Happy Saturday!!! This time of year has been exceptionally busy for me this year, but I've begun to find that if I allow myself those little moments of playtime with my crafting goodies, then all of the other projects I need to get done come together more quickly... I guess it's true what they say all work and no play would make me a dull girl. So I am glad I had a chance to play along with this month's Altenew Challenge! I absolutely adore the Altenew Challenges and their products, so it's always relaxing and fun for me to play along. Here is what I've created this time...
Stamps: Altenew (Striped florals, Sentiments and Quotes)
Distress Markers: Tim Holtz
24 k Gold Embossing Powder: SweetStamps.com ( this is seriously my favorite embossing powder ever)
White Embossing Powder: SweetStamps.com
Watercolored Cardstock: Ranger
Petaloo Watercolored Brush
Foam Adhesive: Scotch
I love watercoloring, it is so relaxing to me, and the results are always different. I stamped and embossed the leaves onto black cardstock and then fussy cut them. Next I stamped and embossed the flower images onto watercolored cardstock. I then used my blue distress markers and a waterbrush to pull the colors from the inside out. Once everything was dry I fussy cut the floral images and arranged them onto an embossed vellum panel. Finally I stamped and embossed my sentiment before adhering it with foam. I chose not to use any other embellishments and I felt the stamping and shine in the embossing powder was enough to draw the eyes in.
Here is the Challenge photo that inspired me this month:
I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge
and in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge: Anything Goes
as well as the Marker Pop Blog Challenge: Flowers ( I used distress markers )
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!