Spotlight embossed flowers

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Inspired by Seven Hills Craft’s September challenge, I thought I would have a go at spotlighting not only the colour but also the embossed outlines. Technically, this turned out pretty much how I hoped it would. If only I had remembered to keep my hand out of the still-damp marker, which meant I had to adjust my colour choices. I would have started over, but I’d already done that once because I forgot to use the powder tool before heat embossing. Not one of my better days…

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Cake Monster

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Why do I always leave making cards for challenges until the end of the month? It’s not making the cards that’s the problem, it’s not even getting the photographs done — I’ve got that workflow sorted — it’s writing up the blog post to go with them. Actually, it’s more the “thinking about writing the blog post” that slows me down. I don’t know why, but it’s just one of those things that I procrastinate horribly about, even though it doesn’t actually take long to do when I finally put fingers to keyboard.
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Easter: Bunny and eggs

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I’ve been so disconnected recently that I nearly missed the start of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. This is challenge number seven and I’ve taken part in all the previous ones; I haven’t always coloured every day, but it’s always been fun, not only creating, but also seeing what everyone else is doing.

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Meowy Christmas

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I can’t decide whether I am going to finish decorating this card or not… I made it as an experiment prompted by the latest challenge from The East Wind; I could have got my trusty Copic markers out, but I wanted to do something completely different as a break from all the Christmas card stamping and colouring, so I raided my supplies and got out my old glass paints. It’s hard to get enough light behind it to see the colours properly and I’m not sure if I like it enough without the backlight to add embellishments to it…

It was an interesting experiment and it’s good to be reminded every now and again that not everything turns out as well as you would like it to.

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