I had a few extra stamping minutes yesterday and eagerly tackled a couple of challenges. Unfortunately, what was in my brain and what came out on paper wasn’t quite the same….it looks a bit mousey to me, and rather bland. I think my mojo got washed away with the rain! Here’s my card:
The challenge from Our Creative Corner, hosted by my sweet friend Anne Marie, featured a recipe: embossing, ribbon, brads or buttons and watercoloring. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches for this week:
I chose some softly-colored papers from My Minds Eye and an herb image from Herb Expressions to watercolor. I am not sure whether the colors were just too soft or what, but it sort of falls flat! Another thing is that I rarely make Mother’s Day cards as my mother passed away in 2001 and my MIL passed away in 2010, so I really don’t have much reason to make one! Anyway, I enjoyed both challenges and I kept at it. In fact, I made this card, just using the sketch alone, as a simple “thank you” for one of my customers:
And Tuesday, before the sketch even came out, I had made this card….I had to chuckle when I saw the sketch, as it was so similar:
Both of these cards used some leftover cardstock that I had from another project; the card itself is about 3 1/2” wide, so it allowed me to hang the flower over the right edge and still fit in a standard-sized envelope! If you have any questions about any of these cards, shoot me an email!
Pardon the extreme sunglare in the bathtub! She seemed to think this was a fun place to play!!!