In October, CHF sponsored the challenges over on the Gingersnap Creations blog. Each week there was a different challenge and we had to option to participate if we wanted. When the last week rolled around, I plum ran out of time and steam! I hated to miss it so I told myself it would be alright. I saw the card Joanne was submitting and it was beautiful. She used some Glimmer Mist which I had just been playing with earlier that week. "No" I told myself, I didn't have time. The day we needed to submit our projects, I walked by this stunning maple tree, in full yellow splendor, and I could resist no longer. Between the leaves and Joanne's card I was totally inspired. I picked up several leaves and raced home at the end of the day to spray away with my Glimmer Mist bottles. Here is the card I ended up with, just in time to join in the challenge (and take away the guilt I was feeling, lol).
I took a piece of natural, flecked paper and used some removable adhesive to tack down the leaves. I sprayed Forest Green and Suede Glimmer Mist over the whole paper. When I removed the leaves the white space left behind was a bit too stark and the 2 colors seemed a bit too boring. I used some red Glimmer Mist sparingly to add a touch of color. Once it was dry, I embossed the Nesting Maple Leaf from Shady Tree Studios (CHF) in gold. The edges of the paper were outlined with a Krylon Gold Leafing pen.
The challenge was to post something about what we are thankful for. I used a sentiment from the Friendly Kritters Scripture set because I am thankful for the many blessings God has showered me with...my family, my home, our church.
Tip: I am new to the whole Glimmer Mist thing, however, I found that even heavy paper will tend to curl under the wetness of the spray. At least it did for me because I was going for heavy coverage. When the paper curls, the ink runs down to the edges. Personally, I didn't like the pooled, muddy mess it left on the edges after it dried. My solution was to cut a piece larger than I needed and after it dried, trim off those unsightly edges. Now that I think about it, it might also be solved by using removeable adhesive to tack down my paper so it can't curl. I will try that next time. That may just have been a "duh' moment, lol!
Blessings on your day!