It's been so long since I've posted--where does the time go?! I had wanted to play along with some of the Less Is More challenges & missed them. Decided to make cards anyway for the challenge to use 3 of something on a 1 layer card & to make a card using gold.
I had the idea in my head to use 3 flowers with a dry embossed bottom edge for "grass." Looked better in my mind--LOL! The stamps are Penny Black & the embossing folder is Cuttlebug. I colored the flowers with Memento markers.
The gold card was inspired by this card of Sharon's
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_d_from_canada/7339914082/in/photostream/. I used my favorite gold ink pad (Delicata Golden Glitz) to stamp Penny Black's christmas star & the little glitter dots were just the right color for the center. "Joy" is by Amuse.
When I finished those 2 cards I decided to make one for the current Less Is More Challenge (use stitching) & the Hero Arts contest (paper flowers). Sweet Michelle (michellesielman on Flickr) gave me this
HA Blossoms stamp set & I thought it'd be
great for a brightly colored image. I used my colored pencils (first time, I think!) & it isn't exactly the neon colors, but it's cheery. The flower center is made by stitching yellow floss to a small circle. The same floss is used for the 2 rows of stitching.
I hope it won't be so long before my next post. Thanks for coming by--I really appreciate your visit.