NO...you're not imagining things. This picture is blurry. No need for eye rubbing or eye drops! This picture was taken using my new cell phone, because my scanner has been down all week! I haven't been able to upload any new creations, and it has been driving me CRAZY! So I put my foot down, and I got the cell out! I think it turned out pretty well. This is actually a card for a couple of challenges this week: Technique Lovers Challenge and Color Challenge. The base of the card is Close to Cocoa stamped in cocoa with Weathered. Toile Blossom was stamped using Staz-on black, and was then watercolored with cocoa, bashful, and celery. I used my Coluzzle to cut the oval out, then I cut around the branches with an Exacto knife. "Sympathy" is stamped in VersaMark and embossed in brown, while the verse is stamped in Bashful Blue on a scrap piece of paper that was the same color. I pierced around the oval opening, and around the corners. The inside of the oval was sponged in celery. The white card front was matted with Certainly Celery, and adhered to the cocoa card. It is so much prettier in person!
Thanks for being patient with me and my delayed posting. I wanted to take the lemons and make lemonade...if you know what I mean! Everything is terrific now that I have discovered an alternative way to post a card without the use of a scanner. It's all good! I hope everyone is wonderful, and I can't wait to see or hear from you all. But for now I must catch some Z's...so good night ~ Mercy
Stamps: Toile Blossoms, Weathered, Brighter Tomorrow
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: same as paper, VersaMark
Accessories: coluzzle, exacto knife, mat pack, paper piercer, sponge, blender pens, brown embossing powder