April 1, 2016

House of Cards April Challenge

Greetings y'all!

Happy Friday!  How has your week been?  I'm so glad the weekend is here.  I sort of get to sleep in tomorrow, and Sunday, and will try to relax as much as possible.  I'm volunteering at our local food bank tomorrow morning, and doing some house work, but that's pretty much it.  The weather has been a bit rainy this week, but this weekend is supposed to be awesome.  Maybe I'll see if a friend wants to go for a walk at Tyler State Park.  I should try to take advantage of the great weather, before it gets too hot and humid.

I can't believe it's the first of April already.  This year is going by so quickly, youch!  Since it is the first of the month, the next challenge at House of Cards has been posted.  This months challenge is to incorporate script and/or the colors in the inspiration photo below.  It's such a pretty picture, and the colors are so very spring.

Here is the card I created.

I tried everything, but couldn't get a picture where the script stood out any more than it does.  I think the ink I chose was a bit too light, to get a good picture.  There really is script on this card though.  The cover up and the sentiment panel both have script on them.  I love the gradient of colors these two distress inks created when I blended them together.  I can't say it enough, but I think distress inks are my favorite.  They always look amazing!  I added a small bow and popped everything up on foam tape for added dimension, then called it done.  I'm going to send this to my mother.  She's awesome.

That's all for me today.  I'm off to start my chores, and hopefully make it outside for something fun.  I do hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see the cards that are posted for you.  As always, they're pretty spectacular.  Since this challenge is a month long, hopefully you'll get to play along.  I'd love to see what you create.

Stay crafty my friends!