finally! i finished an LO for the Kaya challenge! i was actually contemplating on "cheating" a bit (again, due to busy skeds) by posting an old LO i have not yet posted anywhere but i thought the better of it. if an LO is the scrapper's best reward, then i wouldn't have a prize if i "cheated". since, i was lugging around a few photos intended to be scrapped since the PS EB, and which i brought again to the SE EB i attended at Mitch's place, i thought i'd go ahead and push through with it already. besides, the Pagemaps sketch that Liza threw in for a challenge during the SE EB would work for this particular LO, i thought. i started it last Sunday but it sat on my table till last night. i was feeling unwell, too. i think i caught the bug three of my kids already have. i finally finished it last night despite feeling feverish. see it at the Kaya blog for details. one thing i love about this LO is that i got to use that newly acquired Hero Arts lace stamp which i embossed in red powder!
also, last week, right after the PS EB, i was really hot to use those pearlized pigment powders (Ranger Perfect Pearls and PearlEx) i have lying around. Mia's demo got me using them. here's the card i made with them.
i stamped the image on black Bazzill cardstock and embossed with clear powder. then, i painted the inside space with PearlEx wet with water to make a kind of watery paste just like how one would use water color. i then cut around it with decorative scissors and mounted it on the scrap green checkered paper which i painted with red Making Memories acrylic paint. to finish, i added the polka dot paper strip, added eyelets where i threaded raffia and tied a bow. quick and easy!
i think i shall be hooked on making cards if nothing else but to use up the accumulating scraps from LO projects. as a matter of fact i am swearing that i shall use ONLY scraps for my card projects! moreover, its a great creative outlet that can be completed in a single sitting. it takes less effort than conceptualizing a scrapbook page and i think, in the age of emails and the internet, hardly anyone sends snail-mailed cards anymore. so a handmade card is a wonderful way to tell someone you are thinking of them and that they mean a lot to you.