I certainly could have cut out those blocks and popped them up, but decided to leave it whole because I so often go to way more trouble than necessary and, hey, it's summer so the beautiful days are calling to me.
In the rather glaring photo below you can see the sparkle from the watercolor pens (much prettier IRL), plus the glossy sentiment (Paper Smooches Hello Words) and the glossy dots throughout the image. The sentiment was cut from a small scrap of black mirrored card stock -- my last little scrap. It's incredibly glossy, isn't it? That's what gave me the idea to carry the gloss through to the image, so I touched the dots with a black Sakura glaze pen. Easy and quick.
I popped up the whole panel on a textured white card base. No matting. Sometimes I just like it very clean.
Today I'd like to thank my friend, Donna, for this and one other Bugaboo that she emailed to me with Bugaboo Jodie's blessing. I tell you, I do get by with a little help from my friends. When I think about some of the things I've received... I'm a lucky girl.
Playing along with the following challenges today:
- Cards in Envy challenge: Bug Me! Card must feature a bug and fit nicely in an envelope for easy mailing.
- Little Red Wagon challenge: Bugs and Slugs. I'll take ladybugs over slugs any day!
- The Paper Players challenge: The Great Outdoors. Flowers were specifically mentioned as a qualifying possibility.
It's fun to join some challenges. I need to do that more often.
That's it for today! Have yourself a sunshiny, but not too hot, happy day!