I had such a busy week last week - I spent Wed and Thurs at my nieces' house babysitting for my grandnephew and grandniece, Landon 3 1/2 yrs and Mila 1 3/4 yrs. Mum and Dad drove to Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD to celebrate their 5th year anniversary - so I volunteered to help for 2 of the 4 days they were away. I had a marvelous time but was dead exhausted and I took Friday off from work as well to recuperate! I also missed out on several days of stamping!
So here I am - catching up with a card for three challenges.
I watercolored my background by coloring over an acrylic block with 3 shades of purple Ranger Distress Markers - spritzed the block with water - then pressed it against a die cut panel of watercolor cardstock. After drying it with my heat gun, I used the darkest Distress Marker to color the leaf stem stamp - spritzed it with water and stamped it on the panel over the watercolored background. I dried it again with my heat gun and then stamped the sentiment along the bottom. I used a stitched mat rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs to cut the panel and layered it to a white cardstock base. The stamps are from the Casual Comfort Set by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - I won the set with my card submitted to last months Cas-ual Friday's challenge!
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
The Card Concept 9 - Monochromatic Purple - I used clean and simple style
Keep It Simple - Watercolor
Virginia's View Challenge #3 - Use something stitched (or faux) on your card (the stitched mat die)
and here are a few pictures of my little darlings
drawing in the dirt with a stick
in the playhouse in the backyard
Having a snack after a busy day outside
Playing with their flashlights in the blanket and kitchen chair tent!
Just look at this face!
Stamps: Casual Comfort - Casual Fridays Stamps
Paper: White - PTI, Watercolor Cardstock - Ranger
Ink: Ranger Distress Dusty Concord
Accessories: Acrylic Block, Mini Mister - Ranger, water, Ranger Distress Markers Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar. Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs.