A little while ago we got some new Prima paper pads in the shop and Lesley and I watched sadly as they all flew the nest to find new homes with our paper-stroking customers. Our second delivery was a shocker – most of the A4 pads had been discontinued almost immediately, but thankfully there are still 6×6 pads available in some of the designs. One of the A4s that didn’t sell out immediately was Rondelle, so last week I decided to treat myself before that disappears too and I absolutely love it.
Sometimes you just need a card in a hurry and don’t want to fuss much. The card above was made in literally five minutes. Well, OK, I already had the Sizzix diecut in my bits box, so it might take ten minutes by the time you’ve patted a white pigment inkpad onto the diecut, edged it with pink and embossed with a sparkly embossing powder. The paper does all the work for you – as well as the diecut I added a couple of punched butterflies – job done.
I’m loving the palette of this pad – it’s a little bit different from the bright colours I’m usually drawn to – a mix of ice cream peaches, pinks and chalky beiges combined with black and white. On some of the papers, there are open line drawings which really lend themselves to colouring in.
I also made this one which features a sentiment stamp that is coming out next week.
I coloured the hummingbird with copic markers and added a touch of orange to the centre of the flower which I cut from an piece of one of the other sheets.
I think it suits my mood at the moment to focus on simplicity.