Today's challenge is brought to you by me.....Denise!
So, I don't know about you guys but I have been ITCHING for Summer! I don't even care about spring anymore, I just want summer! I love all things about summer but most of all I love to Barbeque! My hubby is a grilling connoisseur, he loves to try all new recipes and techniques. At the beginning of the summer we take a trip to the big fancy butcher shop and buy a bunch of FRESHLY CUT MEAT! We buy a whole filet mignon, some porter house steaks and even a few Aged T-Bone steaks!
*PS my apologies to any vegetarians out there!*
*Images courtesy of Windstorm Ranch...my these look delicious!
Ok, now that you are all drooling over your computers and saying,
"OK Denise what does this have to do with STAMPING????"
Well, one of things that shows a great, freshly cut piece of meat is "MARBLING"
So, for today's challenge, I want to see some MARBLING on your cards. There are several ways to do this...(and probably more you can think of that I haven't!) Links are given for tutorials here too...
1. Shaving Cream technique (one of my FAVS!) to make a marbled looking background
3. Polished Stone technique
4. Ink, Spray and Smash technique can give a marbleized look too
5. Use a marbled looking patterned paper (try basic grey...the solid colored ones)
6. Magic Snowflake technique looked "marbeley" to me...
7. Or get literal and actually use MARBLES...Rolling Marble Technique
Or whatever you can come up with!
Here is my sample:
I used the regular shaving cream technique with pretty outrageous color combo...
pixie pink, wild wasabi and tempting turquoise!
A pretty simple card but I am loving how the BG came out!
recipe: stamps: Unity Mix up of Cuteness
paper: pixie pink, tempting turquoise, glossy white, PTI white
ink: tempting turquoise, pixie pink, wild wasabi reinkers and copic markers, Palette noir
accessories: ribbon, square rhinestones, chipboard tag
I'll be back later in the week to give this one another try...a little more complex card, I promise!
Remember, there are no time limits, vendor restrictions or other rules for the challenge. It's only for fun and inspiration. When uploading your card to Splitcoaststampers, Papercraft Planet, StampTV or any other site, please use the keyword RESQ07. And whenever you upload to a site or you blog, be sure to link back here using so we can all see what you've done! You can also use Mr. Linky below!
Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the launch of our newest challenge hosted by Jacqueline....I promise you will be in for some fun!