Well, looky here...........I might not have got my first card posted very early for this week's Less is More challenge but here I am again with another one!!! lol
Just to remind you, this week's challenge set by the lovely ladies is TEARING ........ and it can be as easy or complicated as we wish. So yesterdays card was pretty simple so I thought I'd have a go at tearing my paper for masks and also tearing some backing card as well.
Now a really strange thing happened to me - I decided to use my Pan Pastels on a piece of Clarity coated cardstock, so I tore my paper masks and started off using blue for the sky - beautiful, then I used an ochre shade for the furthest hills - again no problem. BUT........ when I went to use a green for the nearest hills nothing happened! So I tried again, and again, and again..........still nothing. It sponges very well onto normal paper but where the other colours came out really well on the coated cardstock the green absolutely refused to even minutely colour the card!!! Now if anyone out in Blogland can help me with this I would be really interested to know why this happened. So determined to carry on I had to use Distress Inks to finish off the background. Then I have used a mixture of stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque (Eastern Grasses and Tall Trees). For the trees in the distance I just masked and stamped the top of the trees in the foreground after taking off some ink so it appeared to be further away.
I used a silver edge marker pen around the scene and matted it onto some ribbed black cardstock which was torn on two sides. I've mounted this onto an 8" square card blank and added the ribbon. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Expressions (HCPC 3474) and stamped directly onto the base card. The final addition was some matching pearls.
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