I had fully intended to enter the Shop Our Stash Mardi Gras challenge days ago, then it went out of my head.  I finally remembered again today, with only a day to go!

I stamped this “Tropical Drink” image from STAMPlorations using Jet Black Archival ink, then coloured using shimmery watercolours.

When I finished I wasn’t entirely happy as the card seemed rather bare, but I felt adding a greeting would take away from the image. Instead I decided to go around the edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink, using one of the stamps from Mixed Media Grunge set from STAMPlorations.

I’m pretty happy with the results.  (Click the photo for a bigger image.)

I am also entering this card into the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!


9 thoughts on “Celebrate!

  1. Great CAS design to mark a celebration! Wonderful coloring too. I hope you are beginning to feel better as well.

  2. LOVE that drink image – perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras! The way you edged the card front with that grungy stamp looks so cool! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Mmm, my mouth is watering! Love that stamp! I have it, too, but I never thought if using sparkles (watercolor or other) for it, smartie! And how cool is that grunge stamp?– I definitely zoomed in for a closer look! Excellent grungy effect… reminds me of a little outdoor restaurant/bar in Hawaii😄

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