I think it's been a while since I participated in the one layer challenge at Less Is More. But that challenge practically begged me to use the colors from Dynamic Duos and to ink up French Foliage, an old favorite that I've been neglecting.
I did a little masking with these stamps. I stamped the leaf in Cajun Craze first, then created a mask to cover the leaf over before I stamped the script in Always Artichoke. It can be pretty difficult to not get the "halo effect" around the masked image but I pressed really hard and it came out perfectly!
At first I left the card with just those two images but I wasn't entirely happy with the result. I decided it needed a sentiment and I spent a half hour rooting around my stamp room looking for something simple to complement the simple layout of the card. I settled on one from Thank You Kindly.
This morning I was up early to catch breakfast with my mother and father and their Saturday morning breakfast crew. Then I was off to Brimfield (Massachusetts) to check out the antique show going on there. It'a a huge antique show that takes place three times a year and I used to go faithfully in May and September of each year. But as my house grew full of stuff that used to belong to other people and I ran out of room to add new stuff, I stopped going. I missed the adventure of "antiquing" so I decided to head on up there today. I bought a couple of small things and despite the rainy weather had a great time tromping around the different fields. I only saw a fraction of what was there before the threat of torrential downpours sent me home again. I think I've caught the antique bug again and am now anxiously awaiting the next show in May!
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