Even though this week was a short one, I still couldn't wait for it to be over!
Well, with it being the first Friday of the month, that means we're kicking off a new challenge at The Fuzzy Wuzzy blog. Won't you come cook up a card, scrapbook, altered item, etc, with us? We have a recipe for you to follow this month: 3 papers, 2 buttons, and blue (and an animal of some kind).
After looking at the rest of the DT's creations, I was almost worried that my blue wasn't blue, but more like teal? Maybe it's because I was crafting at night and just couldn't make out the colors correctly, but I seriously thought in my mind that the papers were blue, lol. I think I see at least some blue, in the skies or something?
For my card, I've used Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Bliss by Crissy Armstrong, which is also available at Cute Stamps and Cards. The papers are MME Fine and Dandy and the pennants on the left top were cut out from the extra paper that you see coming across the card. I kind of messed up on the clouds, but I can't wait to get the distress inkpad that I ordered so I can just sponge the clouds in.
Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Bliss; Medium: Distress inks on Strathmore Ready Cut 500 Series Watercolor Paper, Hot Press; Paper: MME Fine and Dandy; Accessories/tools: burlap, twine, buttons, Spellbinders die
In continuing with the paper reviews, I wanted to mention a couple of things about the watercolor paper that I used for this image. I used Strathmore Ready Cut 500 Series Watercolor Paper, Hot Press. Although the paper itself is okay, it's a lot more grainy than other hot press papers I've tried. Then again, I guess I can't complain because compared to other hot press papers, it is ridiculously cheap! The paper is also pretty darn thick and could withstand a lot of water. However, I thought it was a little bit difficult to pull the watercolor out when I initially laid it down. As you can see, there are some areas that looked like I didn't "blend" at all, like the cupcake and the ears, which wasn't my intention, lol. This could be beneficial, depending on what you're trying to do. The colors also stayed fast to where they were laid down; as in, when I messed up, it was difficult to dilute it to try to clean it up. Other than that, it was just okay. Oh, and this paper would be too thick to run through my laser printer so I'm not sure if others would have that same problem (i.e. this paper is a no-go for me for digis).
Anywho, I hope you enjoy my card. Make sure you head over to The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge Blog to see the DT's gorgeous creations. Also, this week we're being sponsored by Cute Stamps and Cards from The Netherlands.
They're donating this stamp set to a lucky winner: