stamp set - Itty Bitty Banners; ink - Concord Crush (retired) card stock - Concord Crush (retired), Vellum, Whisper White; designer series paper - Concord Crush (retired); Big Shot with Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions™ embossing folder, Labels Collection Framelits™, Bitty Banners Framelit™ and Beautiful Wings Embosslit™; Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals
It's ♥purple♥, floral, and dry embossed (just like Margaret's)! I used a different sentiment, a different shade of purple, and different paper, but those are truly minor changes. In retrospect, the hurrying around may not have been a good choice, as I had to do just about every element of the card twice. The butterfly may be the only one-shot item on there. And you can see that the Dazzling Details are not even dry in the photo. For once, though, I have NOT smeared any of it! I'm pretty pleased with the way my Pinterest and challenge habits converged.
And there was convergence in the art journal project, as well. If you're just here for the card, feel free to skip this bit, but I thought it was special. Lauren, one of my blogging/card making/artistic heroines, has been posting her ICAD project and mentioned Daisy Yellow's new Daily Paper Prompt, so I thought I could put another page in the meager art journal I started last year. (It now has four pages - twice as many as it had yesterday!) Tammy's prompt for August 1 was "paint a rainbow" which I took literally:
stamp set - Up, Up, and Away; ink - Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze; Stampin' Write markers - Concord Crush (retired), Pacific Point; Aqua Painter, unknown wire-bound water color paper, acrylic paints and bristle brush
After I pleased myself by mixing the secondary colors myself and bravely using my Aqua Painter for the background, I decided that it needed a quote. I typed "rainbow quotes" in my search engine, and browsed for a while. I mentioned that this project took a good bit of time, didn't I? Before I got there, I noticed a mention on Facebook of the Rainbow Bridge (a friend of mine lost her beloved pet today). I considered using that aspect, but when I came across this quote, I knew it was the right one. The Wizard of Oz was one of my mother's favorite movies, and still is one of my favorites. Haven't we all wanted to be over the rainbow at least once?
*I corrected the link, and you're welcome. ♥ I'm sure YOU know how to pin to a post, not an entire blog, but there seem to be many pinners out there who don't. Just sayin'.