Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Pretty in Pink!

Here is my entry for challenge 15 over at Bah Humbug "Pretty in Pink". Last one part the post I daresay. I actually made the card whilst staying up in Scotland with Janet, so please forgive me for being vague about the origins of the materials I used. I must say I found this one really challenging!
I think the stamp is from Kanban. I have stamped the main image with versa mark and black detail EP. Then I have highlighted the branches with a green marker and then used cystal stickles. This has been cut with an oval nestie. The edges have been distressed with a pink inkpad, the matt has been distressed with a slightly darker ink from Stampin Up. The background has been cut using a big nestie, and I have used the same tree with second degree stamping in black, with the same branches of the same tree stamped in pink to create swirls. I have edged this mat by dragging the SU pink inkpad around the edges. Card is finished with a pink grossgrain ribbon and flowers and leaves using Martha Steward punches. The flowers have been finished with crystal stickles applied with my finger and a pink gem. The backing paper is grey ribbed.
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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Dragon's Dream Tag It On Challenge "Emboss It"

And here is my entry for Dragon's Tag It On Challenge. The tag has been embossed using the Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron folder. I then rubbed all over it with black soot DI, then distressed the raised pattern with a sanding block. The border and sole embellishment have been cut using the same cuttlebug combi folder, as has the small tag. The image on the small tag comes from a Stamp Man oriental plate and is stamed with black stazon ink. The tags are finished with dark brown ribbon.
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Rainbow Lady's Challenge - April Showers

Here is my entry, using a digi image of unknown source. I have coloured the image using H20's - a product I haven't used for some time. I have decoupated the umbrella in the foreground. Backing paper is, again, from an unknown source, but probably a Joanna Sheen CD, edged with brilliance pearlescent sky blue. The border is the same backing paper with a pink ribbon over. The card is finished with three gems and a sentiment.
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Monday, 5 April 2010

Embossed Christmas Tree

Bah Humbug Challenge 12 - Embossing
This is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Bah Humbug.
The backing paper is from the Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD, matted onto silver mirri card. The tree has been cut out using a nestie, then embossed using the christmas tree embossing folder. I have then rubbed over it gently with a Versa Magic Sea Breeze ink pad. This has been layered onto another piece of white card that has been embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder. Again, I have rubbed over this with the same Sea Breeze ink pad. Then it has been matted onto silver mirri card. The snowflake has been cut using a nestie with pale blue glitter card. The ribbons are from my stash. The card has been finished with a peel-off greeting.
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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Through the Window

Challenge 97 over on Rainbow Lady's challenge blog is "Through the Window", so I thought I would give it a go. The background behind the window has been brayered using big n juicy soothing sunset. This has been overstamped using black archival ink with a stamp from Clarity. The window is a peel-off which I have put through the zyron and layered onto acetate then layed over the image. The background paper is from the My Minds Eye Spring collection, layered onto black card, then I have cut the border using an EK Success border punch. Over this I have layered a gold ribbon. The ornate corners are cut in black using a cuttlebug die. The gems at the top are from my stash.

Right, I'm off to check out other challenges! Thanks for looking.