mask,gems) 

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you are having a fun, fab, crafty weekend.   If you have the time or the inclination leave me a little love so I know you passed by.  Craft on good friend, craft on..... 

I was one of the Top 3


  1. Love how you created the background, fabulous web dreamcatcher and feather embellishments, great card.

    Sylv xx

  2. This looks amazing! :)

    Wonderful use of the spiderweb border, it looks gorgeous used this way! :)

    Really stunning card!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  3. I'm right there with you concerning blue, Gail! Thanks for sharing this pretty card with us at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge!

  4. Looks like you had a great time with this one! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  5. So much fun, makes me think of Dream Catchers. Great shades of blue, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. Blue is my favorite color also - this is absolutely beautiful :)

  7. Makes me think of dream catchers too :) a lovely make for the craft room challenge
    Von ♥

  8. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Lovely soft shades of blue and the idea of the dream catcher is so clever. Sweet card! Thanks for joining in with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. Hi, lovely card with fabulous details. Gorgeous blues and background.
    Thank you playing bingo at the craft-room challenge, good luck
    and welcome again;-))m


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