This week's MIM challenge at Papertrey Ink is to use more than one stamp to build your own background. I've always loved the cards that Nicole has made using this technique. However, I never attempted to do this until this week. I was determined to NOT use flowers or leaves. Since I purchased the grid lines cardstock at Stamp-A-Faire, I decided I would finally open the package and attempt this challenge using the cardstock along with the Guide Lines II stamp set.
Stumped as to what inks I would use, it occurred to me that perhaps I should look into a color challenge.
Enter CR84FN41. It just so happened that I had the appropriate inks to play. I also loved the colors.
Now you would think that it would be fairly simple to stamp a decent design with the guide lines cardstock. It was more challenging than I thought. Part of the problem was that the steel blue ink blurred my vision of the guide lines. However, for my first attempt I am somewhat satisfied. (I have noticed that as I am getting more "mature " (getting old), my stamping imperfections are becoming more tolerable.
Supplies: PTI CS: Soft Stone, Guide Lines II
Ink: Memento: LOndon Fog, Thatched Straw; Colorblock steel blue
Stamp Set: Iconic Images
Other: Lemon Tart satin ribbon, rhinestones