Its so hard coming up with a blog post title. So often I used the sentiment. I've decided to just use the publishing date. Easy -- less to think about.
I've missed playing along at Freshly Made Sketches; it seems as if the week just flies by and I miss it. The sketch this week is below. I am using a new stamp set from Close to My Heart called Ooh la la Macarons. While I have never tasted a macaron they look so delicious. As a child I loved meringue candies so I'd probably like a macaron. Looking out in the web land, it seems macarons are often monochromatic, with the filling and the cookie the same color...though I found a few with white centers. I loved the look of the white centers and went with that but left my card in a monochromatic theme.
I clear heat embossed the image using versamark and clear powder. After adding some more color to the colored cardstock with pencils, I fussy cut the image and used the die to cut a shadow layer. I added white lace stickles over the white penciled centers for texture and just a bit of glitz. They really look yummy!
Are you itching for a sweet bite?
Another challenge that seem to fly by for me is Color Throwdown. I love this week's colors of Orange, Brown and Gray. Those are fab colors for a fall card - for sure.
I actually forgot how much I love this Stampin Up set called Forever Fern. I love the etched looking leaves that are on rubber and stamp beautifully every time. There is a stamp of random dots included in the set that I love. I thought it added a nice edge to the leaves. Ink colors were Burnt Orange (SSS), Dark Chocolate (SSS) and Charcoal (HA).
Thanks very much for taking time to come by and visit.