It's been awhile. I am so sorry. My brother in law had been very sick the last couple of weeks and last Monday he passed away......his memorial service was this past Saturday in southern Georgia, which is a very long way from where I live. I am not posting this to ask for your sympathy....just for your understanding and to explain why there have been no postings here for a very long while. It's been a sad time for my family.
But, one of the hard, cold truths of this world, is that life goes on. And stamping is such an amazing therapy. So, here I am, back home and beginning to stamp a bit again......
The first Challenge that I missed 2 weeks ago was a color challenge. Wasn't sure about the color combo, but it came together nicely. You often hear today that "brown is the new black," and that seems to be true with this card. The Chocolate Chip background on this very simple card acts as the neutral. Colors for this combo are: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Chocolate Chip. Simple layout that can be easily reproduced. You cannot see the detail, but the central image was embossed: first inked with Blue Bayou and then with Versamark, then used Clear Embossing Powder over top. I'm just loving this set, Essence of Love from the Occasions Mini Catalog.....such an elegant set!
Stamps: Essence of Love
Inks: Blue Bayou, Versamark, White Craft
CS: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Blue Bayou
Misc: Wide Real Red Grosgrain, Clear Embossing Powder, Real Red Mini Brads, Paper Piercer & Template (Tool Kit)