Recently I've seen a technique done with sponging colors on black and white designer paper, so I decided to try making one of my own. I pulled a piece of pretty paper from the DCWV black & white pad I've had for years and decided to add some color. I sponged on distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Lemonade, and wilted violet. I also sponged a snippet of white cardstock with some Picked Raspberry ink, then cut it with a Pink & Main 'hugs' die, matting in white. To add a little more fun color, I added pink, blue and yellow gemstones here and there.
Here's an angled view so you can see all the gemstones. I like the look and made a few more backgrounds which I'll share another time. I'm glad to be able to use some of those pretty papers as it was a huge paper pad (about 2 inches thick) with nothing but black & white papers that I found for a little over $3. way back when. A true bargain, but not if it sits around collecting dust! Adding color gave some of this paper new life :)
I'll share this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is anything goes
Yesterday was gorgeous here in PA with brilliant sunshine and temperatures that hit 50 and melted a lot of the snow. We decided to go for a drive since we've been housebound for so long, and stopped for coffee before heading home. A generous and kind gentleman in line behind us bought our coffee. We were pleasantly surprised and I'm going to pay it forward the next time we go out. It made us both feel incredibly happy and grateful! A kind gesture like that goes a long way - especially from a complete stranger! I don't know who he was, but I wish I could have given him a hug. Little random acts of kindness like that can really lift your spirits and make you feel human again in this social-distancing world we're living in!
May your day be touched with kindness too!