I have joined a Forum 'Birthday Club' and it's great as it forces me to make
cards each month for whoever is on the list.
It seems easier when you have someone in mind for the card rather than just trying to make one for the sake of it. This lady speaks fluent French - she is also brilliant using inks to make backgrounds. So I tried my best to do the same. Of course the main part of the card is on pre-printed paper, but I did enhance it with chalks here and there to give a bit of 'depth' to places.
I also inked on top of the matted cards, and coloured a bit of the stamped image.
I know I have a long way to go until I can perfect my cardmaking skills so that it comes easier to me - but at last now I am starting to enjoy the challenge.
Two more to do soon.