I plan to enter this into Try Stampin' On Tuesday (it is their sketch, afterall), and a Brown Sugar #180 as an Anything Goes! I've watched both of these challenge blogs for a long time, and I'm also impressed with the variety of styles and projects they attract. And then there's Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge: Something New + Tim Holtz. Always an amazing and extensive entry pool-- I love perusing the SSS linky list towards the end of a challenge... it's like a never-ending treasure trove of crafty goodness.
I'm having a heck of a time with my pictures... too much sun, nighttime, poor indoor set-up. I have pinned a few lightboxes on Pinterest... now I just need to build one! Bear with me. Or complain. Then I'll really get my act together out of sheer shame. Craft shame.
Supplies & notes:
- The background was yet another background made in a flurry of stenciling a few days ago. I used a Heidi Swapp stencil with Tim's Broken China Distress Stain and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I was using all kinds of stenciling and smooshing techniques. You can see I sopped-up a bunch of the Broken China on this one with great results.
- I stamped the Kelly Jo stamp (Hero Arts) in MementoLuxe, and did the same with the "Hello" stamp, which was a cheapie from Target. Loves ittt....
- I outlined the card with a black pen... actually, one of those K & Company Smashbook pens because I knew the tip was unforgiving and would yield a broken and rough line
- I added some Ranger Glossy Texture Past with the same stencil for visual interest. I made no attempt to line the stencil up.
- The rhinestones were a gift from my sis for xmas. NEWNESS! They appear to be from Michael's.
- Here's a note: if I were to recreate this card exactly, I'd add a touch of orange ink, and I'd gently distress the edges of the panel with water, just for a more watery look. (And every time I type "watery" I think of the Sex Pistols song SubMission... "Can't figure out your watery love...")