Haven't entered a challenge in a very long time so I thought I would try the Denim, Rust and Dust one at Gingersnap Creations. Didn't really have a design in mind when it was first started, just grabbed the colors, a stamp set that I felt was appropriate and went to work.
For the Denim, I took a piece of Not Quite Navy, stamped it with a Canvas background stamp in Really Rust Craft Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Unfortunately the colors are so dark you can barely see it in the photo. Once that was completed it was ran through the Big Shot with an embossing folder.
For the Rust, I stamped some horseshoes on the side with Really Rust Craft Ink, embossed those with Clear Embossing Powder also but this time overheated them a bit to give them a bit of an over used, left outside in the rain look to make them look "rusty".
For the Dust, the layer of Crumb Cake was stamped with Really Rust Classic Ink, ran through the Big Shot with another embossing folder, followed by sponging around the edges and lightly over the raised parts of the embossing. The grass die cut was also sponged in the same way.
Added more Dust on the inside
by sponging the edges on Crumb Cake and stamped a saddle image sitting on a fence.
Had a lot of fun making this one, particular since there was no plan in mind. The winners will be announced on June 21, 2011. Wish me Luck!
A La Prochaine!