I'm trying to get back to my roots as a card-making challenge entering crafter! I miss it! Not because of the occasional 'win' but to also see them through the eyes of fellow crafters! Oh heck... it's just plain fun!!
First up: Darnell's Twofer Challenge - I may not get it right, because I'm technically NOT using the exact same stamp, but I'm using the same stamp SET!
Next, I changed it up and did an all-over stamping with another diamond shape from that set on my card front, then added that same peony, this time Copic-colored red! Here's a closeup - I love that the diamonds show through the coloring!
A friendship card!
I know this is the third time I've barged into your world today … sorry about that - but I've been known to miss a deadline on occasion! lol
Maria, come back anytime … you look right at home here!
Maria and I shared tons of smiles, a few laughs, and even a few tears... it's amazing how easily we connect with far-away card making friends, isn't it! It brings me such joy.
One of our conversations involved our 'how we got started card making' stories. Maria reminded me how much I love to write sentiments, and also to participate in some of the fun challenges out there... I realized it has been too long since I just PLAYED cards!
I hope you don't mind me dropping into your world one more time today!?
Nancy is the host for this month's CAS Mix Up, and my friend Hideko pointed me in the right direction with her gorgeous card! I had to try this Monoprint technique - thanks, girls!
I pulled out a few of my favorite Distress Inks, and a few stencils that really don't see the light of day often... that could change, now that I've tried this technique!
MFT raindrops, Gina Marie Designs, and Dots by DCWV
If you know me at all, you know I'm just a wee bit color-phobic … grey is my favorite color!!! Here's why... raindrops only happen on a cloudy day!
I've used Pumice Stone for Mono-printing, stamping, and die cutting for my choice.
The other thing you might know is
I never waste a thing, if I can help it!
I do have a few colorful ones, too...
You'll have to stop back on August 23rd for the finished product here =]
Thanks Nancy, and Hideko - it's been way too long since I've played cards for a challenge - and I miss it so much! I'm off to the gallery!
Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Pumice Stone; Rain drop Die is from Reverse Confetti - no longer available Friend die from Winnie & Walter Hello from EH Leave from Uniko's Gerbera Daisy