The weather here has been not good at all this week and I am trying not to let the grey skies coupled with all the madness that is going on outside in the World sink me into an abyss of misery, frustration and foreboding. The Twofer Card Challenge for June began a couple of days ago and as I have lacked any motivation for a few days I determined that I would make something for it.
My first card has been left minus a sentiment at the moment as I am not sure if I will use it or will simply put it in my stash.
I spent a couple of hours last week making messy with Alcohol Inks and Yupo so the background is one of those.
I roughed up the surface of the die cut a little as I didn't want too smooth a finish with the embossing powder.
My sea horse die was smooshed with Distress Oxides and then a few sprinkles of embossing powder on top.
For my second card I used distress inks to colour the circles whilst it was still in the die.
I double embossed the diecut with Platinum embossing powder to give it a raised and smooth finish.
Punched out a couple of small circles and popped both on top of a die cut frame that had been stamped with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.
I really DO need to liven myself up! I have promised myself I will not watch any news or spend hours trawling social media this weekend.
In a lot of cases it simply makes me angry and at other times makes me so sad.
Totally counter productive.
Am hoping the weather improves a bit so I can at least get out for a short walk across the hills down to the Nature Reserve - where it is serene and peaceful and the only things that are fighting are the ducks over the bread!
Thanks for looking today - and thanks for listening (reading!) xx