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Dare to Get Dirty 2021

I’m a little late in posting about Dare to Get Dirty although there is still time to play.  I think there are 50 challenges in all, so you can definitely find some challenges that suit you.  They were all published over the last week, but we still have one more full week to finish our cards and post to the gallery.  Did I mention there are prizes?  What are you waiting for?

You must be a Fan Club member to play along – Click here for the details on how to join!

Let’s talk a bit about my challenge, which you can find here if you are already a fan club member.  I can’t give you the details of my challenge here, but I can tell you all about how I made my card.  It started with a base of my favorite scraps.  The scraps that I use to mop up the ink after I watercolor.  I have a stack right next to me on my table at all times.  They are incredibly versatile.

I use them for backgrounds, for die cuts, all kinds of things.  This time I chose blues and browns for an ocean background and ocean floor.  With this funky background and those fabulous Verve flowers, I chose these Rubbernecker fish that have so much character.

This card was so much fun to make and the challenge gallery is very fun to browse through.  My favorite thing about DTGD Challenges, and all challenges really, is that they often inspire me to make something that I never would have thought of without the challenge prompt.  I’ve been busy lately!  Here are the rest of my Dare to Get Dirty cards so far….

I hope I can finish them all this week and I hope I’ll see you in the gallery!

Many Mermaids – Inspiration Challenge #812

I had fun with my boys making mermaid cards for this week’s Inspiration Challenge.  I wanted to combine the challenge with Nichole’s mermaid VSN challenge. Desmond chose this surf board for our inspiration.

The mosaic design made me think of the splotchy look of a wrinkle free distress background. So we got to work making a light blue and a dark blue. I liked Desmond’s background better than mine.

For my card, I die cut an oval frame as an approximation to the surfboard shape and popped my mermaid up in front. Raleigh left his background plain with solid blue cardstock and some glittery accents.

I love it when my boys craft with me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!