My stamping friend April wa sthe hostess of our Calendar Girls` Group last month but, because I was away getting better soaking up some natural vitamin D , I couldn`t do the challenge then. Finally I took the bull by the horns and today was the day to catch up!! :o)
For our challenge this month, April gave us a three-fer.
It is the third month after all! :o)
1. Since Spring is right around the corner she asked that everyone use a stamp/stamps/digi(s) that portray something WE are looking forward to! It can be Spring, Summer, vacation, a holiday, or even a nice dinner!
2.We`re to use a technique or product that "scares" us. We had to make it something that we admired and procrastinated trying or using!
3. Lastly, we were to use the attached sketch you see on the left,and interpret it however loosely we wished. The sketch could also be rotated and proportions change as well. -
Well, I am looking forward to the rebitrth of nature and working on my flower and vegetable garden, also waiting for the return of the amazing hummingirds (one of my two favorite birds in the whole world -the other is the majestic eagle...I know...totally opposites eh! ) I chose to try the `Black Magic` tecnique, a tecnique that intruigued me for a long time and that I kept on postponing ,as well as using the white sign-o pen to enphasize colored image (I DISlike NOT knowing HOW to do that properly still!! arghhhh....*sigh*)
This is my first result at a `Black Magic` card...I must say I LUV the sketch that April had us use !!
Challenges are soooo fun to do...ususally they make me think out of the box and try something new.
All of my supplies are from Stamping Up! except the baubles (from Stamping Bella)
and the MS daisy punch. Yup...as U noticed I went bauble's happy on this card!...eheheh
The stamps I used are: 'Both Ways Blossoms' and 'Spring Song' .The latter set I finally got to ink after having it for approx two yrs collecting dust!:o) Here's a link to the tecnique I used :
Hope you like my first attempt at it..I know, I know...I NEED to keep on practicing it in order to eventually get better at it...however I did have fun trying to achieve a lil 'magic' my way...*wink*
Have a great,blessed Sunday!!:o)
Check this for your listening pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BidMkLdTAdc