Hi everyone, it’s Thursday again so it's time for a brand new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and also my final week as November's Guest Designer. The month has really flown by, and I have really enjoyed making my GDT cards. This week's challenge is
*** Christmas ***
So we are being really kind and giving you the opportunity to catch up with some of those last minute festive makes!
This week’s fabulous sponsor for the Challenge is
The prize is a $10 voucher for their shop.
Here is my GDT card for this week.
This is the first time I have played with my Visible Image "Poinsettia Grunge" flowers, although I have been using the wonderful sentiment on a few cards this year. I made a mask by die cutting a torn edge rectangle shape in a piece of paper, sponged Distress Oxide inks through it on larger rectangle of stamping card. then stamped the background text and heat embossed in gold. I stamped and heat embossed in gold a large and small poinsettia flower on separate card, coloured with Distress Watercolor pencils and Elements inks with a wash of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen on top, then fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment then edged my stamped card panel with gold Posca pen an added gold Posca pen spatters to the background and flowers. When dry i attached the flowers to each corner - job done!
Here is an angled pic to show the sparkle and shine.
Stamps: Visible Image Poinsettia Grunge, Distressed Christmas;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage); Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencil (Barn Door); Lavinia Elements ink (Olive); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); Versamark; WOW Gold embossing powder; Posca pen (gold);
Tools: Unbranded torn edge rectangle die.
Challenges I would like to enter:
12 Months of Christmas #106 - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #11 - Anything Floral Goes (2nd entry)
Beccy’s Month of Holiday Cards - Day 30 - Do What You Love
(I love stamping, colouring, ink blending and adding sparkle and spatters!)
Festive Fridays (November) - Christmas (3rd entry)
Inkspirational #303 - Seasonal
Merry Little Christmas #53 - Anything Christmas Goes (5th entry)
Paper Dragonfly #23 - Anything Festive (4th entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
Triple B (November) - Birds, Blooms and/or Butterflies (3rd entry)
Try It On Tuesday - Traditional Christmas
Use Your Stuff #480 - Shine Bright (2nd entry)
We hope you can join in with the challenge this week - please do pop over to the C.RA.F.T. Challenge blog to see the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and to link up your entry.
I'd like to finish by thanking Jo and the DT at C.RA.F.T. Challenge for having me as Guest Designer this month xx.
Take care and thanks for visiting.