Poppystamps Beyond Borders Challenge

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Morning, y'all!  It's August (moment of silence... Wherever does the time go?), and that means a new challenge is up over at Poppystamps.  This one is called Beyond Borders, and I'll wholeheartedly admit that it gave me fits; but when I saw Kay Miller's card on The Scrapbook Expo's Weekly Scrapper blog, I knew that I had to try my own spin on it.  Below is what resulted.
I started this card by black embossing the overlaid heart image from the Grateful Heart stamp set, at an angle, on a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper and being sure to surpass the borders of my card.
I then added a rainbow of watercolors over those hearts, being intentional about giving them a heavier dose within the hearts themselves, and splattered it with those same shades of watercolor...
before stamping the "thank you for your kindness" sentiment, from the same stamp set, in Jet Black ink and splattering everything once again, but this time with Titanium White acrylic paint.
Once everything was dry, I framed the prepped piece with Melon Mambo cardstock and gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches before wrapping it with a length of white string, tied in a bow, and popping it off the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details and find out what you're playing for this month.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a phenomenal August, friends! 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Grateful Heart (Poppystamps) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Melon Mambo (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); black embossing powder (SU!); watercolors (Kuretake); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING the rainbow colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh how cool! This one is different for you, but it was perfectly executed! Love this Jinny!