So, because I know everyone is busy with summer activities, I'll keep prattling to a minimum.
Card #1 was inspired by deetails from TIME OUT Challenge #10, where possibilities galore can be found in this amazing photo:
The striped wall, the arrow on the back right, and several colours inspired my image choices, which I then paired with retrosketches #125
NOTE: Honoured and delighted to be receive a Retrosketches Shout Out for this card. THANK YOU!!
My second card is, well...let's just say some lessons learned. The lovely colours and photo at The Card Concept Challenge #15
was a 'so want to do,' but...no aqua or lime inks/papers in my collection. Then I remembered: the Gelato set I bought, which had precisely the colours required. Of course, being gelato-clueless (I did watch a video, but not with particularly rapt attention), I took them to task with my new TH striped stencil. Ummm...gelatos and narrow stencils don't work together that easily, however I persevered. Next up, I embossed one of the pretty flowers from STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms, and gelato-ed it. A bit of a cramped space for blending with fingertips...I wasn't going to be deterred my mission. Gelatos all the way - coupled with a much better understanding of how to use - or rather, not use, them. They are quite cool and I have ideas for showcasing them 'properly'. My card turned out okay, I think...it's kind of 'funky' in a clean and layered fashion. My layout comes from CAS(E) this Sketch #86
The aqua and lime smerged a bit on the stripes, but hopefully they're still distinct enough
to see the colours.
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