Friday, 23 January 2009

Limited Supply

Now this was a challenge but enjoyable. MDC's Challenge this week is a Limited Supply challenge.
For each card you may: Not use Nestabilities or Cuttlebug. Can use one patterned paper, cardstock, one embellishment, and two stamps, one of which must be a sentiment.
DP Laura Ashley Galleria
Image and sentiment Penny black.
Ribbon from Stash

Lots of Love

Now this card I have made for someone special, and have managed to use 3 challenges to complete it. Firstly I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and it was a wonderful sketch to work with. The theme on Charisma Cardz is 'Love', and the ABC challenge this week is to have an 'X' somewhere on your card. I also had a try at a new technique that i had not tried before and had seen somewhere in blogland while blog hopping but not sure who's blog it was because i closed the window before taking note, so I appologise If you are reading this and I have not given you the acknowledgement.

The Technique is ebmossing velvet and wow does it give a fantastic finish. I was lucky enough to find some black velvety material in my scraps box so tried it out and it works wonderful. I used the stamp free with papercraft inspirations. The technique was :
stamp right way up. lay velvet top side down on the stamp. Spritz with water to wet the velvet, then hold an iron on cotton setting onto the stamp and velvet for 10-20 seconds or until the velvet is dry.

I will definitely be trying this technique again and am now going to search for scraps of velvet in all the charity shops so that i can do more of it

Monochromatic Valentines Card

Over at Stamp Artic there is a challenge at the moment to make a Monochromatic Valentines card.
'Monochromatic means you are only allowed to use 1 color for the entire card. You can use as many nuances within the same color, as you please.We allow "skin colors" and of course black and white where that is natural, in addition to the main color. (black and white: f.ex- white cardstock to stamped images, and stamped images with black ink)Theme must be Valentine or Love.'
This took a lot of thinking about but here is what i finally made:

I Decided to make it all white and searched through my stash to see what i could do. I used some clear pvc in my cuttlebug to diecut and emboss the heart and then backed it with white card. Vellum with white flowers on from PM. Ribbon and flowers from stash. Sentiment stamped and heat embossed

Two more Awards

This is so lovely, I have been awarded another 2 awards by my blogging friends This Marie Antoinetter Award was given to me by Lynda. Thank you this is such a suprise
Thank you to the wonderful Roz for this award.I now have to pass it on to 7 people.
The rules for the "Marie Antoinette" award:
1. Link to the person who gave you the award
2. Nominate 7 more persons
3. Link the nominees and let them know about this award4.
Post the award on your blog-
and so now I will pass the "Lovely Blog Award" on together with the "Marie Antoinette award", to....:
Jay Jay