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Sunday, 28 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #10 & Charisma Cardz Challenge #25


This is the first time I've entered either of these challenges: The Challenge at Truly Scrumptious this week is to use Sharon's great sketch and also to use some neglected stash. I was playing with some new stash, the Retro Vases stamp plate from Elusive Images, when I used some very old and very neglected stash - one of some tiny pigment ink pads that I bought before I even knew there were stamp shops :). I'm also entering my card for Charisma Cardz' any theme challenge; the sponsor rubbernecker is allowing up to four entries, so here's #1 :), I wonder how many more I'll get done...

I wanted to make a glossy vase for the flowers and as I don't have lots of colours of pigment ink I went back to the old ink to use to clear emboss. The ink was very poor quality and the glimmer misted background showed through very badly. So I added more embossing powder - twice - until I got a thick, glossy vase that you can just see the background through - like a real vase. I stamped a bit of a shadowe under the vase and added some of the flowers to it. The vase has crackled slightly and it looks much better in real life than in the photo :). I used another Elusive Images stamp for the sentiment.

The DP is Que Sera Sera from K&K. I've gold embossed the sentiment onto it and also two more flowers from the themeplate, which I've cut round and mounted on foam pads. There are a lot of different colours going on on this card, but that's just how the garden is in June :). It's been a busy but fun few days, more creative blogging tomorrow...

12 comments:

  1. this card is amazing!
    hugs

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  2. What a lovely card Anne. I love the colours you've used.

    Lisax

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  3. fabulous card, love the colours...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge xxx

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  4. This is gorgeous, such lovely rich colours. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

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  5. Anne, your card is so pretty! I love it. Hugs friend, Leslie

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  6. Gorgeous card, Anne! I love the vase. Great job with embossing. You can enter 4 times? I should check that challenge blog.
    Good night
    Vanja

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  7. Gorgeous card Anne! I love the rich colours! Lots of Love Rowena

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  8. Great card and love the stamp..

    thanks for joining us on TS

    Dawn

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  9. Great card, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

    Jan x

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  10. Fabulous card. Love the rich colors you have chosen. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

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  11. Oh what a fabulous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

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