Wednesday, October 30, 2013

a four part challenge

Melissa, known as mollymoo, on our SplitCoastStampers flybaby is hostessing our October challenge .  She asked us to use these four things on a card or make four cards and use the different techniques.

        1. stitching! Hand stitch, sewing machine or faux! (Post #5)
        2. specialty! Not your usual cardstock. Post #6
        3. all mixed up! Let's dauble in mixed media!
        4. sparkle! Sequins, glitter, rhinestones!
At first, my brain went into: OVERWHELM….then I thought, yikes if I do all that on one card it will be gaudy…  Well, here it is, one card; all the parts.

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I am posting two pictures and maybe you can grasp the rich look this came out with.

  • my stitching is faux on the ribbon and around the ornament (love mft blueprints dies)
  • specialty cardstock is the acrylic ornament which is laid over tissue paper (both of which I never used before this week) and gold foil for the hanger part of the ornament
  • mixed media…I had these alcohol inks in my stash for years, I think we made a card similar to this at a class once and I bought the things and never made the cards.  which is why I think I had the acrylic sheets
  • rhinestones, ever so delicately placed in a triangle Smile  glitter using, Versamark and  heat and stick powder which is also mixed media

Did I enjoy making this?  YES, I did and it really didn’t take so long either. It is a specialty card though and not something I would want to mass produce. Smile

3 comments:

  1. Awesome Janeen! I love it...this is gorgeous! The second picture really shows off the ornament in its richness and glory! Love that!...acrylic smash...that looks GREAT! looks like a glass ornament!...the first picture highlights the embossing and the stitching & the gold foil! I thought that WAS a stitched ribbon. Your faux stitching looks real. You knocked it outta da park! Thanks for playing! It IS fun, isn't it!

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    1. high praise indeed from Mollymoo...i am preening. LOL

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  2. Janeen, this is beautiful! I enjoyed reading all about the different aspects of this card! I love how you combined it all into one card and it looks fabulous!

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