“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia


Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Very First Challenge

TGIF! (Almost) First and foremost, thanks for stopping by! Between creating new projects and writing up the content for my posts, I have been sooooo busy! It did not take me long to discover how much dedication is required to maintain a blog… kudos to all bloggers! I’m feeling inspired all over again – thank goodness! Otherwise, what am I gonna do with all this craft “stuff”?!

Today, I am participating in my very first challenge, hosted by The Sweet Shop – with a name like that, how could I possibly resist? The challege is to use ONLY a sentiment for the main focal point of the card.




Here's my creation......













There are several different elements to this card. I wanted to try something a little different, so I inked my Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder with VersaMark, and ran it through with glossy paper. Then, I sprinkled black embossing powder over the embossed image, “cooked” it with my handy dandy embossing gun & TA-DAAA! I love the glossy look of embossing powder (did I mention I am easily distracted by shiny objects? LOL!) So, after I punched the Morocco lace border on black cardstock, I embossed the border as well – love it! The sentiment was cut using Spellbinders ovals, and then adorned with Spellbinders Fancy Tags. To give the focal item a little “pop” I embellished it with Kaiser Craft Pearls (my latest fav). The butterfly was cut out of black glitter paper, then “kissed” with a little pearlescent watercolor paints.





Creative Ingredients:
Paper: DCWV Luxury Stack, Black Cardstock, White Cardstock, Stampin Up! Melon Mambo, Petaloo Glittered Sheets - Black.
Ink: VersaMark, Stampin Up! Regal Rose.
Tools: EK Success Morocco Lace border punch, Spellbinders Lattice Pendent, Fancy Labels and Butterflies Embossing Die, Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder.
Embellishments: KC Pearls – Snow, Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder, Pearlescent Watercolor Paints.

5 comments:

  1. Hi and thank you for joining in on my blog candy !. Love your cards they are very pretty
    I also became a follower of your blog..
    Hugs Norma

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  2. Hi,
    Welcome to blog land...gorgeous cards..love the layout you have used on this one...thank you for entering my candy and becoming a follower...off to become your follower so i can see more of your gorgeous work...
    Mandy xx

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  3. First let me congratulate you for participating with your first challenge and trust me:It's addicting!
    I think your card looks great, thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop.

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  4. What a beautiful card, your first challenge of MANY, it is addicting... Thanks for playing with SSS...

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  5. Well thanks for making the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge your first ever! Be careful, challenges can get addictive! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along!

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