Tuesday, 17 February 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge Card

I came across the one stop craft challenge blog a while ago and have ment to participate a few times but have never had enough time to do it, so I made time today to do their sketch challenge.

I wasn't getting on very well with this sketch but I think it has turned out ok. I'm not used to using so many different patterned papers so this really was a challenge for me. It was also a challenge to cut into some of my 12x12 papers which I have been trying to use more often. I normally look at one and think it would be really nice on my card then change my mind and think I will keep it for just a bit longer and use something else this time because they are so pretty I don't want to use them. I know this sounds really silly because I buy them to use them on my cards but I can't help myself lol, I just like to look at them , then put them away again. I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't want to use their prettiest papers though, or am I?

Anyway enough of my blabbering and onto the card.

Right, I used loads of different kinds of papers for this one. The bottom dark and light pink paper is from EK success, the one on top of that is a fancy pants paper that I used on a card a few weeks ago and the layer on top of that is an Anna Griffin paper. The square on the left is some paper I got off ebay (the woman said it was angel hair paper) and I embossed it with a cuttlebug folder. The stripe across the middle is pearlescent pink cardstock. The scalloped edge was done with a ruler I found in a pound shop, 3 for £1!! and is on normal pink card. I stamped the image of Little Miss Muffet a few times with black Stazon and coloured with copics and used a Sukura clear gelly roll pen on the writing and the spiders web (thread bit) to make it sparkle, and decoupaged her to make her skirt look like it was puffed out a bit more. Then layered it onto star holographic paper then pink card. The stars look blue here but they are actually more pink than anything. I finished it off with a few butterflies punched from holographic card and some scraps of paterned paper. The punch is from Anna Griffin.

Wow that was a long explanation. Hope you haven't fell asleep yet!
Oh by the way my other card I was in the middle of making didn't turn into a disaster, I just don't know where I've put it!! I will let you see as soon as I find it.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please feel free to leave a comment because I'm starting to feel like I'm on my own again :(
Happy crafting


1 comment:

Sharon said...

Thank you for sticking with the challenge Lora - that's a great card! I know what you mean about cutting into papers - but we do have to do it in the end (as much as it breaks our hearts). I think your take on the sketch is super. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx