I also tried something different for the throwdown -- a watercolor wash background. (Be gentle; this is my first try at this technique!) I first saw this technique demonstrated by Beate. She has a marvelous video tutorial included on her blog, Fresh and Fun. If you are interested in viewing her tutorial... Go to her Blog and scroll down to her post of October 13.
For my watercolor wash background I used Baja Breeze & Sahara Sand reinkers. I stamped my Dasher image directly on the background, then embossed with copper EP. I also combined a strip of the WCW background with my sentiment. The only embellishments are various sizes of black epoxy dots.
Thanks for taking a peek. Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!
Supplies: Stamps - Dasher by SU!; Sentiment from the Believe set by PTI; Paper - sahara sand card base, PTI select white, SU! basic black, watercolor paper; Ink - baja breeze, sahara sand reinkers, Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Nestabilities dies, clear EP as well as copper EP, black epoxy dots by Recollections.