Ok, have I confused you yet?? It's easier than how it sounds with my convoluted explanation. Anyway, this round is my turn to be the host. So, last November, when our last Mystery Swap was due, I sent the hostess my Mystery kits and the gang has had December and part of January to create their cards. The cards are due to me on Jan. 18th, which is also the date that we can reveal on our blogs or in our gallery our creations with the kit.
|D. Morgan's illustration of the stamp image|
on the wood block
I am really excited to see what everyone comes up with using this image. I'm sure to learn a lot from these talented women.
Here is what I made this round. It's a 6x6 inch square card, colored with Prismacolor pencils and using Gamsol to blend.
At first I thought of making a winter scene, but, hey - it's January and I needed to think "Spring" . So I tried to put the trees in bloom and dropping some of the flower petals on the ground.
The cats always gave me a hard time, but this time maybe I have had enough practice with shading to achieve a better look. I haven't tried this stamp in almost a year, so maybe I'm progressing in my coloring technique.
I also decided to add a corner punched piece of coordinating solid color stock on the inside for an extra touch.
I will post the returns from my Mysterious Swapping Friends as soon as they all come in. That way you can drool over everyone's creations.
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a week blessed with health and happiness!