Though bright colors like Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush aren't my easiest or most natural feeling colors to work with I decided to go for it and try Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge 564 which also includes Sahara Sand.
I had been reading about how one of my stamping idols, Angela Maine, did a watercolor background resist and thought that might be a good way for me to work with some colors that were outside my comfort zone.
- I clear embossed the bolder starfish image from Picture Perfect (#140520) randomly on a quarter sheet each of Sahara Sand and Whisper White.
- Then I dripped Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, and a bit of Sahara Sand reinker (#138329, 111840, 105220)
- 0) on my biggest acrylic block (#118483 - Block F), spritzed (#126185) it with water and laid down the Sahara Sand sheet face down on the wet, inky block.
- I picked it up and was NOT impressed. It looked way too dark and splotchier than I had anticipated. I set it aside to dry and went on to the white sheet.
- This time I just added water to the ink that remained. I was more hopeful for this sheet but it was soaked. I blotted them both and put them under some stamp cases.
- I also clear embossed some of the rose and leaf images from Picture Perfect on a piece of Watercolor Paper (#122959) This is what Angela had used. I used different colors on this one so it wasn't exactly in the running for the color challenge so maybe it will show up in a few days, weeks or months.
- Once the sheets were dry I liked the Sahara Sand sheet much better, so I just cropped off a few areas that were a little less than perfect.
- I layered this piece on a slightly larger piece of Pacific Point(#111350) and tied some Sahara Sand Lace Trim (#137866) around it.
- I dry embossed the front of a regular sized Sahara Sand card with the Softly Falling textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#139672) and adhered my panel to the card.
- The dessert for this challenge is "get well" so I stamped the "You've got this." greeting from the set of the same name (W#139572, C#139575) and punched it with the Note Tag punch (#135860).
- I thought it needed a little bit of bling so I attached some rather random Metallic Gold Thread (#138401) and dots of gold foil (#132622).
It was as messy as I've gotten with ink in a while. And, it was fun!
Here is another lacey You've Got This card I did last summer when I wasn't getting around to blogging.
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