When I saw this month's Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K (new website... pretty awesome!) I knew I wanted to play along right away. I purchased this gorgeous sentiment set, Lettered and Lovely, at a recent stamp show near me... well, not quite so recent...lol! I actually purchased the set at the booth where the lady herself was... THAT was cool... really the sweetest woman:
She put up with me and my friend Mare so we could get a pic! Honestly, I'm pretty shy so if it wasn't for Mare we wouldn't have gotten a pic...lol! But luckily I surround myself with people who aren't so shy...lol!
Anywho!! This challenge is all about the sentiments! And this set was perfect... the only problem was I had a hard time choosing which one to use so if time allows, I may make another before the month is over.
Not allowed to use a stamped image on the card at all, I opted for a pretty ink blended background, a stencil, some texture paste and some gorgeous WOW Atlantic Sea Spray embossing powder... SO pretty!! I used a blend of three different inks for the background... some Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon. I had never used texture paste to emboss with before and this powder just was so cool to watch as I ran the heat over it... it literally moved like the ocean.. it was beautiful!! And is beautiful! I splattered some shimmery watercolors over the piece and set it aside to dry before adding the rest .. some pretty teal flowers that I need more of and can't find.. they're velvety... if anyone knows please tell me... some cool sequins from my LSS and beautiful acrylic bubbles in aqua and clear.
It was a challenge for me to not use an image, BUT I love this!! Definitely want to make some more.
I'm also playing along with the WOW Embossing Powder January Challenge on Facebook to Aquas/Teal/Turquoise. You should see that gorgeous challenge album in the Facebook Group... you will need to join the group to play along, but why wouldn't you???
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