The background was made by using the Patchwork Texture Fade on some green Core'dinations cardstock. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the inking technique. It's kind of hard to see because the cardstock is so dark, but hopefully it's a little bit more obvious in this close-up:
I also sanded the cardstock after embossing to distress it a little bit more.
The color scheme on this project is a little bit of a departure for me, but I was inspired by the colors in Tim's Lost and Found papers, which I used to make the rosette, and I also cut the bingo cards from one of the smaller sized papers in that stack. The game theme was inspired by the playing card and game piece images in the Texture Fade. When a realized I could make a "game wheel" out of my rosette, the theme for the piece was set. This was made with Tim's rosette die and an Idea-ology game spinner.
I may be tooting my own horn, but I think that's pretty clever. =)
The domino border strips are from this awesome new stack from DCWV called "Tattered Time". At least I think it's new....it was at JoAnn's this week and I'd never seen it before. The background cardstock and the strips were glued to a 5x5 canvas, then the edges were sanded and inked with Vintage Photo. I glued an Idea-ology game piece (which I'd also sanded and inked) to the game piece image in the background. The letters are Grungeboard which I painted with some fantastic dark red paint which just happened to be in my stash. It's Apple Barrel brand acrylic paint, and the color is "Victorian Red." It's been sitting in a drawer for years....and it was exactly the color I was looking for. =) After the paint dried I covered the letters with Rock Candy Stickles for a little sparkle. Hopefully it shows up in this close-up:
Conveniently, the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is all about Tim Techniques this week, so I get a 2-in-1 challenge entry. =)
Thanks for looking!