Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I am a Salt Addict

It's true! I love salt. I know a lot of people say it's not healthy - but since my blood pressure is always fabulous, I don't fret about it too much.

You might also find it interesting to know that my dad is what they call a "salt user" which means his body uses salt in excess. Therefore his doctor has advised him to eat a lot of salt. Do you suppose I can use that excuse the next time I pick up the salt shaker and shake liberally?

Speaking of salt shaker... this is NOT a good story!

In the Stamp Addicts blog group we like to try new techniques; you know - stretch ourselves creatively speaking. So this month, Darlene suggested we try the Salted Background technique. If you aren't familiar with it, you can find a tutorial on SCS by clicking here. That being said, don't be fooled into thinking that everyone is capable of doing this technique, because obviously I failed miserably. My first attempt at the salt background turned out MUCH TOO FAINT, so I made another one. My second attempt turned out HORRIBLE - muddled colors, UGLY!!!

Sooooooooo I tried a third time. When it turned out almost as bad as the second one, I decided this just must not be my technique. LOL! So I took my feeble attempt and made a card with it.

I've searched for a challenge to enter it in - you know, something like "UGLIEST CARD OF THE CENTURY" Challenge, but haven't been successful. So I'm just going to post it here on my blog.

I'd like to say this looks better in real life.
It doesn't.(Drats!)

This is the inside of my card:

Darlene, I'm sorry this turned out so bad. I really wanted to succeed. But like you said, this is a TRY a new Technique challenge... and I did TRY!

This is my 31st card for the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Our Daily Bread The World
Sentiment: Our Daily Bread Earth Verses
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black 
Ink Used for Salted Backgound: Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and True Thyme
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze and Glossy White
Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon


MiamiKel said...

First of all, you are a naughty girl for putting these words on your blog, lol - this card is not only fabulous, but so are you! Don't sell yourself short, this is a marvelous swirled beauty! ANd I love that you had a matching stamp to go with it - ingenious!!

Fabulous all the way around if you ask me! :)

jimlynn said...

Jeanette, you're way too funny!!! You need to come by my house if you want to see the ugliest card of the year - this one is NOT! I really like it! The perfect background, image, and sentiment. Love the swirls the salt gave this and those colors are WOW! VERY nice!

April said...

Would that be like an ugly sweater contest??

I like it....not that I am going to try it
If you can't do it, there is no hope for me!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Jeanette don't be so hard on yourself - love your colours and the way you have used the resulting panel - I would never have thought to use those colours together, but they are marvellous, as is the salted result.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, I like how the background turned out! I especially like the sentiment on the interior - the font and layout is perfect.

I know a few people that think they are 'salt users'! LOL

Barb said...

I too like how it turned out--however with your words of wisdom, I do not think I will check out the tutorial and try it myself!

Great sentiment!

Lela said...

Jeanette, I agree with everyone else, I think you're being too tough on yourself. I like the card but I really can relate that it may not be your favorite, I have those moments :)

Margaret said...

OH, Jeanette, I think this is so fabulous! Really! I love those background colors. They are so earthy and go so well with your world image. Never, never diss your own work. You have such creative talent.

Kristie W. said...

I agree with everyone else, I think it's a great card. The background is really neat!

~Paola~ said...

ohmygosh! you have the NICEST sentiments stamps ever!! No kidding...Loveeee the inside as much as the outside of your card and you better NOT ever be sooo hard on yourself! The salt tecnique looks reallyyyy the mixed colors b/ground!!! Miss doing this tecnique...must give it another try soon!♥