Sunday... could that mean I'm posting a card for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge that ends tonight? Why yes, it could. This week is a Picture Perfect inspiration challenge, and it's one where I am definitely going to have to explain my inspiration. Here is the picture:
And here is my card:
You're not seeing it? ;) I don't blame you. One of the things I liked best about this photo was the water droplets on the leaves... and that inspired me to try my masking fluid for the first time. So that is my main inspiration; I also tried to keep the colours of my card muted, a little like the photo. I covered the bottom of my panel with a mask made from my evergreen punch -- I love this punch, but use it mostly for masking. I flicked masking fluid on the top part and allowed it to dry before painting the sky with distress inks. I thought this snowman had just the right pensive expression for the snowy landscape. He's painted using distress markers. I just couldn't find the right combination of sentiment and size in my Paper Smooches sentiments, so used this Unity one. Isn't it nice when stamps play nicely together? The back mat is white cardstock swiped with distress ink.
My thoughtful snowman is going to link up with the Monday and Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenges, as well.
Enjoy what's left of your weekend!
Supplies: white cardstock, Canson 140 lb watercolour paper, Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes & Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month (Take Time to Laugh) stamps, Memories black, stormy sky, tumbled glass & dusty concord Distress inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Frisket masking fluid, Distress markers, EK Success border punch, dimensionals
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