Hello! Happy Scrap Stash Sunday! There are a couple of scraps on this card - the card base (old olive) was in my folder, discarded from another project, the orange (oops) "flame" panel (for a certain someone averse to orange) was in my pile of scraps that are too nice to throw out. The curry tsumugi was a scrap on my desk. The focal image was purpose-stamped, and matted. No handy scraps of Early Espresso since I use every bit of every sheet. Love that stuff!
So about the card: the flower is Penny Black, inked with various colours of marker (I used Earth Elements by SU). I misted it with water and stamped it on watercolour paper. I might have misted that too, but maybe not. It was last week so can't remember. (This may be a hint that my plan to morph to sleek, efficient, organized supermom is running behind schedule.)
Anyway, I had stamped off a bunch of these flowers (lilies? anyone? sleek morph lady would know, but I don't) all at once since I don't really like colouring on stamps like that and misting and stamping but I really like the results. So I tend to do off a batch when I have everything out. (Am chortling to myself as that last sentence implies that there are times when everything is not out. hehehehe.) So as I was pondering how best to show this nice fall flower, my eye lit upon that scrap in my scrap box and it turned out to be perfect! I think I made it one time with wrinkle-free distress techniques, as a backdrop for some peel-offs. That plan went bust but I couldn't bear to throw out that nice autumn-hued scrap. I'm glad it found a home here. The buttons are coconut shell buttons from PTI, or at least the big one is. The little ones are regular I think. The sentiment stamp is SU from a new set, Just Believe I think. I like that one. It's so true. (This is why I'm not sleek morph lady, I spend time stamping and pondering all the things that I see because I believe. I think I'm happier that way, except for when I can't find school supply lists and receipts.)
Well, I should sign off - I have some work to do that's due tomorrow. SML would have it done by now, but she's not a stamper. The sooner I get my work done, the sooner I can hit the stamp room. I'm midway through my November class sample and it's looking good. I have the prototype done and I know what changes I want to make. Stay tuned :-)