Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #123 - Marsha's "Fireworks" Theme Challenge
Marsha Reed is hosting a theme challenge over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and it's all about fireworks. This time of the year, that's definitely a suitable theme.
The thing is that I don't have any specifically "fireworks" stamps. But that doesn't matter when you're creative and have a whole lot of retired and current products just asking to be tried. Let the fun begin!
I decided to use a nice bright, white base. Everything shows up well against that, right? Then I took a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and embossed it using my Softly Falling embossing folder. Sponged lightly over the raised dots with retired silver ink, that sure looked like a starry sky.
Next I turned to a recently retired set I barely used, the Star Blast Edgelits dies. With those I cut a piece of Red Glimmer Paper and also one of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. After cutting those pieces apart, reassembling them artistically in a fireworks pattern and mixing and matching the colours, I was pretty sure I had created a pretty good display.
But the bottom of the card felt empty. Yes, I was adding the "celebrate" but that really didn't feel like enough. Well, from retired set to brand new, unopened set. I turned to the gorgeous new Seasonal Layers Thinlits. To be precise, the Adirondack chairs.
The perfect spot to watch the stars or a wonderful fireworks display. A couple of chairs and two drinks worked out perfectly, especially with the added banner.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and that you'll check out the ones created by the Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. And then why not link up something yourself once you've been inspired?