Hey I'm back. I've made my challenge card but whether I'll manage to get it linked to the Theme Thursday site is another matter, lol.
I wanted to use the number 7 as its always been 'my' number. Don't know why.
First I started by colouring a piece of white card with Antique Linen and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. I wanted a subtle background so didn't over do it (for once!!!). Using an UM numbers I randomly stamped over the background in the 2 colours of distress inks. Then it was a case of raiding my stamps to find something number related. The Tim Holtz stamp was perfect as the number seven features in various places so it tied it all together. I used a rectangular quad block to stamp the tape measures keeping the seven prominent. These were stamped in Black Stazon.
The number 7 is a chipboard element which I coloured with Adirondack Dabber in Cool Peri and blinged it up a bit with metallic thread and beads.
The Tim Holtz element 'S' for significant and of course seven is fixed with a brad. The ring surrounding the 7 is a brass finding acquired from an old button tin.
Finally I edged it in black stazon and layered onto purple card.
First attempt, it could be my last but we'll see. Meanwhile I'm off to find the cat that found its way into my fruit cake that I baked yesterday.......