Friday, February 6, 2009

Papertrey Ink contest, around the rainbow

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Wooohooo!!! We made it. Can you tell I am so happy. This is a great day. I am so excited. Nothing really going on just so excited to have a weekend upon us to enjoy. Plus, next week is a 4 day week and my hubby gets 4 wonderful days off. Isn't that wonderful? hehehe

So most of you have probably come here to check out my card. It isn't quite how I pictured it in my head but this is what I came up with and I am pretty happy with it.

I used PTIs summer sunrise and vintage cream cardstock. The blue cardstock is probably Joann's that I found in my stash.

The main image was sponged around the edges first with ripe avocado and then I rubbed the sponge all over to give it the feel of being a green cardstock. I like how it turned out better than if it had done what I thought in my head.

The blue ribbon is from Target and the red was a Michael's find.

I used PTIs "Polka dot basics", "Floral Frenzy" and "Pond Life" stamp sets. I know, where is the pond life, right? The stems are actually a stamp I found in "Pond Life". I just bent it to either side to make the bent stems. I love acrylic stamps :)

The mini polka dots were stamped in summer sunrise and then I used ripe avocado to make the bigger circles around the dots. Then I took pure poppy and sponged the edges of that strip.

The flowers were stamped using spring rain, pure poppy and summer sunrise. The centers I used a cat's eye chalk ink for. You can't see it but I took my clear glitter pen and colored in all the petals on all 3 flowers. It really adds just a little umph to the card, right?
Also, with sponging the background first and then adding the image somehow it turned a little watercolory (I know it isn't a word) to me and I LOVE that. I am going to have to try some of this stuff again on another card or project.

What do you think, did I get my mojo back? I am not sure but I have been very pleased with my projects lately.

Well, I think that is it. I got something I really like to show you on Monday. I cannot wait.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


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