Hello … just buzzing by quickly to show you my latest challenge card. I was so keen to play along with one of Keesh’s challenges … because it has been a while … and this little sketch caught my eye as soon as I saw Fi’s creation on her blog. (I notice she has now done a 2nd sample … so I must pop by and check it out!) I had to go out last night (Bible Study) but .. when I got home I was determined to try this sketch out! BUT … after TOO many late nights watching Commonwealth games … I was really quite tired … and even though this came together quite quickly … I’m not sure that I am that happy with it.:?: 🙄
The colours are from the latest Colour Throwdown challenge … and although I have used a bit of the Poppy Parade recently for a couple of Xmas Cards … I am still struggling with this colour a little. So … it was good to challenge myself (again) with this combo! I LOVE the combo … but I think my biggest issue is getting the balance of colour right.
I hope you can see the Shimmer Mist that I sprayed onto the Pear Pizzazz Card. (Shimmer is hard to pick up in photos without blowing out the colours!) The card looked a little dull and so I pulled out my Big Shot & added the Polka Dot embossing … and sprayed it with some Shimmer Mist (a mix of Frost White Shimmer Paint + rubbing alcohol) … and instant “Pizzazz”! That Shimmer Mist is FANTASTIC! 😀 So … in the end … not too bad! 😉
Well … off to check out Fi’s blog … and a few more favourites! The “big kids” start Touch Footy tonight … (Gav, Shane, Sheree, Skye + Jono … Stace hasn’t registered this season for obvious reasons!) Skye is also playing for another mixed team on Tuesday nights with my stamping buddy Trish’s 2 sons … and Sandy is also signed up for his first season in the junior comp … also on Tuesday nights! I am happy … cos it means a couple of nights free to stamp!!! (Of course … I will go and watch sometimes, too!) Stampin’ Hugs xxaxx