Champion

Champion (c) Robyn Wood - www.purplesalt.net

If you follow my Instagram you have probably worked out that one of my boys is a keen mountain biker, or more specifically a downhiller.  Downhill cycling is a sport where you take yourself to the nearest mountain track and throw yourself over the side in a race to the bottom by the quickest time.  Crazy!  But he loves it with a passion.

I created this layout to celebrate his recent achievement of a podium position for a downhill endurance race.  For this one the aim was to complete as many runs as possible over four hours.  Josh came third!

Champion closeup (c) Robyn Wood - www.purplesalt.net

This month, Darkroom Door is one of the sponsors of CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, and I used Darkroom Door stamps on my page.  Here’s the case file:117flat

The idea is to use the above image, colour scheme and information for inspiration.  For evidence I used – cogs, metal, bicycle and numbers and for testimony I journaled about something ‘mind-boggling’ but the inspo word ‘move’ was also inspiring.  After all, Josh was on the move for 4 hours!

Champion WIP 1

I started the page with a few swipes of Gelatos and used a wet Faber Castell sponge blender to blend.  I laid my photos on top and marked out rough positioning for the next step.

Champion WIP 2

A few cogs from the Darkroom Door Steampunk set and random partial stampings of the Darkroom Door Grid background stamp added a bit of interest.

Champion WIP 4

I painted a couple of swatches of Distress Crackle to add a bit of texture and once dry rubbed it over with Gelatos – the Gelatos filled in some of the cracks to add an extra dimension of colour.  As it was a mountain bike competition, I only wanted parts of the bicycle wheels sticking out from underneath my pictures so I inked & stamped only a portion of the bicycle. (it’s still the wrong type of wheel but oh well!)

Champion WIP 3

A Tim Holtz number 3 reinforces Josh coming third – a bit of Distress Paint takes away the shiny silver to give a slightly enamel look.  Some strip journaling and a title and it was done.

Supplies used:

  • Darkroom Door Enjoy the Ride stamp set
  • Darkroom Door Steampunk stamp set
  • Darkroom Door Grid background stamp
  • Gelatos & sponge blending tool
  • Ranger Archival Ink – black, watering can & fern green
  • Tim Holtz number
  • Ranger Distress Crackle rock candy
  • Ranger Distress Paint – picket fence

One thought on “Champion

  1. Your page has a wonderful energy to it which mirrors Josh’s favourite past-time.
    Love the way you created an enamel appearance on the number 3.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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