Another week has rushed by, which mean I, along with my fabulous DT, invite you to join us for Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #197
who are offering a sweet $12.00 gift certificate to the lucky winner! Incentive, right? Right!
You will sooooooo not guess what I've done for my inspiration card *grin* First, I drew my design/colours from the vibrant, gorgeous bouquet and dress palette over at Inspired By All the Little Things #18
Second, I hitched up my 'big girl pants' and went full-throttle with using...are you ready...my ZIG MARKERS! I did so! Astonishing, right! I've had these for quite a while, have had epic failure after epic failure, but finally...F.I.N.A.L.L.Y...I have a 'something' to show for my efforts (that, and the fact that I need to plant a tree, given how much paper I've recycled over all these trial runs).
My card is not fantastic by any stretch, but....it's an accomplishment! MFT Background Roses, embossed, coloured with Zigs (I only have 12), a wee (very wee) blending with water, a dark blue background panel, W&W hello and...ta dahhhh! Rather vibrant, but...that's what I was aiming for (I guess *grin*). Whew...not sure when a Zig-venture will happen again (this one was exhausting!), but...we'll see. More (white only) water-colour paper on my shopping list...
Okay, turning the stage over to you!
How will YOU make YOUR mark?
Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations in the gallery!
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On another note: for quite a while, I've been using Michael's Recollection #110 card-stock for my card bases and panels. It *was* a nice shade of white, sturdy and solid. Note *was*. Recently, I bought a new package (actually, I'm a dodo..I bought two packages...but I had coupons!), and oh. my. stars! Something has changed! The white is stark - almost a grey/white - and the heavy weight I've so come to rely on seems less so. Has anyone else noticed the change? Guess I'll be doing some trips to Michael's whenever we travel...hopefully, the 'good ol' reliable' can be found!
I'm so glad you spent part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!