I've made a card for one of my friends back in the UK and I've used two challenges to make it:
- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC112 - designed by Mona Pendleton
- Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC147
I'm running close to deadline with the Waltzingmouse challenge, but I couldn't think what to do, then I saw some fabulous chrysanthemums in my garden and I remembered Claire's set and I knew what to make.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Blooms: Chrysanthemums, Chicken Wire, Blessed by You
Inks: Memento - Grey Flannel, Teal Zeal; Stazon - Jet Black; Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Papermania - Creative Tones Olivine Essence; Card from stash
I stamped the background with the large chicken wire stamp in grey. I used the largest of the chrysanthemum images to make my flower. I used the outline image first using Cherry Cobbler (a rich, warm colour) and then used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the solid image inside the lines and stamped again. My first attempt I used the freshly inked stamp, but it was much, much too dark, so on my second attempt I stamped off onto some scrap paper and then stamped in the outline - much prettier! To make the leaves I stamped the outline image in teal and filled in with olive. I made the backing panel from some white card onto which I stamped the second impression of the small chicken wire and backed it with some olive paper from my stash. I finished off the card with a sweet sentiment stamped in Stazon on as it is has very sharp definition when stamped against a background pattern.
Here's a picture of a beautiful chrysanthemum that I found on the net - just love the warm, rich colour!
That's all for now - I'm off to do some more ironing - it never goes away!!!! See you again later for the our new St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.