ok, yeah, i realize that's not very humble. but i also know that everyone reading this has had the experience of sitting down to make something with a very clear picture of how the finished project ought to look, and being pretty darned happy if the actual item comes anywhere even close to that. but every once in a while, if we're very, very lucky, we actually produce THE EXACT RESULT we wanted, and this is one of those times. so yeah... i'm obnoxiously happy! :)
i probably should have mentioned that this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called "splish splash" and the brief is to use some sort of wet media-- spray ink, watercolor, acrylic paint, india ink, water soluble crayons, etc etc-- in any way at all; either as a background, or with stamps as a focal point, or maybe even just on their own? perfect idea for a hot summer's day, when you can go out in the backyard and make as big a mess as you want, am i right?
i used a few different wet media products on this: the sky and grass background is a combination of watercolor paints and spray inks that i brushed on, sprayed on, eye-droppered and blotted until i got the result i wanted. the heart is every color of red and pink water soluble wax crayon i own, brushed and blended together, then cut out. there's some scrappy goodness here, as well: a dictionary page house, topped with a roof composed of punched circles from leftover bits of tan and brown patterned papers; swirly white vellum clouds and part of a pearl flourish. i considered adding the sentiment, "home is where the heart is" but i ran out of room, so it's inside the card, instead.
be sure to check out the other designer projects at SOS; then get splishy... and/or splashy... and link up something fantabulous of your own, darlings! ♥