Here is my card for last Tuesday's MMTPT challenge. We are sending cards to Mary Jane in AR who suffered a slight stroke and will be spending some time in rehab.
My card is also for last Thursday's WT434 challenge, to represent your state flower. IL's state flower is the violet. I chose three shades of Ranger di purple colors. I stamped, embossed, and water-colored the ink, blending to achieve somewhat of an ombre style. I placed about eight Zva pearls on the card but they don't showing on the picture. :( Hmmm.
THANKS for looking! :)
Stamps: Local King Rubber, Kaiser
Paper: Strathmore 140# watercolor paper, SU
Ink: Ranger emb pad and distress inks
Accessories: Zva pearls, ? black grosgrain ribbon, > white embossing powder, Ranger emb pad, heat tool, mister bottle, natural bristle paint brush, non-stick craft pad, SU dimensionals
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013 GMT Views: 667
Challenges I participate in: Inspirational Challenge, Sketch Challenge, Inspirational Challenge, Free 4 All Challenge, Queen for the Day Challenge, Feature Stamper, Color Challenge, Ways to Use It, Try a New Technique and I am a proud Tea-Potter Challenge participant.
Registered: March 24, 2012 Location: West Virginia Posts: 4396
Sat, Jul 06, 2013 @ 1:38 PM
Beautiful card. I love the colors. I think you've achieved the ombre style, that you were going for. this is a truly beautiful card. All my best, to Mary Jane, in AR. I'm sure she'll love the card. tfs. Sister stamper, in WV.
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 12438
Sat, Jul 06, 2013 @ 5:58 PM
What a fabulous background you created! You blended those gorgeous colors so beautifully! Wonderful sentiment too!
------------------------------ Nancy _____________ You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired. ~Robert Brault,
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 52942
Sun, Jul 07, 2013 @ 1:32 AM
You do create such lovely backgrounds, Gabby! Those purples make a lovely soft background for your white wildlflower meadow.
I know what you mean about upper floors being warmer - when we moved from a duplex with a ground-floor bedroom to a different house with an upstairs one, it was a real adjustment in heat terms!! At least you have air-con to keep you cool and stamping ;-).