The current challenge at Double D's is "Woodland Creatures." When organizing my craft room I found this wonderful stamp, from a company that is no longer in business called Coronado Island. Since it is a really detailed image, I stamped it on glossy cardstock with StazOn ink to get a really crisp image. When I then added the background, with a Stampscapes Stamp named "Meadow Large", and sponged the sunset, I discovered that the dye ink reacted to the glossy paper, creating a muted look. Was going to start over, but when the ink dried (which took a while) I liked that creates a hazy look. So… am keeping it! Mounted the finished scene with black photo corners onto pale rose cardstock. The sentiment on the inside, drawn from a collection of sayings that I started back in the 1970's reads, "When it hurts to look back, and you're afraid to look ahead, You can look beside you and your best friend will be there." Julian Casablancas
Double D’s Challenge- Woodland Creatures (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Penny's Challenge- #369 Anything Goes (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
To make the card I used the Hero Arts Stamps & Cuts Butterfly set. Stamped the large dotted butterfly on scraps of paper in yellow and orange dye ink. I then added depth to the wings by adding several shades of yellows and oranges (Spectrum Noir alcohol inks) on the wing segments. I like the way the dots still show through some of the segments! Added a few little lines along the edges of the wings and antennae to represent movement, cut along one edge with decorative scissors….because, well… just because! The final touch was to stamp the sentiment from the set onto a paper scrap. Loving the spring feeling of this card (especially when the weather prediction is for ice followed by up to 11 inches of snow and 40 mph winds coming into the Midwest tomorrow. Brrr! And Grrrr!)
Will be entering this into several challenges, including Simon Says "In My Garden" (because butterflies are like glitter in a garden!) the Butterfly Challenge (this time I met two of the requirements, there is a naples yellow butterfly, and the card is not square) plus two Anything Goes challenges.
Simon Says Monday Challenge- In My Garden (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Butterfly Challenge- #96 Letter N (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #325 Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- (a2zscrapbookingblog.com)
A recent Bugaboo challenge required washi tape. When cleaning my craft table, I found the rolls had not yet been put away, so decided to put them to use before tossing them back into their drawer. The wonderful image is from Bugaboo digi named "Wizard #6" and the sentiment is from a Bugaboo Digi Set named "Light up my life."
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
QKR Stampede- #285 Anything Goes (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #194 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)