Friday, 3 July 2009
Ismaki - the last challenge
This week, sadly, is the last challenge at Ismaki. The blog is to close, though the team is working on something totally new for the future - watch this space :). I'd like to thank them for all the fun that I've had entering their challenges and wish them all well for the future.
Kiki created the last sketch and to enter, the card must have at least five of the same type of embellishment. I always find it tricky to overstamp layers of cardstock to make the scrolly decorations on Kiki's sketch, so I decided to use lace for these and to add it to the rest of the card as well. So I have five pieces of lace embellishing my card.
The starting point for my card was a sheet of paper from a Basic Grey pad called Cupcakes, with cakes and ice creams on it, I'm very much in summer mode here :). To go with it I coloured in a very pretty Sugar Nellie image called Summer Ice Cream that I got in a SCS image swap, she's really sweet, don't you think? I used watercolour pencils to colour her and matted her onto pink card. The "Thanks" stamp is from an Elusive Images set and is stamped onto a tag cut out from the pink card with a Big Shot die. The main background paper and the contrast strip are free papers that came with a magazine. I've trimmed the scallop design and then added lace beneath the scallop at the bottom edge of the main paper.