I have spent a lot of time recently on Katie - sitting duty! Puppy dog baby sitting is not very conducive to creativity, but I found that I could take part in a class by pausing my video whenever SOMEONE showed any sign of needing to go outside. I have been diligently following the latest offering from Online Card Classes - Background Check - and loving every minute! I am learning so much about creating backgrounds and just adore the blended ink technique.
You know that I couldn't just leave it at backgrounds, right? I had a thought about the BBTB2 challenge this week and decided to use my Explore to die cut some watermelon slices and use my TH distress inks on the cuts.
In the end, I did use colored card stock for everything except the top red layer which was cut from white Neenah and then inked with circular strokes using Abandoned Coral. Then I blended Festive Berries along the bottom edge, and sprayed the whole thing with Twinkling H2Os (improvising for the suggested Perfect Pearls) mixed with water in a mini mister. It kinda sorta looks like juicy, juicy watermelon.
I made the shaped card by duplicating the bottom layer of the slices and welding them together. I duplicated the resulting shape and flipped it horizontally. Then I welded the two pieces together. The melon wedge comes from Preserves and the sentiment is part of the Summer Bag Topper set. As for the inside, in all the reams of patterned paper in my stash, I could only find this one depicting a watermelon. I obviously need more paper.
I love what the DT did with this challenge. Pop over here and take a look and thanks for visiting with me today. Sigh! Now where did that puppy get to? : ) Christine