Would you look at that, it's February! Meaning that Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. Time in general goes completely wonky in February, I find -- it's the longest yet shortest month of the year. Of course I might enjoy it a little more if I happened to live on a tropical island.
Enough of that, though... a new month brings a new Naughty or Nice challenge!
That's right, we're looking for your love -- or ANTI-LOVE -- themed projects this month. Make them naughty or nice! I've gone nice with mine, mostly because the Valentines I need to make really should be... I hope I'll have time once the necessities are out of the way to make a more playful one! ;)
I was fortunate enough to win some Unity goodies recently, so decided to use one of my brand new sets and play along with this month's colour challenge. This is the second of two attempts at the main panel; the first one I embossed in white, since that seems to be the default for a watercolour resist, but it just didn't have enough oomph against the background colours. The deep blue seemed to work much better. Once again I put my Twinkling H2Os into action for some watercolour shimmer. The popped-up heart is another Unity stamp (this one from a grab bag) -- it was the perfect size, but had the sentiment "handmade" across the front. A perfectly fine word, but just wasn't right for this particular use. Patterned paper strip to the rescue! It's stamped in a colour called "lilac posies" by the way -- purples seem to defeat my photography skills or lack of. I also decided to be inspired by Jocelyn Olson, who is a genius at patterned-paper layering, among many other things. While I could not quite bring myself to hand-cut the papers the way she does, I did try to keep the layering whimsical. Each layer is adhered with just a few glue dots. I think I was also channeling Jocelyn when I splatted my card base with some Smooch spritz. For embellishments, I started with just the three tiny clear sequins, added the two blue sequins, then thought, wait, I have a bag of various heart die cuts! The result is either pleasingly random or an epic fail, I have yet to decide. I actually remembered to take some angled photos to show the dimension of the paper layering more clearly:
I'm also entering this card into this week's Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes and Shopping Our Stash Love Me Do challenges.
My teammates have some great inspiration waiting for you on the Naughty or Nice page! You have until the 25th to come and join in on the fun.
Supplies: Stampin' Up naturals white cardstock, Echo Park Head Over Heels & Basic Grey Plumeria patterned papers, Unity Layers of Life All for Love (December 2014) and ? stamps, Color It gilded silver blue, Memento lilac posies & Versamark inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Mama Elephant confetti die, sea kiss Smooch Spritz, Simon Says Stamp & Darice sequins, pop-dot squares
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