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...


  1. this card is amazing!

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


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

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

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

  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

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

  8. Great card and love the stamp..

    thanks for joining us on TS


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

    Jan x

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

  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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