And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hang in There

Hello, friends!  Happy Australia Day…our Australian friends from down under celebrate the first settlers from Europe landing in Australia on January 26th.  The Ways To Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers has decided to join in the celebration.  This may be a stretch...I could not find my koala OR my kangaroo, but I did discover that there are quite a few poisonous spiders that make their home on the continent.

Creative Nugget:  Granted, these spiders look harmless to me, but they are hanging down under.  The stencil chosen to use for the background reminded me a little of a spider web and was sponged lightly with Victorian Velvet and Twisted Citron distress inks.  The spiders are from the Buggin' Ya stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and the sentiment was created with a fun new alpha called Lynzee Script Alpha.  The spiders' drop lines were enhanced with some doodling, stitching, and some metallic thread bows.  Splatters, messy stitching, and a few Bitty Sparkles were added to finish the card.  The design of the card was inspired by the Fusion Sketch.

There are also many varieties of beautiful flowers that can be found in Australia!

Creative Nugget:  Distress inks were dabbed on an acrylic block, spritzed with water, and smeared onto some mixed media paper to create the background.  Scribble Flowers were randomly stamped in Jet Black Archival ink, one of which was cut out and popped onto the card.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called God is For You.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for joining me for Australian Day…have a blessed one!



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These spiders are too cute! Great background too! Carri~Abusybee

Jeanne J. said...

Brilliant to use your spiders for the Australia Day! I love the stencil background and their smiling faces! You made me smile too!

Craft-E-Place said...

Love the spiders! Great idea combined with the sentiment. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More
Elaine DT

Martina Svoboda said...

Aw I love the soft background on the spider card, it's so gentle and lovely! Martina ATSM DT