Monday, February 1, 2021

Is this February???

Hello, thank you for visiting me.

This is my first February in Arizona!!! It's hard to wrap my head around this winter season when flowers are still blooming (we have beautiful roses right outside our window). The desert looks just like the desert does all year long. And I don't have a winter coat or boots!!! We do get pretty cool during the night and right now the temps have dipped to the 50's and rainy during the day. But most of the time the sun is shining and that makes it feel wonderful...

So now that I've filled you in on my little neck of the woods, I'll go on and share with you the card that I made for the Rainbow Card Challenge. Here's the inspiration for the month of February:

Beautiful, isn't it??
But mauve???
I don't even have a mauve color in my assortment of ink pads, water colors, pencils, and pens. But, as I was sorting through my stash of inks I found two, that when blended together, came out looking pretty much like mauve. They were the "Dew Drop Multi Surface Chalk Ink" in Perfect Plumeria and Sahara Sand. I bought these years ago, so I don't even know if they sell them any more. AND, I had a piece of paper large enough to make the frame for my card that was the perfect mauve with white polka dots color. YAY!!!

So here's my card:

The flower is from Ellen Hutson. I have used it many times already. It's such a nice, large, flower that it fits in with a lot of cards I like to make. I stamped it in black. Colored it with the Sahara Sand first, then touched it with just a light Plumeria. And it worked!!!

The background is a die cut lattice (sort of). 

I had to cut the frame by hand, using a ruler. I don't have a frame die... I really need to get that because I like a frame on almost all of my cards. That would save me time and a headache... definitely on my to do list!!!

Sorry about the second close up picture is down here. My computer is really giving me trouble. UGH!!! Another thing gone wrong!!!
So I will end here.
THANK YOU for visiting.


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