Thursday, May 16, 2024

TGIF Challenge #473 - Inspiration Challenge

Yay and HOORAY! It’s time once again for the TGIF Challenge!! This week’s fun challenge in an inspiration … create a “picture perfect” background - whether you use some lovely new DSP or create your own, the options are ENDLESS!!

Here’s my shot at it! And I am immediately admitting that I used a newly-retired stamp set because … yeah-yeah-yeah … I never used it while it WAS current!! I seem to be starting my own personal trend in my craft room! I used my Blending Brushes to lightly spread both Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie ink in the background. I then used my WaterPainter to dribble little drops of water through the background so make the paper look more textured and interesting.
My final technique for this background was me just taking the caps off of both my Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers to “flick” the pen tip out of the inside of the pen lid, thus creating a splattered-ink look. I LOVE how this one turned out!

I added some ribbon and embellishments to complement the dies and images in the foreground. Sometimes I feel like the MORE layers the BETTER! This was quick and easy and turned out pretty cool, I think!

Stamps: Warmest Heart (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Bubble Bath, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Black Memento, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie; Stampin’ Blends - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Lemon Lilly, Granny Apple Green; Stampin’ Write Markers - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Warmest Heart Dies (retired), Perennial Postage Dies, Water Painter, 2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots, White 1/4” Diagonal Trim Ribbon

I hesitate to admit that I will be doing a 12K (8 mile) run for Huntsman Heroes in Ogden Canyon this weekend.  I am kind of nervous AND excited! Nervous because I would really like to finish the race without falling on my face or breaking some other useful-and-important body parts, and excited because this will be the longest race I will be participating in since my ACL/meniscus surgery back in October. Baby Steps …. I’m getting there!!

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1 comment:

Janelle E said...

Love the card! Good luck with your race!