Thursday, 12 January 2012

Going Buggy - Challenge #1

Emyfs has a great challenge this month over at Going Buggy.

The challenge is to make a card or project using Red, Gray and White and as I had a Ruby Wedding card to make colour choice was perfect for me. You might had already seen it on my desk yesterday when it was still a work in progress but it’s all finished now.




I started off by stamping the flourishes and some of the flowers directly onto the card stock.

My plan was to attach the die-cut with foam pads to make it stand out a bit from the card but I wanted the stamping on it to match up with the card so I had to think about how I was going to achieve it.

In the end I decided that my best plan of action was to lay a sheet of acetate over the card and positioned the die-cut no top where I eventually wanted it to be. This enabled me to line up the acrylic stamps with the image already stamped on the card…..result!

Next I stamped some extra flowers, painted them with Red Pearl Ex-Press watercolor and then decoupage them over the flowers already on the card, finishing them off with some diamantes and glitter glue.

I then added two little punched butterflies which I made bodies fir using gold wire and red seed beads and finally I finished off the card with a computer printed greeting, Red bow and stick pin.




Ingredients:

Stamps

Artemio – Arabesque 2
Papermania – Hampstead
Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Cherry Blossoms

Inks
Ranger – Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Versa Color – Cardinal
Versa Color – Chateau Gray

Punches & Dies
Personal Impressions – Butterfly
Nestabilities- Scalloped Oval
Nestabilities- Small Classic Oval
Go Kreate – Wavy Frame 1

Sundries
Craft Creations – White Hammer Cardstock
Craft Creations – Dark Gray Vanguard Cardstock
Dovecraft Glitter Glue – Crystal
Anita’s – Tiny Gems
Creative Expressions – Decorative Stick Pins
Red Organza Ribbon
Red Seed Beads
Gold Wire
Computer generated Greeting.

4 comments:

Enfys said...

This is really lovely Sue, the flowers look so delicate. Thanks for taking part in my challenge
hugs
Enfys xx

butlersabroad said...

Wow this is so pretty Sue, very soft and delicate. Love the little butterflies too, lots of work has gone in to this.

Hugs
Brenda

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card, the stamping is brilliant & very elegant :)

MicheleV said...

Wow your card is beautiful!