- Less is More - LIM66 - a colour theme - YELLOW
- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC96 - a fun sketch designed by Kelly Schirmer
- Do You Stack Up - DYSU71 - use a flower
I've been thinking about the LIM challenge all week. Yellow can be a difficult colour but, while "tidying" yesterday, I realised that I had the perfect set of stamps. I've seen some wonderful cards made with Claire's French Country set, but my set hasn't been used yet! I love the row of "buttons" in Kelly's sketch and I was going to use real buttons in my card, but I had a better idea.
I masked off the top half of the card and stamped the lovely French lace image in Versamark, embossed it with clear powder and added colour with distress ink (Scattered Straw). I really like the resist technique. Using my Spellbinder dies I cut out a star circle which I coloured with Wild Honey distress and a plain circle coloured with Mustard Seed. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig and the star circle, I stamped the flowers to echo the button design! I used watercolour pencils to colour the flowers. I finished off with a bold, but simple, sentiment.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - French Country, Compact Sentiments
Inks: Distress - Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey; Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders: Star Circles (S4-335) #3; Circles Sm (S4-116) #4
Accessories: Staedtler Aquarell watercolour pencils; Clear embossing powder; Card from stash
I think I'm sending this to my Mum as an extra Mother's Day card - just because I can! That's all - see you soon.