I had a bit of a busy week, but in spare moments I kept playing with shadowing, but my attempts looked unconvincing.
I really wanted to enter the challenge, so after doing some housework and enjoying our first sunny day since daylight saving finished almost a fortnight ago, I got down to it - nothing like a little deadline pressure to put a rocket under you.
And this is what I came up with - it is not world-shaking but I was happy with the effect.
I have had this little leaf stamp for ages & it is very handy. I stamped it each time & re-stamped without re-inking to create the shadow effect, Then I masked the first stamping of the leaves and used a text-like stamp - for this I inked it and then just whiped the left & right edges with my finger to give a fade-out effect.
Initially I just left it like that but it seemed a little low key, so I chalked the leves with a little soft green to give them a bit of bounce.
I have not added a sentiment because sometimers it's nice to have a card to write a quick note in. I can always add one at the top if an occasion calls for it.
Well so much for our nice day - we are ending it with thunder - so I expect it will be grey and sticky tomorrow - yay
Have a lovely Easter weekend