It's the first Sunday of the month which is my standing date with the Challenge Chicks, and Lydia is our hostess today! I was all ready to say Happy December...but a warning. Lydia does not appear to be a big fan of the snow and cold ;)! She has issued us a challenge to shed winter layers already!
*We are to make a one-layer card AND the theme/images must have nothing to do with winter!*
No Christmas, no snowflakes, no hot cocoa. No winter!
I barely remembered that part of the challenge when I sat down. I was still perseverating on the "one-layer" part, UGH! How am I supposed to cover up all my mistakes?!!! Somehow, shedding layers made me think of feathers I guess, LOL! I used my Fine Feathers and Funky Feathers stamp sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps and made a get well card.
(Now when I look at it, it IS rather snowflake-like, eek!)
Even though I stuck to the rules with the one layer of paper, there ended up being lots of layers of ink and embossing. I am pretty sure that I am allergic to one layer cards...they induce hives! The feathers are stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with white powder. I stamped the hearts in all different shades of blue, teal, and aqua ink and added some Stardust Stickles.
Before adding the hearts, though, I sprayed the paper with 3 kinds of glimmer mists in light silvery blue (okay, it's called glacier, but I said that in a very small voice), aqua, and teal, keeping the darker colors at the top and going lighter toward the bottom. If I had to do it again, I may have stamped a few less feathers to keep that lighter, floating, drifting down kind of feel :)
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Stamps: Funky Feathers (feather, heart) Fine Feathers (sentiment), both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: PTI Soft Stone
Ink: VersaMark, various blues. aquas from Fresh Ink and A Muse Studio, Stazon Black
Other: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Glacier and Sea Glass and Heidi Swapp glimmer spray in Teal, Filagree white embosssing powder, Stickles, sheer ribbon