Monday, March 11, 2013

Serene Sympathy for FM100

Greetings, Stampers! It's Monday, the start of another new week, hopefully a productive one for all. It will be a busy week for me. Today and tomorrow my DH and I are finishing with his doctor's appointments and packing things up here in Florida. Wednesday we'll start the drive home to New York. So if you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know why!

I've been having fun playing with sponging and masking techniques lately, and here is another card along those lines featuring the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set. I stepped it up a notch by adding heat embossing, and I have to say I love the results.

This week at The Friday Mashup, it's their 100th challenge anniversary! Everyone is invited to chose one of their previous 99 challenges to play along with. I scrolled through them and stopped quickly at challenge #5, Embossing Nature. I "mashed it up" by creating a nature inspired card with embossing on it. Why did I chose this challenge? Well, I love all things nature inspired and Lisa provided a really inspiring photo.

To make the focal image, first I masked the sun image with a circle and sponged around it with So Saffron Ink. I masked the horizon with another piece of paper and sponged with Island Indigo Ink, sponged off a bit for a lighter shade of the color. I reversed that mask and sponged the "land" in the background with more Island Indigo, full strength this time. The grassy area was sponged with Lucky Limeade. Then I stamped the trees in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black Textured
Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two
Ink Pads: Basic Black, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Versamark
Tools: Heat Tool, Stampin' Sponges, Word Window and Modern Label Punches
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Island Indigo Satin Ribbon (from SAB bundle)

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!


Margie said...

Beautiful card! You and your husband will be in my prayers for safe and healthy travels.

Lisa said...

Oh this is beautiful Sandy! Your masking and sponging is just perfect!

Thanks so much for joining us for our 100th Challenge celebration at The Friday Mashup, and safe travels to you!

Heidi Baks said...

This is just beautiful! I wish I had picked this challenge too. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup's 100th celebration.