Saturday, 27 June 2009

Twisted Thursday #16 - one challenge 2 cards!

I've run out of time for Shirley's2Girls Challenge the last couple of weeks and really didn't want to miss it again. This week the challenge is a sketch with the twist of adding something sparkly. I've made a card ready for this week and then made a second one. Why ever would I do two? OK, there is a reason!

This month I took part in an orphan stamp swap at the Stamp Attic group: we each brought a stamp that either we'd bought and not got used, or one we'd bought and used a lot and can't think of any more ideas for it. The stamps went into paper bags, anonymously, and we all took a different stamp home. We have to make three cards with the stamp, adding other stamps or whatever we want and give them back to the owner, complete with cards for inspiration. Of course we can stamp the images for ourselves if we want while we have the stamp.

I came home with a very uninspired stamp of a bunch of violets which actually works ok with S2Gs sketch, so that's one of my orphan stamp cards out of the way:).
The stamp is coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and the background washed with colour from the pencils. It's mounted onto purple pearlescent card and then onto a larger circle. The main DP is the reverse of the strip paper used for the circle. To add the glitter I've put Stickles in the centres of the violets and onto the brads in the corners. Paper is from the Stamp Attic, I have no idea where the stamp came from!

Now onto the fun card, which was made with a Shirleys2Girls stamp called Domino's Amusing. Isn't it brilliant? I love the dog and I love the sentiment!

I've paper pieced Domino onto a blue circle and then onto a beige circle from the DP he's pieced from. The sparkle is in the main DP which has glittery bits all over it, I've also used some blue Stickles on his hat and Glossy Accents on his nose. Although it's not part of the sketch I've added the sentiment, it's too good to leave off :)


  1. What great cards, I love how you paper pieced Domino and I totally agree with how much fun S2G sentiments are. Thanks so much for playing and good luck in the drawing

  2. awwwwwwwwww what great cards! love them!

  3. Both of these are amazing!!! I especially love the pooch! So very cute!

  4. What lovely cards Anne. I think it was very clever the way you used the bunch of violets. Both are clever layouts.

  5. Thanks so much for playing the TT challenge! Love your cards!

  6. This is cute! I need to work on mine...still got a little time. :)

  7. Thanks for joining us this week for Twisted Thursday! Love both your cards!

  8. Well, aren't you just the clever girl?!! Two cards in one week - way to go!! Love them both, but the second one has a special place in my heart because you used an S2G image - BRILLIANT, I tell ya!! Thanks so much for playing!!

  9. Two fabulous cards, Anne! I think the violet (sp?) stamp is very pretty and goes very well with the papers. That sounds very interesting, what you've been participating in.
    And that is one awesome dog! :) Great paper piecing and I love the sentiment.
    Hugs, Vanja


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