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I’m a challenge addict this week! They’re so much fun and some really take me out of my comfort zone…egads! In one of the challenges listed below I choose to use “Bright Bold Colors” which I normally don’t gravitate towards, so ya, this pulled me out of my comfort zone for sure. 
Here are the Challenges I played along with:
You have to incorporate 3 of the 10 items into your project
A sketch Challenge
So, while I love rainbows, I’m not great at creating them. I did my best to create a rainbow background incorporating “Bright Colors” One of the three things I used for #FF0052. 
I have listed all the supplies for you down below.
I set out on some watercolor paper and pulled out 7 bright rainbow color ink pads and just started laying the color down. After it was dry I dripped some water droplets on it from my hand to create the light ink splatter look. I love how the water removes some of the color and creates a beautiful effect on your project. All in all, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. As you can see I used the watercolor background in place of the doily in #TMS541. Then I had to figure out what other two things I would use from the #FF0052 list. I decided on Sequins and Foil! 
This was my first attempt at foiling over an embossed image. I heat set the sentiment with clear embossing powder then ran it thru my laminator. I LOVED the results!! I was so impressed. I think I might be hooked on foiling now. I used the second largest oval die in the “Stitched Shapes Dies” to cut out my sentiment to replace the circle in the #TMS541 Sketch.
To replace the rectangle in the #TMS541 Sketch I foiled a 1/4″ piece of tacky tape. I just burnished it with my bone folder and it turned out so great too! #Loveit!
I added 7 sequins to match the inks I used, then embossed the white background with an old dots Sizzix folder I had in my stash.
I hope this inspires you to play along! Let me know if you do. 
Happy Stampin’
**Supply List**

Non-Stampin’ Up! Products 
Assorted Sequins
Gina K – Fancy Foils “Glittering Green”
Sizzix “Dots” Embossing Folder
Double-Sided 1/4″ Tacky Tape


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  • NMWatt February 14, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful design! Your blended rainbow panel is just stunning. I'm so glad you went out of your comfort zone… perhaps it was more comfortable than you were expecting it to be! Thanks for playing along at Festive Friday – I hope to see you play along again with us soon!

  • Debbie February 16, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Beautiful card! I love the rainbow BG you created!Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!Debbie ~ TMS DTDebbie's Dash of This and That

  • Beth McCullough February 17, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Such a pretty card! I love your rainbow with the water splatters. You've inspired me to try it. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

  • Anne Marie Hile February 19, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Congratulations! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winners badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

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