Hello Dear Friends ... Happy Christmas Eve!
I haven't had much to share with you on my blog this week ... busy time as you all know, but I spotted this challenge and just HAD to join in! You'll see what I mean and what my title is all about.
The challenge I spotted was the Make It Monday Challenge where the theme is
Create your own background - in an inky way!
Here's what I came up with ...
If you know me, you know how much I enjoy making my own background using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. Well the other day I had noticed a paper towel laying over on the table mat I use when using my oxide inks that I had used to clean up the excess ink. Typically I just toss them in the trash but for some reason that day a light bulb went off and I thought ... WOW I could probably use this for a background panel itself. So smoothed it out and even ran it through my die cutting machine to flatten it even more. Then though it needed extra 'backing' so glued it to a card stock panel and trimmed around it. Oh yea, when taking the trash out I spotted another wadded up paper towel in the trash bag so grabbed it and smoothed it out too. (See photos above)
Here are the cards I created using these ink clean up, normally tossed paper towel panels ...