First of all, just wanted to say a big mushy thanks to everyone who read my last post and left me a comment - you are all so supportive and wonderful, and that's what I love about spilling my guts in blogland! So far my week has been much improved over last, and that is nothing to sneeze at! Here is a card I made as my DT sample for July's Seriously Creative Challenge:
It's for my aunt's birthday. I played with the idea of using some Tim Holtz stamps I borrowed from a friend, but then decided to go with the Dancing Girlfriends from Art Impressions again because my aunt's sense of humour is really whacked! This photo may show the colours better:
Remember, the challenge this month is to use some items that are "Un-inked, Un-cut, or Un-opened". I used two items on this card that have never before been used in the history of Roxy cards. Can you spot them? The first is the heart embossing folder. I swiped the folder with the three colours of Summer Distress Ink, spritzed the whole shebang with water, then ran it and a cream-coloured tag through my little 'bug. After it dried, I brayered the tag with black ink. The other brand-new-to-me item is the Inkable Crinkable Ribbon, available at an extremely reasonable price from Creative Accents. The beauty of this stuff is that you can ink it to any colour you want and crumple it into a ball to dry to get this cool, shabby look.
And that's not all, folks! Here's the inside of my card:
See these here flowers?
I think those are just the neatest! I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and the packaging material from the Distress Ink to make them. I coloured them up with Copic markers, and they came out looking all delicious!!! Thanks to Sarah for the inspiration for that one!
Now I have a very important question for you all: 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, is it all that? I've been hearing so much hype, I'd love to know from my worthy blog readers what the general consensus is. Well, my boy's severely sunburned back requires attention, so must run! (I think he learned his lesson from that one - next time I ask if he wants sunscreen, he'll eagerly run over and stand there patiently while I slather him in protection!!! And then I won't feel like such a neglectful mother, right?)