Well my mom finally ran out of cards and has asked for 25 more (she has been asking for awhile actually) so I am back to doing some card making! Today I scouted around for some challenges to get me going and I am submitting this duo for the following:
- SCS - card sketch Wed.
- Loves Rubber Stamps - buttons and bows
- Chocolate, coffee and cards - polka dots
I must admit I am a little rusty at this and despite the sketch giving ample room for a focal point I had a hard time with the tiny size!
I probably haven't bought a 6 x 6 paper pad in over 3 years. So I have a drawer half full of paper, none of which I like anymore - at least most of it I am over. However I did find a couple pieces I liked! I wanted to do a semi-mixed media type focal layer - the idea in my head looked much different than it turned out but I decided they are keepers. The first one has Distress Inks for the background. I pounced them on my craft sheet, misted with water and then swiped the white cardstock through it.
For the second card I wanted to do something similar but with Shimmering mists for the background. I mixed them up myself using ColourArte Primary Elements Pigment Powder, gum arabic and water. This gives me subtle color AND shimmer. I added some green polka dots by sponging ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze through sequin waste. Finally I stamped a floral image from Crafter's Companion on each one using Archival Ink. I added sentiments from my much loved and much used massive collection of Studio G $1 stamps - does anyone remember those? Ahhh those were the days....