Happy Saturday afternoon, and welcome. It's an overcast cool & breezy day here at our house. Yesterday morning we had some good steady soaking rain - which made a nice change of weather pace. Mr. is off to an all day vintage car show with a neighbor. So things are very much quieter than usual around the place. Our daughter's birthday is next week, and I've worked on this card for a bit. Did 3 attempts...the best was my first effort, but then I did my usual...add just one more little thing. Which in this case, was a silvery sheen spray made of white perfect pearls and water. I shook it well, but it still splodged. First here's the finished card..which was the third effort, and after it got finished, I didn't touch it again, until I added the sentiment after I had trimmed it out & matted it.
- Whispers wooden stamp - fairly large, so used the Bonnie's Best stamp press to get a crisp clear image. Colored with copics, some WoS after coloring. The first effort on this image, had more intense colors. I just selected various shades of greens for the leaves and had some good shading going on. On the flower, I used RV & BV colors, and on the first go-round, I was very happy with the results. (I'll share the photos of the 3 tries). Trimmed out portions of #2 - which had a background boo-boo, and did a little stylus work with some leaves, the hummer's head and a couple of the petals. Doesn't show in the photo, but looks quite nice IRL.
- on the background, in places just did scribbles with the 0000 colors of BG, YG and R. In other places tried to do the Pointilissim (dots) technique...which I don't do very well.
- Sentiment is the large font from HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments and on the inside - the smaller Birthday from that set is stamped on the top edge, with a nice verse on the bottom half of the insert. Used Memento Elderberry used for the sentiment & verse.
- black glitter paper for a skinny mat, and a light purple textured Bazzil for thecard base.
Thanks for joining me this afternoon. I hope your weekend is off to a great start, and please do come back again soon. Hope to have something to post tomorrow for the September Rudolph Day Challenge. In the meantime, Hugs & Blessings.