Wow! It's Saturday already! This week has flown by....probably because I took one week of vacation. There was so much I wanted to do...and so much I didn't get done. Retirement...sounds better every day!
First of all...Thank You to all of my fellow LIMettes! Your comments and congrats really made my day! I was so excited to see that I won the May prize. How great is that! What a wonderful group of ladies! Chrissie and Mandi continue to offer us some fabulous challenges each week. This week our challenge as presented at Less is More is a colour challenge and for this week we are making a monochromatic card...the definition and rules are as follows:
Monochrome: in shades of one color: using or displaying only shades of one color or black and white.
You may choose any colour you wish, but please keep all the shades you use within your chosen spectrum.
Well, it's been a busy day for me, but I finally got around to making my card late this afternoon. Can't say I'm over the moon thrilled with it, but this was the third attempt and I just decided to leave it as is.
I used a white card base. I masked off a 1.5 in piece just off center and tried to use my brayer to apply the ink. I say tried, because I could not get it to go on smoothly. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but obviously I need a lot more practice. After I got the SU Baja Breeze brayered, I reversed my mask and covered the colored portion. I stamped the butterflies (don't know who makes that stamp) with Versamark and TH Broken China Distress ink. The first time I tried this, I didn't add my embossing powder soon enough and all the ink dried! The second time, I tried using ultra thick embossing powder and it wouldn't stick long enough for me to heat it! I almost gave up, but finally I used my detail embossing powder and after each butterfly was stamped, I did the heat embossing. Now, that took a while! LOL! After finally getting all the butterflies embossed, I used a text stamp and stamped the text with the Baja Breeze over the top of the butterflies. Then I added the happy birthday in SU Almost Navy. I also added a couple of scored lines above and below the center panel, but that kind of hard to see here. I might just have to come up with something else for this challenge later in the week.
One reason I was delayed getting my card done, was that my sister, my niece and my sister's DIL decided to have a cyber scrapbooking challenge today. They all live in Georgia and I'm in Florida, so we don't get to scrap together very often, so this was our solution. Last night we chose a sketch from Pagemaps and today all of us were to have our pages finished and posted by 4 pm. We did it and I must say, that although you can tell we all used the same sketch, our layouts are totally different!
I chose to make a layout about my youngest daughter and her chicken coop. I cut the limb and the little bird out of white card stock with the Silhouette, then colored them with Copics. The Rooster and hen was a stamp that I purchased recently....and it was perfect for this layout. The papers are Graphic 45s Domestic Goddess. (The black border was added digitally to keep the white background from disappearing) Journaling reads:
Who knew that a girl who was raised in the city would one day fall in love with living in the country? I remember how excited you were when you called to tell me that Randy was building you a chicken coop and that your first batch of baby chicks was on their way to you. Having grown up on a chicken farm, I couldn’t imagine being excited about getting chickens! Your love of living in the country and having chickens reminds me of how much you are like your Grandpa Perdue. He would have loved seeing your chickens.
That's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are greatly appreciated!! Until next time...