Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Baby Got Back Challenge: Take 2
Good morning, everyone! I had planned to post this card yesterday, but Life got in the way. Dang it! I hate it when Life interrupts my creative freedom...how rude...lol!! Never-the-less, I'm posting it today ;D
This is Take 2 for the Baby Got Back Challenge that I issued over at the Bombshell Stamps Forum. I'm April's guest designer and this means that I was allowed to create a challenge for the month. My challenge was to chuck the patterned papers and create backgrounds using the complimentary images included in the awesome Bombshell stamp sets. This sounds easy to you...? Well, not to me! I love my patterned papers and this was like asking me to give away the 19 year old cat that has inhabited my heart and home for almost as many years! Ok, maybe that's a bit extreme, but for the sake of illustration, you know what I mean. Yes, I'm aware that I could have settled for something easier for me to accomplish, but what would be the fun in that? Besides, we all like to whine now and then, me included...heehee!
For this simple card I used images included in the Bombshell Sacred Heart stamp set. I colored the heart with Copics and then triple embossed the thorny vine using my trusty Versamarker pen and clear embossing powder. I could have opted for dimensional glaze to do this, but it would have been a tad bit shiny for my needs. I sponged Distress Inks on the background panels and used red bling on the flowers and above the flames. In hindsight, I may have been a little heavy-handed with the bling. Upon closer inspection, it appears that the Bling Fairy went out on the town last night, downed a few too many Cosmopolitans, then spewed bling all over my card. Tsk, tsk, Bling Fairy. Oh well, it is, what it is ;D
Have a great day!!