It's the last Friday in April -- can you believe it? This time next week, we'll be starting the merry month of May. Three weeks from this coming Sunday, my eldest will be graduating from high school. I really don't want to think about that right now, so instead, let's focus on something a little less fraught with emotion: Your Next Stamp's Fun Friday Challenge. We can all agree that's a good distraction from the relentless march of time, no?
For the first time in a while, I decided to forgo the given sketch and instead try my hand at Color Challenge #12. Here's what I came up with:
And here's the inspiration photo/palette for Color Challenge #12:
I created a splattered background using re-inkers in the four lightest of the given colors. To do so, I put drops of re-inker in individual paint wells, then added several drops of water to them. With a cocktail straw, I flicked and blew the colors on paper until I was satisfied by the coverage, then I dried it with my heat gun. A border of garnet (PTI Scarlet Jewel card stock) was cut out using the Stitched Rectangles die set. I also wanted to try the current trend of stacking and gluing several of the same word die cuts to give the sentiment some heft and dimension, and I used the Fancy Thanks die to do so.
Visit the YNS Blog to see what the other participating YNS Designers have created to inspire you. Why not play along with us? You just might be selected as the YNS Top Pick and get a nifty blog badge plus a write up all about YOU on the YNS Blog. As always, one random selected participant will win up to $20 in gift certificate moola to the YNS store. So, whether you want FAME & FORTUNE or FILTHY LUCRE, we've got you covered. You just need to make a measley card. How hard is that?
Jackson Pollock, eat your heart out...
Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to cry about how that sweet little baby turned into a legal adult while I blinked...