Deck the halls with spring and sunshine Fa la la la la, la la la la! Maybe it's all the warm weather, maybe it's the excess vitamin D, but I have finally recovered from the Christmas card overload that happens from November to December.
By the way - this is my 2nd post of the day (sorry, I usually try to put them in one, but they needed to be posted at different times). I got asked to guest design at The Challenge, and I would be so super happy if you looked at my first post of the day, too! You can find it >>>here<<<!!
I wanted to incorporate both wet and dry embossing so I started with a piece of patterned paper and a cool circley-ish embossing folder:
I kinda like how the pattern looks underneath the embossing. Next, in order to really bring out the raised parts, I used Perfect Pearls Green Patina to add a little shimmer:
Lastly, I dabbed some embossing ink randomly over sections of the raised area for a little extra contrast, texture, and shimmer.
Next, I set to work making a display panel. I used the fabulous, sketchy wreath from the Joyful set and inked it with Perfect Medium before painting over it with Perfect Pearls again.
Somebody commented that PPs weren't the latest and greatest product, making it seem like they were retro, but they will always be fresh in my book!! You can do so many cool things with them!! And they create the most gorgeous shimmer.
Anyway, back to the design! I added some felt and embossed a sentiment and....
So play along with STAMPlorations sketch challenge and you could win some pretty neat things. Like some free digi stamps or a chance to be a guest designer!!!
Speaking of, my amazingly talented friend, Robyn Oliver, is guesting with us this week, along with the awesome Stephanie and Kathy! Go check out what they did!
As for me, I'm linking up to the following challenges, too:
Naughty or Nice - Go Green (I'm definitely being nice)
Jingle Belles - Mission Embossible
Pile it On - 3 of something (3 wreaths and 3 layers)
Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and I'll be sure to return the favor!