Can't believe how FAST summer is flying by--it's Friday already?!! Snuck up on me. Ok, so SCS is offering some really cool challenges this week!! So I made a card using 3 of them; Monday's TLC225 which was to create this really neat "Faux Handmade Paper"; Wednesday's sketch challenge, SC233; and Thursday's WT223 which was to use "Texting" on your card.
Of course I had to ink up my new Angelica's Heart Socks stamp from Inky Impressions--isn't she adorable?!! My coloring and shading are getting better. It may look like her shoe strings don't match, but I used sparkly gellroll pens for those and the lighting make them look darker. It matches much better IRL. ;) My colors of cardstock are Regal Rose, Only Orange, and Pretty in Pink.
For the "texting" part, I decided to finally break open my package I got from my hubby for my birthday... a labeler! It's pretty cool and even comes with some fun borders. And this "faux paper" technique is super easy and looks even cooler up close. You just wad up some clean toilet paper, and dab it in 3 different pools of acrylic paints (1 at a time) and fill in the space on your white cardstock. Then you go over it with a metalic paint dabbing lightly and sparingly for a glimmer effect. The only metalic I had was a pearl white metalic, but it was perfect with these colors. You should try it! :) Fun fun.
Okay, I prolly won't be posting again until Tuesday as I have to clean house!! My sister is coming to visit with her 2 teenagers and is leaving one of them with us until August. We have to get another bed in the girls room. OH, and tonight we're taking my husband out (for early Father's Day meal) to our favorite restaurant in town over an hour away that the girls haven't even been to yet. It's one that hubby and I go to only once a year for our anniversary--he proposed to me by the pond after we ate there, 13 years ago ♥........ but the girls are old enough now and think they'll really enjoy it. It has a huge tree growing up through the middle of the dining area. It's a classy (and spendy) place but it is SOOOOO Yummy! There's a huge park and pond out back that you can go for a stroll too. SO, tata for now! Have a wonderful weekend ☺