Monday, February 21, 2011

CAS (Clean & Simple) Challenge on Outlawz

I told myself that this year I was going to spend more time working on my cards and scrapbooks....in order to remedy this...  I signed up on 2 challenges at Outlawz Challenges and have pretty much made both cards to date... whoo hooo....... hope I can keep up with the pace.... LOL...
I also needed a few cards for special birthdays coming up... and decided that there was no time like the present to make a start....
The challenge was ....



 a recipe this week.  You must use these 3 items on your card, you may use additional supplies, however, you MUST use these...
1.  Patterned Paper
2.  Twine/Linen Thread
3.  A "Happy" Sentiment

and this is what I came up with.........


Started off with one of my Penny Black stamps... (4080K a cupcake for you) and stamped it with Archival black ink. Used my Hero arts watercolor wheel to color. I have recently found that an angle brush is brilliant for coloring... you can use the sharp point for small areas... and the same brush can also fill in larger areas... I love mine.. and was sooo happy I bought one...
to add texture... I distressed the edges of the patterned paper... and edged it with Stormy Sky distress ink...




Layered my image on Yellow, green and turquoise card stock. 
added some Glossy accents and Hero Arts glitter to the cupcake

Close up on the flowers on the white flower I added green smooch (it just looked a bit too white for me and after all.... I prefer the distressed look) and layered it onto a Hero Arts Hues flower. Added a yellow brad in the centre and layered in on top of some Hessian Twine. (Outlawz CAS challenge 20 Feb 2011 requirement) I also added a small tag with the words happy birthday (this is the cupcake happy birthday stamp from Hampton Art. In this instance I only inked up the words... ) stamped it in turquoise ink and edged the tag with the same ink. added some twine here too.... 




and the final product......


A special card for a special friend

I hope you enjoyed browsing thru today's work....

TFL

hugz
shamela ;p)

1 comment:

  1. Well done you! Two challenges completed already. Way ahead of the game :)
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

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