I really couldn’t get my act together last week, or was it it week before? We had VBS at church, and it just took every bit of mental energy I had! It was a great week, but it left me drained. I completed cards for a couple challenges, but I didn’t share them. I really liked one (surprisingly!) especially so I’m going to share them anyway.
For My Favorite Things sketch – a striped background…you had me at hello.
The next was for one of the Simon Says challenges. I can’t remember what exactly it was, misting or masking….something I don’t enjoy doing. So I went a little creative on it. I used the falling heart mask and the abandoned coral distress ink to ink the background of watercolor paper. I then took some pearl mist I made with perfect pearls. I misted lightly that onto the ink to get it to move and run a little bit. I really liked the way it worked on watercolor paper as opposed to regular cardstock. However, it washed out the heart shapes more than I wanted, so I replaced the mask and used fired brick to recolor some of the heart. It turned out fabulously! I was quite surprised that I liked it. I tried to mount it on cardstock completely colored with abandoned coral, but it was too much. So I made an ombre’ background and it was the perfect touch.