Unaccustomed as I am…….. ( sound like a speech from a wedding ) to posting twice in one day but I felt that the winner of my challenge over at Get Creative and the new Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers both deserved separate posts so anyone interested in who my winner was please see today’s earlier post.
Over at Crafty Cardmakers our new challenge for the next fortnight is up and running and what a great one it is too ” Monochrome Magic ” has been chosen by the lovely and talented Beth so please pop over to see exactly what she is asking us do do.
I’m a little boring and immediately chose black and white for my DT card that and the fact that it is one of my favourite colour combinations, here’s what I made
Now its not very often I actually like something I make but I really enjoyed making this card , even though I used a ton of UTEE and there where crystals everywhere for days after ( I ‘m such a messy crafter ! ) I used my Cameo to create the DP and cut the corner edges and flourishes which I tripled embossed with clear UTEE to give a glorious ( well I think so ) shine. On the central panel which I cut with spellbinders labels nesting dies I used the faux porcelain technique which I saw for the first time on Shelly Hickox blog, it was my first attempt and I think it needs a little practice but I loved the outcome. I stamped the image using one of the Hero Arts flower engraving stamps.
A little close up so you can see the porcelain effect a little better, in fact I liked it so much I detached it from the card and framed it !!!! and here it is in all its glory in my living room !
For this challenge we have two fabulous sponsors who are being very generous indeed in fact there was nearly a riot on the design team as we all wanted to win the prizes !!
and we have a fabulous prize on offer from themIt’s a two parter and for those of you who watch Create and Craft TV you will know what an absolutely fantastic prize this is as it has sold out each time it has come to air.
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