see all about the chalenge on the Sparkle and Glitter blog here, there is still time to enter, you can find the you're a winner Nyner the little monster here, you will need this guy to enter the challenge.
I used mine to have some fun with a piece of card board that came from a box, yep recycling here LOL
Well it's cheap and it's fun so why not use something you would throw away and alter it to something nice.
To do the trick I used Deco Art products (Gesso, and Americana Acrylics, coulours: Lamp black, Carousel Pink, Lemon Yellow, Bahama Blue and Tangerine and an Americana Mixed Media stencil called Timeless Treasures), also used some stamps and a gear die. and ofcourse Nyner, the Rick St.dennis digi
Paint in your fav colour , I used the carousel pink, and use the stencil to get the clocks on, use different colours and overlap some of the colours with another colour paint. I used a sponge for the stenceling.
You can always smudge some paints on the backgound using the sponges as well. Jut go all painty till you like the result.
Next step was the stamping, I used Archival Jet black and a circle and arrow stamp. Colour the digi, cut it out and see where you want it to be on the cardboard. Add senti, in a way you still can read it after the image is glued on, that doesn't mean you have to avoid all letters, if you overlap the image most of the time the senti will still be readable, but it is something you want to think about when you start writing.
I found the senti on the net, it's by Nelson Mandela. To finish abd for the extra steampuk feel I used cardstock in tuquoise , pink and yellow to die cut the gears.
hope you like, to see all other project by my fellow teamies , check here
Also there are challenges on facebook and Rick has hi own persononal red white and blue challenge.
check out sparkle and glitter for all info and links