I'm still here, I promise. Just not getting to blog as much as I like. Ugh. Still battling some type of virus but think it's almost out of here! Miss Priss went back to school Friday (after missing 8 days) and I had a day of quiet. I mostly stayed in and still had to rest because of fatigue. Good grief! I've had a little bit of that today, but not as much. Fingers crossed I can return to my "normal" life next week! :)
First order of business -- results of my Blog-A-Versary Giveaway ------- Taunya Butler!!! :) Congrats Taunya! Please email me at mmaj98 (at) att (dot) net with your addy and I will get your blog candy on it's way to you! :)
Now, I have a couple of cards to share that I made last night and today. What little energy I had yesterday was spent working on a Valentine's project for The Piglets. They loved it. After I finished it up last night, I made them each a card using my new MFT Donuts & Sprinkles stamp and die set. It was a good excuse to play with it and they are both so into donuts, I couldn't resist. (Their love of donuts was, after all, what spurred me on to try that cute set.) I'm not quite sure they appreciated the effort of the cards, but the bouquet was a big hit. :) ....those are Dum Dum's.
First card, I played with the new set and made a fun card just to play around based on the sketch at CAS(e) This Sketch.
I used a patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Hey Kid 6x6 pad and the large die cut shape from MFT's Blueprints 22. I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes.
Next, I wanted to play with some watercolors, a new die, new stencil, and a stamp set I had yet to ink. The challenges for Little Tangles and CASual Friday's are Watercolors. I don't use that technique very much, but like it. I just let it slip my mind. I really love how these colors came out together. (I don't have too many Distress Inks and I like how they do the best. I've done it some with my other dye inks and it works, but I it doesn't blow my skirt up or anything.)
I was so proud of how this turned out! I loved the colors together.
So, I used lightweight spackle (Poor girl's embossing paste -- well in this case, Impatient Girl's...but I won't bore you with that.) over a striped diagonal MFT stencil. I rubbed Distress Inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water before brushing onto watercolor cardstock and then diecutting with MFT's Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner. I used the colors Broken China, Mowed Lawn, and Picked Raspberry. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Black Onyx ink, then clear embossed over it. I popped the banner up with foam tape and added a few matching enamel dots and that's all!
I am also linking up with Lil Inker Design's Monthly Meet Up Challenge for February.