Hello & welcome, thanks for stopping to visit. This is going to be a scheduled post, as I hope to be off on a little junket with some stamp buddies up to Betty's Scrapbook Room in Greensboro, NC - which is about 3 hours north of our home. Some of the few remaining stamp stores in the Carolina areas are having a store hop...so my stamp buddies have planned a caravan. At first, keeping in mind my recent Florida shopping, I was trying to exercise a bit of restraint and declined a sweet invitation. Mentioned the girls' trip to Mr. DH, and he said "Why don't we go along? And get some BBQ". There's restaurant in the same plaza as Betty's store that specializes in turkey bbq. So at the present moment as I type this post, the trip is still a "Go". (but as you know, Life can change your plans...). So here's my card to share today, which was inspired by this card done by Darlene Devries.
Dick Blick when there was a sale featured, and I got free shipping also. I tried coloring using the techniques Darlene shows in her video, then used a Dove Blender to blend the colors (Yep, I need more practice!) Die cut the image with a Sizzix scallop shape, and used a stylus to emboss around the edges.
- Background created on white c/stock using Impression Obsession Cover a Card CC059 (Spatter) using Colorbox Fluid Chalk in a charcoal color. Next layer was CC127 (Toile) in Fluid Chalk light blue and last stamped Hero Arts cling stamp CG301 Luscious Floral Background in Fluid Chalk Wisteria. Sorry I didn't name the blue - but I forgot to bring that pad upstairs...if need be, I can provide the name! These 3 stamps & 3 different colors made an interesting background for the black image I thought.
- Memory Box Tessatina Border, using a snippet of some dark red c/stock. The same snippet provided the Elizabeth Craft sentiment.
After I photographed this, I saw a little 'blob' on the right hand side of the scallop background. It's not that noticeable on the card IRL. Now that I've seen it though, it's gonna bug me. May have to add a tiny butterfly or perhaps a dragonfly to hide this.
Hope your weekend is off to a super start, that your weather is as lovely as it is in our area, and that perhaps you're doing some fun, relaxing, or just whatever will rejuvenate your inner self. Thanks again for visiting, and always love to read your comments. Hugs