I don’t know about you, but watching the Olympics always makes me want to kick a bit higher, run faster (if I could actually run) and just step out a bit further. So, here are a couple of cards that step out a bit.
This first one was totally inspired by the shirt the young Japanese skater wore in his short program the other night. I really enjoyed his skating, but his shirt really jumped out at me. After he was done and coming off the ice, where I could see the shirt better, I told my husband, I want to make that. So, my background piece is a light blue (swirled with ink) with a bit of darker blue swirled in and instead of rows of rhinestones, I used offset dots with my Stardust pen (Sakura). This was also inspired by the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration challenge, which was woodies (cars with wood panels) at the beach. So, I added a wood panel embossed piece cut with a border die (on both sides) that reminded me of the 60s. There is silver sparkle embossing powder on the border for the background, which I thought would look a bit like sparkling waves. I also added a fun hibiscus flower to add a bit of a different color and as Hawaii has waves all around, throws a bit of Hawaii in there, too. Whew, a lot in a card, but I sure had fun with this one.
For the MFP SpeedyTV Tutorial Time challenge this week, we were to use a sponge and make our own “Flower Soft”. Now, I’ve never used flower soft before, but I think the centers of my flowers turned out pretty well. However, it wasn’t as loose as I would have liked. Hmmm, having extra sponges probably would have helped (the kitchen sponge is a bit shorter than it used to be). The flower, I added lots of layers and gave them all dimension. I love the way it looks, but it certainly won’t mail well. Adding all the dimension was something I rarely do and was tons of fun.
So, this was my stepping out a bit further. I hope you enjoyed this. What does the Olympics inspire you to do?
Thanks for spending some time with me today!