I've always liked using the same image for the background & the
foreground or focal point. Recently I saw a card done that way & have wanted to make one. When I saw dark red is the challenge at Colour Me, I immediately thought of this beautiful Poinsettia Script Penny Black background. I'd been thinking of using 2 printed papers for the Merry Monday sketch, but decided to see if I could combine the challenges. I used Distress Ink fired
brick & spritzed with Ink Potion No. 9 before stamping on watercolor paper. The wooden star was colored with the same ink which was also used to stamp the sentiment from Penny Black's Crystalline set. Stickles was added to the star for some sparkle to tie in with the sparkly red ribbon. I actually finished the card with the die cut circle inlaid into the dry embossed panel. I tried to convince myself that it was OK, but this morning I carefully removed the star with the sentiment flag, the gems & the button so I could pop up the entire poinsettia over the partial image on the circle.
The only thing ruined was the sentiment flag which was easily redone. It was worth the effort as I like the card much better now. Since I used 5 gems I'm also entering SSS Monday.
On another note, we found a great harness for Fritz. It's easy to put on & since it attaches in the front instead of on the top of the dog's back, it also provides control without using a choke chain. Here's the link if anyone is interested: http://www.walkyourdogwithlove.com/
Hope you have a great weekend & Mother's Day & thank you for taking time to visit my blog.