Google Picks My Card Design Challenge
Update: This card won the June Pink and Main Challenge! Thank you, everyone! I still can't believe I won!
Hello, crafters!! Today I am doing a bit of a different kind of challenge. I found out about this one from @Jessica_MayDay of Instagram. It's called the "Google Picks My..." challenge and you play by google image searching the initials of your first and last name plus the word "look". For me it bought up this interesting picture of a bike.
I'm looking in my stash with a blank face and I'm thinking I can't support this type of thing. A bike, really?! Just as I was going to give up hope I remembered that my Hero Arts May 2018 kit came, and what do ya know? There was a little boy riding a bike. Let's go with it.
In my minds eye the card has taken shape. I want a white card with gray shading, the boy riding on an incline and maybe throw in a branch. If I'm breaking out the kit I might as well break out the whole kit, amirite? However, I quickly realized that I don't currently have any gray ink. The only thing I have in gray is a distress crayon. It's time to break out the water coloring. I have a video showing this process on case you want to watch that:
I already have some Bristol Water color paper and some mixed media paper but the Hero Arts Kit came with some as well, and since it is already on my desk, I am going to use that. I color on my largest acrylic block with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke. I wet the block with my mini mister but my result was too light. I went in with Black Soot and wet and dry until I got something I liked. I then used my stitched rectangle die to cut it out.
Next I grabbed my little boy stamp and a sentiment from the kit. I stamped them both with Versamark then heat embossed them with Ranger White Powder I got from an embossing kit. I didn't want my boy floating in space so I cut black cardstock at an angle to match my stitched rectangle and to match the background from the prompt. I glued it down then popped up with dimensional dots. I wanted just a little peak of color behind the watercolor background but before the card base so I cut out a gray cardstock from a Neutrals set I had and cut it about an eighth inch wider and longer than the stitched rectangle. I glued everything down after that, arranged it on my card base and called it done. I think I quite like the result. What do you think?
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I'm also entering this card in the Pink and Main "Anything Goes" Challenge. I'm entry number six!
Hero Arts has a new challenge. I'm entry number 1. How exciting!!!