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.



  1. Hi Elena, glad you are settling in. Cold and snow here in Norway so I'd love a bit of desert and sun. Love your card and great ink combo to get that gorgeous mauve. Take care. Hugz

  2. This card is beautiful! Way to go to find two colors that make mauve! The flowers, frame and lattice are awesome! Hugs! Katy DT :)

  3. That is so pretty with the lattice behind and the colours are just perfect!

  4. I don't have any mauve in my collection either Elena but your resourcefulness has encouraged me! You have created the most beautiful card and to have cut the frame by hand shows real determination. (But I would recommend getting a set of nesting frames because it gives you more time for the fun stuff!) Thank you for sharing a bit about your area - I love that each of us has our own 'normal'! Vicky x

  5. You are so resourceful! Great job at creating a mauve project with the materials you had. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the lattice in the window.

    sue n.

  6. Lovely colour and I really like how you have framed the flowers with the white die cut on a white background within the frame, brilliant. if I was you I would have had to buy some frame dies as I would never be able to cut the frame straight and it would drive me potty. You obviously are very skilled at that. Great card chain challenge card this month too. I am so glad you are enjoying your new home now xx


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