This weeks challenges really gave me trouble. I had a real hard time putting something together. Filled the trash can this afternoon. I was not happy with anything but I think I finally came up with a couple of ideas. Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge was to use Ivory & Lace. Image and sentiment by Marks Finest Papers. I only wanted the magnolia so I cut it away from the stamp it is part of.
The Stampin Bs Challenge was to use the Collage technique and the GAB challenge was to use the Emboss Resist technique. The giraffe is embossed and I sponged over it. Cut it out into an oval. Layered on another oval and a rectangle. The background was a trial and error. I sponged. I smeared. I dragged the ink pad over the paper and then I sponged it again until I was happy with the color. All stamps are from Marks Finest Papers. I used both techniques on this card. MFP also sells the Bakers Twine I've used. This is not the stamp set I intended to use but nothing I put together made any sense to me. I probably was not meant to craft today. I love this little giraffe and am happy with this card.