Saturday, 1 March 2008

Daring Card Makers - Take II

Evening all!

I have spent a lovely morning fiddling about with inks, papers and stamps...and I have managed to catch up on all the Challenges I have missed this week :O))

The first challenge I tackled was the Recipe from DCM

Two buttons
Spoonful of Flowers

I have some lovely AMM papers that I have been saving for over a year - and I thought it is about time I cut them up :O)) *makes way for new stash too!*

I matted the paisley patterned papers onto cream cardstock and then pale green Bazzill. I tied a dusky pink ribbon around this mat and tied it in a knot. I picked out a lovley Penny Black sentiment and stamped in Black StaZon and then matted it the same as the other bit. I added two ickle pink buttons and then used some of those gorgeous Prima's, adding little copper brads to the centre of the flowers, arranging them around the message.

The next Challenge is called I Am Woman

The remit of this extra challenge is to make sure you use an image of a woman - so I used up this lovley paper that my friend Claire had RAK'd to me a couple of weeks ago. Not sure where it is from though...all I do know is that it is lovley to work with and the images are really special!

I made a tri-fold card from cream cardstock and then stuck the lacey paper on the front and inside. I then made mats using the lady image and added a sentiment image (Dawn Houser). I smudged a little Walnut Stain onto the mats to make them blend in a bit better. I then made some more mats for the "Dream" stamp (Catslife Press) and then used the Tim Holtz "dream" stamp in the middle.

I had fun making these cards, both completely different from each other which was nice to make something unusual for me!

Thanks to the lovley peeps at Daring Card Makers for the fab challenges!

Hels xx


Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful work Hels - i love it more than Spag Boll!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, that stamped image is beautiful

Angie C said...

Gorgeous Hels, love them all but the AMM papers are just stunning

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow wow wow they are so perfect. Love this cards.

Angelnorth said...

These are both lovely Hels, I especially like the 'woman' one with its lovely muted tones and the 'extra' panel - fab!

Jilli said...

Beautiful cards, especially like the "I am woman" card - stunning!

Lythan said...

these cards are just outstanding. And it is seeing results like this that make setting challenges (and getting them done on time!) so worthwhile

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