Thanks to everyone who has wished me well in trying to find my mojo. It’s slowly coming back, but is not up to par yet. I did a card this afternoon that I’m not crazy about, but it’s better than nothing! It’s in response to the GCSP3 Blue Moon Challenge over on Gingersnap Creations. The challenge is to create something using your take on one of the tutorials that have been posted on their blog. I chose the string background tutorial written by the fabulous Jo Capper-Sandon. It’s a great looking technique, but if I want to use it very often I’m going to have to break down and get some mini misters. I tried to do it by just sponging ink onto the paper, but that didn’t work very well. So, I ended up mixing some reinkers with a little water in a big misting bottle and then dumping out what I didn’t use. So—guess I need to get some mini misters or figure out a different way to do the technique! Anyway—here is the result. Like I said, it’s not great but it’s better than nothing!
I used Crushed Olive and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks for the background and then stamped the image from Magenta in Crushed Olive. The border was cut from copper metallic paper using one of the new Tim Holtz dies. I randomly stamped a flourish on the card base and then overstamped French text to mimic the text on the stamped image. I toyed with embellishments, but nothing seemed to look right so I left the card as is. Let me know what you think!