Sunday, 19 October 2008

Diane's blog challenge



Diane from UK Stampers has put a challenge on her blog this week, and since I needed to make a card for my lovely Sister-in-Law's birthday, I decided to use the challenge to inspire me.
Here it is:
So, the challenge is that I'd like to see YOU make a card like the one in the other post. A maximum of two stamps, one colour of ink, one colour of embossing powder (can be the same or a tonal one). No pre-printed background papers!
It sounds so simple until you get going- just one colour of ink?! I usually use half a dozen! And then what do you do with the embossing powder? My solution was to use a Brilliance green ink, which dries on anything (with a little help from the heat gun), and to use the ep to do an intaglio effect. I like to think it looks a bit like fossilised leaves here.

Colour: Brilliance, Aurora embossing powder
Stamps: Paperartsy (panel), Cherry Pie (fern)
Other: Transparency, chipboard (for the intaglio) and white card- one layer was coloured with the ink, the other with the ep.

The closing date for this challenge is 25th October, and the prize is excellent. Thanks for the challenge, Diane!

9 comments:

Morti said...

Hazel - this is a beautiful card. Well done you!!! I love it, and I hope your Sister in Law does too...

Sid said...

What a gorgeous card, would never have thought of doing what you have done so well!

Lorraine said...

this is very clever and gorgeous you clever clogs!!

AnnM said...

That's lovely Hazel - I keep meaning to try an acetate card having seen what Jo does with them!

Zuzu's Blog said...

its perfect I love the stamped acetate .. and i love the central pannel.. both elements are super and then put together create a piece worth having!

Jenny, said...

Great card Hazel, love the colours you've used to.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I really really love this. WOW WOW WOW. The textures you've created on the centrepiece is so inspiring.

Cazzy said...

Sorry I missed this challenge, but then again I am not that good at doing them as I spend a lot of time not feeling too well. I will look out for the next one though.

That card is so gorgeous.