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Thursday, 7 January 2010

I'm back at last! C.R.A.F.T. Challenge week 33




Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. My laptop started playing up before Christmas and I'm waiting to have it fixed. The person who sorts them out for us is off till 11th Jan, so still waiting. In the meantime I'm having to use hubby's when I can. I don't think he's very happy as I've been adding programmes and photos, but hopefully it won't be for long now.

Onto the new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. This week we want to see you using a resist technique. For those of you new to this, the easiest way to do it is to find a fairly solid stamp, then stamp with Versamark and clear emboss. Then just add your choice of ink colours to the image and surrounding card with some cut and dry foam or similar. Lastly, get a paper towel and rub where you've embossed and the ink will come off the embossing showing a white colour. There are other resist techniques, but this is the one I used.

Our sponsor this week is Your Special Delivery. To be in with a chance of winning a lovely prize this week, please have entries in by 8pm next Wednesday. New work only please.

For my card I've used a stamp from 'Birdsong' by Elusive Images. I've stamped it onto a scalloped circle with Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder, then coloured using Distress Inks. I rubbed over the embossed image with a paper towel to bring it up, then lastly added a gem for the bird's eye. I nested this onto another scalloped circle. I've also used the resist technique on the mottled backing paper. I used a large stamp, with exactly the same technique as before. Other items used are Bazzill dots card with faux stitching, scalloped chipboard, brown ribbon and clear gems which I coloured with a Henna Pro-Marker. All mounted on an A5 card.

I'm also entering this card into:
1. Mojo Monday - Sketch
2. ABC Challenge - L for Layering
3. Belli Challenge - Glitter or Rhinestones inc gems
5. Everybody Art Challenge 72 - favourite colour combination
6. 2 Red Bananas - Inspiration pic
7.The Corrosive Challenge 45 - use your 2 favourite embellishments (mine are ribbon and gems)
8. Crazy for Challenges - Polka Dots (brown background paper is dotty)
9. One Stop Craft Challenge 61 - something beginning with a B (bird)

24 comments:

Trimgym said...

Gorgeous card Julie, glad to have you back.

Love,

Jo.

Juls said...

this is gorgeous! Love the bird image, and the lovely vintage feel to the card! Hugs Juls

strawberry fields said...

Thanks for joining us this week at the ABC Challenge Blog
Fiona x

Liz said...

Beautiful Eye candy lovely work

Liz xx

jdmommy said...

What a beautiful card!! thanks for sharing it, and playing along in the Belli Challenge!

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous - love that marbled background look - and the embossing! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Holly said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the row of gems to offset all the lovely green tones. Thanks for playing in our Belli Challenge this week!

Lora said...

This is so pretty.
I know you haven't been able to get online as much as you would like but, when you have a min you might want to check out the new challenge over at By The Cute and Girly, oh and while your there you could check out the fab creations from our winners of last months challenge which were announced last week.
I love the Mother Goose card below, and really think a card like this deserves a prize....hint hint lol
Hugs Lora

Susie Sugar said...

What a classy card Love the colours so cool
Happy New Year Hugs Susie xx

Hope Jacare said...

A fabulous card Julie - the colour is wonderful and your resist work is brill! Great to have you back!! x

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is gorgeous Julie. I love the colours you've used. The bird is so sweet...or should that be tweet? (groan!!!)

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is gorgeous Julie. I love the colours you've used. The bird is so sweet...or should that be tweet? (groan!!!)

Sharon said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Julie. That background behind the bird is amazing. Fab colour scheme and papers. Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks for playing with the Crazies

Kristie said...

Beautiful card, I love the color combo!

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous

Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Fern said...

Beautiful, Love the colors and the little bird stamp... Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge.

Leonie said...

Beautiful card, great colors!
Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie xx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Lovely card - that bird and the tree are great and your gems are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, rolling all those challenges into one card is pretty amazing!!

Ceal said...

Beautiful card! love the colors . TFS nd laying in the Belli challenge

jdmommy said...

Beautiful!! I love the embossing, and the layout! thanks for playing in the Belli!

LilyPuss Cards said...

Lovely card...thank you for joining us at ABC...
Jan..x

Sam said...

Great card, lovely distressing. Thanks for playing along at CCC.
Sam x

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