Over at Less Is More the challenge today is Earth Tones. Well those are some of my favorite colors as anyone that has ever been to my home can verify. :)
I used Baked Sugar on the sentiment; Peeled Paint, Broken China and Peacock Something on the leaves. I tried using SU colors but the leaves are very yellow and after testing on one of the smaller leaves I realized I had to move to the Distressed inks in order to retain good color.
The leaves turned out really nice after that. Laying them out was a bit of a challenge because they were still wet; I was afraid to hit them with the heat gun. So I am really pleased I don't have any smudges. Here is a close up:
This little card started out several weeks back for a challenge called NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) over at Darnall Knauss' blog; but like most cards these days it was only an idea and a base card until this morning. Yay.
The leaves are from SU and go back to 2002 and I'm fairly certain I saw some lovely card made with them and just had to have it; they've been sitting in the very bottom of my SU supply drawer ever since. So sad.
ok ... I'm fishing here, but not for compliments, I need honest feedback.. I struggle with CAS because I'm never able to capture that wow factor. While this card is nice, I look at it and think something is still missing. This is where my creativity lets me down, I can't figure out what is missing. If this was your card, what would have done to complete it, make everyone say "Wow!!"?
Anyway, it was nice to play in my craft room this morning... in my PJs .... drinking my 20oz cup of tea ..... listening to Katy Perry ..... I have to admit, that is a pretty nice way to start the day. Only 9 more years to retirement and I can do that every morning. LOL
Thanks for stopping by.
PS: Darnell I got your message, I'll be reaching out to you sometime today.