It has been several months since I last scrambled, partly my travel schedule and partly the holiday break in the scramble schedule. The scramble is hosted over at the Hero Arts Flickr group. Today our hostess is Karen. She tasked us with creating a card with our oldest Hero Arts stamp and using something around the house to create a background.
I grabbed some of that grippy shelf liner, the kind that is a bit spongy and is not solid. I placed it on water color paper then spritzed water all over it. I lifted it up and dumped some purple brusho on the semi wet card. YUCK...it did not turn out at all as I imagined it. So I tamped the shelf liner on the water color card to get more water on it for the brusho to spread. Still YUCK...BUT then the shelf liner had color on it and I decided to lay that on a fresh piece of watercolor (not really I just turned the other piece over after heat setting it). Yay, finally a background I liked and could work with.
My oldest Hero Arts stamp...or at least one of the first ones I bought is the Hydrangea. It is still a favorite and is on display in my craft space. I heat embossed it in white on thick vellum, then fussy cut it. I used stragetically placed foam to mount the vellum piece and added a sentiment banner and sequins.
I am quite happy with how it turned out!