Hello my friends! Life has been a bit crazy the last few weeks. My youngest daughter has been in and out of the hospital due to various things that scare the doctor (and us!), and it looks like she will be having a baby sooner than we thought. Exciting but SCARY. Meanwhile, my other grandson is growing like a weed and getting cuter and sweeter every day. Hopefully, I will get some time with him this weekend.
In between trips to the hospital and work, I have made a few cards this week. The first one is for the new DRS Designs Challenge which is a color challenge. These are the colors:
For my card, I took all my ink pads that were the closest to these colors and sponged them in layers like the photo. Then I stamped on the new graveyard border image and the Count Your Blessings Greeting from DRS Designs. When I went to stamp on some Long Tall Wheat (also by DRS Designs), I smudged some of the black. Tried to get it to come off with a bit of water which did not work, tried to cover it with more ink which didn't work, and then tried bleach which looked cool so I splattered more on. Got mad and crumbled it up but refused to be defeated so I inked some black on all the folds (making sure I had a fold where the ink smudge was) and ironed out my paper so it was flat again. I loved the result which looks very batik.
I showed this card to my daughter and she said she loved the look but didn't get why I put that sentiment with the graveyard. I told her it was a cross between a Thanksgiving card and a Halloween card and is a reminder to Thank God you are alive every day. She rolled her eyes so I am not sure the message is clear here - lol!
My next card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge at SCS and I cased Ann who is the featured stamper (click HERE to see her card). I changed up the colors to get an Autumn effect. I used the DRS Designs Long Tall Wheat an Autumn Greeting images. I sponged on my ink to get the effect - it is only two colors (SU! Only Orange and TH Seedless Preserves).
I am practicing making some quick Christmas cards and my next one was super quick. I just stamped on the DRS Silent Night Jesus Star image and sponge some SU! Not Quite Navy all around it. A few gel pen dots and some silver twine and I was done.
Hope everyone has been having a great week - I am so looking forward to the weekend!!!