Hey, it's the weekend...that means it's time to stamp, right? Well, weeding my flower beds, transplanting flowers, laundry and all of that other stuff that isn't so much fun...yea, that has to get done just the same. But, I made sure I took some time to stamp! I love to participate in challenges and there are two new ones out there that you should check out. This card was made for both of those.
Lily Pad sketch challenge. Here's the lovely sketch by Lucy Abrams:
*Edit - This card won the Gilded Lily Award at the Lily Pad!
CAS-ual Fridays challenge. Use bling!
Here is my take on these two challenges.
It had been a long time since I had done a sponged background. I love the look. I used post-it notes to mask off around the area I needed to sponge. When that was done, I removed just the note on the left hand side so that some of my stamped images could lap over the sponged area. I learned this technique on Melanie Munchinger's blog a couple of years ago. Love it!
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Ink: barely banana, apricot appeal, creamy caramel, really rust, close to cocoa, chocolate chip (Stampin' Up!)
Card stock: whisper white, barely banana (SU)
Stamps: autumn leaves (Gina K), autumn days (SU)
Other: brown pearls (Recollections), foam dots