Added Thurs 15th Sept: WOO HOO! I won a “Cream in our Coffee” Award (honourable mention) over at the Play Date Cafe for this card! I am so tickled to get my first ever Play Date Cafe award! So exciting! xxaxx
After 5 months of one family crisis after another … things are finally easing! Yay! But … unfortunately my mojo has taken a beating … and my brain is a little tired. Thank goodness for challenges … to feed the missing mojo … and to supply the inspiration to put ink to stamps! Sometimes I wonder if I have an original idea in my tired little brain … but … I am at least happy to be stamping again! 😀 I went browsing for another challenge this morning … and this colour combo just grabbed me immediately. Why don’t you pop by the Play Date Cafe and check out the gorgeous samples … and other past challenges for some great ideas! I have to say … (with a little help) I am thrilled with this card!
This sponged panel was created using a mask on the top and bottom of the card … so the sponged colour remains between the two edges. All the single black flower images were stamped before removing the mask … but the larger flower spray was stamped after the mask was removed. The white flowers are stamped with Versamark & then embossed with white embossing powder. This was also done BEFORE removing the mask. The butterflies are stamped onto Vellum card … to give them a more “translucent” look … then I used my Versamark pen to add some ink around the edges. I sprinkled the white embossing powder and heat set the white edges. After dragging out my stickers for another challenge recently … I wanted to use them again and the white scallop stickers worked beautifully without overdoing it. I do have to acknowledge help with the inspiration for this card from Chrissie Stokes … who created a gorgeous card with similar details. I hope you all like my version.
Well … off to pack for the weekend. All my 3 girls … my m-i-l & s-i-l and I are off to wintry Katoomba for the weekend. We are going to a Christian Womens Convention … and I think it will be a wonderful escape & recharge for me! Perhaps I WILL come back ready to put together some original ideas!!!??? 😉 We leave early in the morning … but … I will try and get another “scheduled post” done for tomorrow … but that will be dependent on time. C U soon! Have a great weekend! Go the Dragons!!! Hugs xxaxx