I wish to sincerely thank ALL of my blog friends out there for their care and support over the past month or so. I am so very lucky to have wonderful, supporting and caring friends such as you out there for me and I only hope that one day I may return the care and generoisty you have shown me.
Frequent readers will know of the amazing Andrea and her blog EnchantINK. Well....not so long ago she celebrated a massively improtant milestone. She reached 100,000 hits to her blog...and to celebrate she set a (torture) challenge to those willing to take up the mantle. It can be seen here. In short you had to create a card that reflects the colour/theme/mood/elements of her new look blog. For those of you who are not aware of Andrea (perhaps the 1 or 2 of you out there) here is her new header.....
Now I immediately resorted to my procrastinating ways and set about coming up with something fitting for such an occasion. I also thought about the friendship that Andrea and I have shared since I started reading (hassling) her blog. So I settled on taking the white, purple tones, hearts and sparkle from the header and our friendship (with a touch of green thrown in) and came up with this......
Now always liking to challenge (torture) myself within a challenge I also decided to try some techniques that I don't usually incorporate in my cards. This time around....sponging and embossing (with a heat gun) got the gurnsey. Now I learnt a very, very important lesson doing this card....NEVER make rash decisions very late at night and NEVER emboss after midnight!!!!!
I have done a pansy card before, but with watercolour crayons. This time I SPONGED every single piece of coloured CS in this card (with the exception of the black of course!!) This is the sponging up close. I also used my So Saffron and Black Stamp and Write markers on the small So Saffron heart in the centre of the pansies
I also decided to place the outer leaves directly onto the card and then the pansies and 3 of the leaves are up on dimensionals for a 3D look.
Thanks for making it through to the end of this saga ridden card!!! Andrea, I hope you like it!!!!
I will be back to more regular postings over the next couple of weeks. thanks again for being patient. I have some fun projects to share with you all.
CS: (SU) Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Old Olive, Basic Black, White Hammer finish trifold card (non SU)
Ink: (SU) Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron and Basic Black Stamp and Write markers, V.ersamark Pen
Stamps: (SU) Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Brid Punch XL (for all the leaves....they are the bird wings!!), Carla Craft CP2 and CP1 heart punches
Oddments: Gold EP, Upkit Gold flourish sticker, SU Dimensionals, SU Heat Gun