Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Maiden Dare

This week the girls over at Daring Cardmakers have decided it’s about time I earned my place on the design team so they have let me loose with my maiden dare. I had to think long and hard on this one but I hope I’ve come up with something you can all play along with.

It’s all in the Game

Tiddlywinks, playing cards, dominos, jig saw pieces…….the list goes on and I’m sure that most of us have a drawer somewhere that has the odd one or two of these lying around in.
Well now’s your chance to use them because I dare you to make a card using some of those pieces.

Oh and no, you don’t need to throw a double six to start to start the game.

My first card was something that I’ve always wanted to have a go at….Domino Art.

The first thing you need to do is create a rough surface so that the ink or paint will stick to the domino. I was impatient and did this by giving it a quick rub with some sandpaper but apparently you can achieve the same results by soaking them in bleach overnight.

Once this was done I gave the four domino’s a couple of coats of Cream Acrylic paint and once dry I stamped over the top using Blake StazOn and an Anita’s flower stamp. Finally the image was painted with Twinkling H2o’s before being giving three coats of UTEE and edged with a Gold metallic marker.
Tres Jolie papers enhanced it with a touch of Cuttlebug Script embossing and brads, ribbon and a glass bead complete the card.

The second was using some chipboard jig-saw pieces, which were inked with Dried Marigold and Antique Linen Distress Ink from Ranger.

I then stamped the Sunflower with Black StazOn and painted with Twinkling H2o’s. I love this Rubber Stampede stamp, not only because of the lovely the image but because it was such a bargain. I snapped it up of £1 at a fund raising event for the Canal Boat Project

The Jig-saw pieces were layered onto a card with papers from My Mind’s Eye, Tres Jolie collection and finished off with a stamped greeting and some eyelets and ribbons from my stash.


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are absolutely awesome. Stunning creations. Love it.

Hazel said...

Great cards, Sue - and great dare (perhaps I'll get round to joining in this one)

Keryn Campbell said...

Great dare Sue. I think I need to dig out the dominoes and puzzle pieces that I know I've got stashed away somewhere.

Judy said...

WOW, Sue, great cards for your maiden dare! Now I now how you created your card for the DCM site!

Debbie said...

Both cards are amazing and it is great to read how you did them too! It is an excellent challenge - which is why I participated - great first challenge Sue !!

Lythan said...

both these cards are just soooooo amazing Sue - you are talented!

Rosanne said...

Wow! Unique use of the dominoes and puzzle pieces,lovely cards!

Jozza said...

I love both your cards. I think my fave is the domios one just cos I love the colours you've used.
:-) xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is beautiful :)

bubblegum said...

Both these cards are beautiful, love the effects and the colouring. ;) :)

Well done on choosing a fantastic first dare. :)

Debbie x

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Great cards Sue, i love what you have dopne with the dominoes.

Andrea x

SmilynStef said...

I love both of these ... I never would have guessed those were dominos if I didn't know it .. beuatiful artistic tiles.

Joani said...

These are sooo beautiful!
Well done on a fab dare.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog :):)