Trying to play along with the challenges this year more for two reasons: to make myself think outside of the box and use my stamps, and since I cannot afford to buy any more stamps and supplies like I have been doing, I hope to earn some prize money to treat myself or replenish consumables when needed. Might as well be transparent and honest. Of course, it would be honest to say that in all the past 6-7 years I have been buying PTI stamps, following each month's releases, entering in the daily release contests, and even some of the challenges this past year, I have won only 1 time. That was last year during a blog hop challenge. I completed all 6 color palette challenges and won with one of those 6 projects. Woohoo!!! I was super excited. So this year I am trying to put my hat in the ring one more way by actually creating some stuff to enter in these kinds of challenges.
So after all that rambling, this week's MIM challenge is to fussy cut elements on a detail stamp to create layers and multiple colors. While it would have been totally easy to just recreate Becky's project since I have all those supplies, I tried to stretch myself and pick a stamp that could also be layered, popped up and used with multiple colors. That was really hard to do. I picked the background stamp from On The Farm and did a bunch of cutting and pasting and popping up with foam dots and I came up with this. I totally cased a card design by Debbie Olsen, but of course the challenge stuff I did to it makes it unique. We can do that right? Hope everyone has a great time participating in the challenge. Have fun, enter for fun, and just enjoy the creative process. That is my goal this year.