OK, so, on to the hop. Want to know what our theme is? Since the weather is getting so nice and we'll be spending so much more time outdoors, we were asked to use a natural element in our projects! There has to be some sort of natural element that we found outside included in our projects. It can be a stick, a rock, a pressed flower, a leaf, a bone, etc. This is right up my alley since I live in the country and find cool stuff all the time!
Here is my offering:
The natural element is the feather that I found....I colored it black with my stamp ink and added some silver. The stamp I used is RIP Birdy - this is the freebie digi you can get this month by playing along in one of our challenges on the forum!! Keep in mind that the only way to get our freebie digis is to play along with a challenge - they're not available to order through our shop.
I also created this card towith our Guest Designer Challenge from Susan (Susan's Crafty Chaos) in mind. Her challenge was to make it MONO! This is the first time I've ever tried to make a card without more than one color, so I hope it works (silver doesn't count as a separate color, right? - it's gray, which is just a tone of black, right? - oh well, LOL).
I also entered it into the Macabre Monday HDH093 Challenge - Kuriously Korroded with Kenny K. "Create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that is distressed in some way. Ripped, smudged, torn, sanded, acid-eaten, burned, mangled... you get the idea." I used a lot of distressing with my black ink and also ripped around the edges...so it counts! :) I love when I get to play at Macabre Monday!
Here's the rest of the hop participants! Be sure to leave everyone some love!!