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Apr 27, 2024

Create Your Own Background and Color Throwdown #790


Today I'm sharing a card that I created for my monthly challenge with my friend, TK (Time 4 Kards) and the current Color Throwdown#790 

For the challenge with TK I choose,  Create Your Own background.  I went in search of some background techniques that I had never tried before.  I found several and decided on the Paper Towel background for my card.  You can find this technique on 
You Tube HERE  This was my very first time trying this technique.  While mine didn't come out exactly like the video I decided to use it anyway.

Here is the card I created.

Details:  Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Basic Black and Basic White.
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Memento Tuxedo Black.

To create the background I glued a paper towel with a pattern down on to a piece of card stock.  Next I used my ink pads and blending brushes to add the color onto the white paper towel.  In the video Gina used small ink cubes lightly brushed over the paper towel which leaves some of the white from the towel still showing.  Using the blending brushes creates a bit heavier color onto the paper towel but since I don't own any small ink cubes I did the best I could with what I had on hand.

My image is from Unity Stamps (Joy and Brighter Days) which is brand new to me so I'm going to add this on to NBUS 

I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored it with Prisma colored pencils and blended it with Gamsol.  I added the sentiment for the same stamp set and some green enamel dots (Paper Studio) to complete my card.  -  I would try this technique again as I like the rainbow like effect and hopefully someday I'll have some small cubes to work with instead of full sized ink pads.

Please stop by the Color Throwdown and of course TK's wonderful blog.  You can do so by clicking on the links I've provided.

Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 8, 2024

Missing in Action

  Howdy,  Just a heads up I will be missing on the blog for a few days.  We are upgrading our computer system.  Hope to be back visiting you all soon.