I got myself in a bit of a pickle yesterday. It was my dad's birthday, family were gathering for a meal and I was so busy making a special key lime pie, keeping Beatrix out from under people's feet and joining in the celebrations that I completely forgot it was my brother and his girlfriend's anniversary today. There they were in the room with me and I hadn't got a card to give them before they left.
It's times like these, friends, that I stand by my claim that you can never have too many arts and craft supplies. I hot footed it upstairs during a quiet moment, pulled out a random selection of materials, and desperately tried to come up with an idea for a quick card.
Their anniversary is on Bonfire Night, and I had black card, so the idea of a firework card developed. Then I remembered how much I had loved playing with pastels in art class at school, and after a quick practise...
And a lot of smudging, followed by some speedy work with ink stamps...
...I had a card! Phew!
If you don't have art sealant spray hairspray works just as well, which was fortunate for me!
I hate being disorganised, but it's true that sometimes forced creativity can produce some interesting ideas.
Wishing you an explosive (and safe) Bonfire Night!