It's a lovely sunny morning here in my Rocky Mountaiin town, and before I go tackle the mountain - of ironing, that is - a card to share before some links close. As I mentioned in my previous post, a wonderful assortment of STAMPlorations stamps have become part of my collection, and I'm planning to make my way through playing with every. single. one.
One set features three butterflies, so I selected one, white embossed it thrice and once again, made an attempt at water-colouring. Yes, you are allowed to laugh...or shake your head in bewilderment. Seriously, I just flounder around with this technique, and since I only have distress markers, I'm not sure how to adapt some of the techniques I've seen from 'ink pads' to the markers. I don't even have a misting thingy, so I'm trying to figure out how to renovate 'something' comparable. Perhaps a little perfume vial from a couple samples I have will work - and my cards will smell pretty, too *grin* . Oh well. Innovation: that's what 'challenge' is all about (and stretching my supplies, too).
My card, titled "Imagine", is was inspired by:
Lesley's Challenge #7
This is a double-inspiration:: the sketch, paired with Lesley's mom asking her to make some water-coloured cards. I figured if Lesley's willing to give this a go, I should try, too! Thanks for paving the way, Lesley!
The Pink Elephant #252: Anything Goes
Iron Craft Challenge Week: Inspiration 1~Trends from Julie at Chaitali's Cuts, Crops and Creativity, where I selected, obviously, water-colouring.
NOTE: I'm beyond honoured, delighted and thrilled that Chaitali and her mom selected my card as one of her top three choices for this challenge. The most heart-warming part: that our 'special gift' is the opportunity to make a donation to JustGive.org for a charity of our choice. Chaitali and your mom: you're two incredible, amazing treasures, who know the importance of 'giving and sharing' on every level. THANK YOU!!
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