Gosh! Challenge #9 at Crafty Ann's already - we're almost in double figures!! These fortnights seem to fly by - or is that a sign of age??? Don't answer that - it's just a rhetorical question........now, where was I? Oh yes - the challenge. This time we want to take you out of your comfort zone and encourage you to celebrate your creativity by trying a technique or product or fold/design that you've been shying away from or haven't done/used as often as you would like. It can be any project for any occasion and you don't have to use Crafty Ann's products to enter.
My card had a somewhat protracted labour - what I had in my head just didn't want to come out and in the end I did change it slightly but it did challenge me and I haven't given up yet on the other thing I had in mind so you may yet see that in the future. Since I started making easel cards, I've had a fancy for trying different shapes and wanted to do an octagonal one. I created a template for my robo for an octagonal card a while ago so used this to create my base and all my layers for it. This is my first octagonal easel card but it won't be my last, now that I've seen it in the flesh I really like it so will definitely do it again. I've just used one bp which is the Autumn crimson from the embossed stars autumn tones collection. I've used a large ball embossing tool to create a design around the edge of the gold mirror card mat that's behind the image - something I haven't done for ages, and never in the way I did it this time. The image is from the Violins sheet from Crafty Ann's and I laid the violin and bow over the sheet music before printing them off and coloured with promarkers and chalk. I've embellished with gold organza ribbon then mounted the matted image using 3D foam tape.
The sentiment on the base of the card has been stamped onto labels that I designed with the DM software and cut using the robo and again have been added to the card on the 3D foam tape. Some glitterations peel offs add a little extra bling.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
- Alphabet - R is for Red
- Incy Wincy - touchy feely
- Kaboodle - fancy folds
- Crafty Creations - Cut it out and pop it up
- ABC - O is for one paper
- C.R.A.F.T. - Ribbons and Sparkle
- CCT - Ribbon-Tastic
- Lots to Do - Use a machine
- Crafty Calender - Love and Friendship (this card is destined for a friend)
Thank you for your visit today but do check out the other DT cards, they are gorgeous and I hope you'll come and play along too.