The theme for this fortnight's challenge is Fancy Fold and it was chosen by my team mate Christine.
I generally struggle with these. Unless I use a die to cut an unusual arrangement, I find this type of card hard. But, I found a template for a diamond fold card on the Create and Craft website and decided to have a go.
The fold isn't perfect (the display section isn't quite square), but I decided it was good enough, and it was a perfect size for an image that's been languishing in my craft room for a year or two. It uses a Hobby Art wood mounted stamp for the image. I'm pretty sure that's amongst the oldest stamps I own. When I first decided to get into stamping, the biggest choice was among wood mounted stamps, and I used to visit Blade Rubber Stamps in London occasionally to peruse their selection. It's a Mackintoshesque image which is a style I love. I coloured with pencils - possibly Polychromos - as I bought three blues to try out, but then decided that a complete set was prohibitively expensive. The greys and greens are probably Derwent Coloursoft.
To complete the card, I stitched a couple of rose heads using part of a pattern from Stitching Cards and Sulky thread.
So, thank you, Christine, for getting me out of my comfort zone (even though I added comfortable things to the basic design.)
And I hope you can join us this time.