Monday, March 30, 2009

I made this card in answer to a "Throwaway Collage" challenge issued on one of my groups. The card was to be made with things we might throw away that were on our stamping table and in our supplies.
I found a brown card base I had made but decided not to use for a different swap. Next came a collage background out of my scrap box. I had made this background several years ago and decided now was the perfect time to use it. Another scrap, this time in pink, completed the background for the rest of the collage. The image had been sent to me in December as an extra for a Mystery Swap challenge. It was stamped in brown ink on white card stock, so the colors had to be changed. I used Adirondack's Peach Bellini and Shell Pink ink pads to make the change, mounted it on a burgundy scrap and placed it over a burgundy skeleton leaf. Three buttons and corners sent for the Mystery swap completed this card.
The next card was made for a "She Sells Seashells by the Seashore" challenge. Card Base: Pale Peach Card Stock: White glossy Kromekote; dark red Inks: Marvy Matchables' Pale Orange, Adirondack Cranberry Stamps: Seashell (Inkadinkadoo); Hello (Unknown source) Using Pale Orange stamp pad, color white glossy card stock by rubbing on glossy card stock in one direction. Allow to dry. Stamp seashell three times with Cranberry ink and mount on dark red CS. Cut a narrow piece of the ink treated glossy card stock and mount on dark red card stock. Stamp "Hello!" on the lighter color and mount to a peach colored card base. Attach seashells to card with foam tape. The scan shows the card base to be pink, but it is actually a light peach.

Where is my wonderful tulip-filled signature? Who knows! I hit the delete button one too many times, and away it went. Since I can't figure out how to get it back, I will sign off as

1 comment:

  1. LOVE them both. I think I should send you my throw away stuff! LOL!
    The shell is gorgeous! You are keeping me inspired!