Monday, March 3, 2014

Get Well for MDS Monday

Whaaaattttt? 2 challenges done for MDS Monday within 24 hrs? I'm on a roll, woot woot! My oldest has to be at work at 4am today, and I drive him, so I figured why bother going to bed for 2 hrs or so just to get up again .I'll hit the hay at 0430 when I get home from taking him(ETA: Its now 0430 and I just got home. It was a great drive in to Wasilla, the Northern Lights were dancing in the sky! Pretty darn good way to start the week!).  This gave me a great excuse to whip out my laptop, work on the new MDS challenge and catch up my DVR'd shows from the week.

Joan has a
card sketch for us this week and she'd also like us to try using the opacity feature. That's one of the few features I use regularly so I was pretty comfortable with that. I changed my mind several times on this card.....I think that's why MDS is so hard for me, I cant just throw paper and stamps on my desk and hold them and look them over. I have to keep doing the trial and error on my digital project and that's just really hard for me. I finally decided on using the splatter feature to bring in some color and its also where I used the opacity feature.

I started with a base color of Island Indigo and then using the square punch I created a panel of Whisper White. I matted that with some Pear Pizzazz. For the splatter I used Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Whisper White. I adjusted the opacity for the Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo splatters but left the Whisper White ones alone. The embellishments are Polka Dot ribbons and the sentiment is from Delightful Dozen and I colored it in Melon Mambo.

Have a great Monday, thanks for stopping by and make sure you go check out MDS Monday and play along with them!


  1. Great choice to use the splatter images for the opacity part of the challenge. I always adjust the opacity for these too. Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.

  2. Oh, love your color combination! Your card turned out so cheery, it's sure to help someone feel better. Love the splatters too.

  3. A wonderful card to cheer someone up! Love the opacity work on the splatters - and I'm right with ya on the trial and error with MDS. You always rock with your projects though!!!! Thanks for continuing to join us at MDS Monday.


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