This leaf was actually my second try the day of the class and you can see, I am still struggling with getting enough paint on the stamp. This was the first background that I sponged and I forced myself to try a bigger variety of colors on the background which a couple of my friends loved, while I tend to prefer more monochromatic color schemes. Linda was encouraging us to try different things though so I plunged forward. I struggled with the background stamps and didn't really like the result, but was encouraged when both Bonnie and Marilyn put this card on thier list of favorites.
I added gold ink from a Krylon gold leafing pen on this one and added some flowers at home and the card is growing on me. This was a good reminder that everyone else does not necessarily like the same things I like, imagine that!