Monday, 30 July 2007

All Checked Out - DCM

The girls over at Daring Cardmakers have given us yet another fantastic challenge this week and it’s called All Checked Out

Well Hello!! Friday has come round again soooo fast! Its my turn (Jane) to dare this week. Okay -are you ready ? For my dare you can choose any theme for the card BUT it must incorporate 'Checks', whether it be gingham paper or ribbon or squares, any thing really as long as it incorporates some kind of shape with 4 equal sides....... so go on- I dare you to think outside the square/step out of the box ..............easy as, eh ?!!

I'm not sure if this will count but the rubber stamp was square and so is the chipboard plaque that I made, so fingers's my card.

I started by stamping directly onto a cream card using one of the free stamps that I got from Craft Stamper magazine some time ago and then chalking over the whole of the card.
I used my Distress inks to colour a sheet of music, tore off two strips and distressed the edges on these and another torn piece of coordinating backing paper before layering them onto the card.
Next I stamped two images using my Music Collage stamp from Penny Black and couloured them with chalks before cutting away areas of one of the images and decoupage them onto the card.
The next job was to make the square tile. This was done by taking a piece of chipboard, inking it with a brown ink pad and then adding three layers of UTEE. I inked up the free stamp again that I used for the background with brown ink and while the last layer of UTEE was still molten I pressed the stamp into it and waited for it to cool a little before removing it, leaving the stamped image debossed into the tile. I finally added the charm and stamped the greeting.


Lythan said...

What a wonderful card Sue. I never manage to get that clarity of detail with utee so I am well impressed!

Paula said...

Very pretty card. The colours are gorgeous, fab image.

Farmersgirl said...

I love that UTEE, I must get some, I've only stamped into ordinary embossing powder but the effect is similar. What a great card and I the sepia look is great.

Rainowgirl said...

er it qualifies for checks or not, I think it is adorable. The colours are beautiful and I love both the enamelled square and the other one.

You seem to have had a great day out crafting and it is good to see the photo and put some faces to names.


Kathy said...

This is beautiful, Sue

I've got that stamp, but have never used it - ok I confess, I've never used most of my little stamp collection - probably because the results of my stamping are rubbish - and seeing lovely work like yours makes me realise they should just stay in the drawer!

Angelnorth said...

Hi Sue! This card is lovely whether it's checkered or not! The UTEEd square has turned out beautifully and the composition (no pun intended) comes together really well.

Glad you all had a good time at Kathy's place.