Sunday, January 18, 2009

5 challenges in 1 !!!



I made this card to enter the Charisma Cardz and The Craft Stamper challenges, then it evolved to include the Friday sketch, the Cuttlebug and the Secret Crafter Saturday challenges.
For the Charisma Cardz challenge the theme is 'fantasy' so I used my flower fairy as the main image.
The Craft Stamper challenge is to use the cuttlewax technique as seen in the Feb magazine, there's a lovely article in there by Isabelle Norris. Well, I didn't have any wax paper so I made my own by scribbling a white candle all over a piece of paper and voila !! it worked :-) I used my favourite swirls cuttlebug folder, which qualifies it for the cuttlebug challenge, and then ironed it onto another piece of paper which I sprayed with blue and green glimmer mists then, when it was dry,I smeared a little faded denim distess ink onto areas of it. I love the effect this gives and will definately do this again.
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge asks for hearts to be used, well I used a heart shaped chipboard heart shape, which I sponged with the faded denim ink and embossed a 'thank you' text onto it using silver versacolor and clear emboss.
The swirly flower which I attached in the corner is a Tim Holts grungeboard die cut which I coloured blue and sprayed with green glimmer mists, then painted the flower part with twinkling H2O's
Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments, so please leave me one :-)
Lorraine

33 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is really pretty, I love the gliitery effect you have on it. Brrr its freezing here today, just away to make some cards, Hazel xo

Danni said...

Wow! this is just gorgeous!! Love all the shimmer/sparkle! Amazing job!

Sue said...

Oh gorgeous card Lorraine, lovely image luv the sparkle, well done on getting it to fit 4 challenges, sue.x

Cathy said...

Lorraine this is so pretty. I love the iamge and the aparkle - very magical.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Lorraine I love the image and your beautiful colouring thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

Lorraine Robertson said...

Wow I've never know anyone to manage a 5 in 1.... amazing...

Hugs
Lorraine xxx

suzanne said...

Congratulations on combining 5 challenges. That is certainly an achievement. The card is lovely

Hugs
Suzanne x

Sharon said...

That is an amazing background you created Lorraine - well worth all the effort. Beautifully sparkly with a lovely image. Thanks for joining the Charisma Cardz Challenge.
Sharon xx

CraftyCarol said...

Fab card! it's not often you can enter one card for five challenges :) x

coloradoleen said...

This is such a beautiful card!!!

Cazamataz said...

This is a really lovely card I love the techniques you've used Carol
x

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lorraine!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours and details.
You have interpreted my sketch beautifully and I am very happy.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs Mumur

Elaine Stark said...

My how did you manage it, to cover all these challenges in one card, its amazing and such a lovely card too. Elaine

Jenni Hamilton said...

Wow is that a record 5 challenges in 1? It's a lovely card, well done.
Happy to do an ATC swap with you, will let you know when I have some new ones available.
Jenni x

Jane Carroll said...

gorgeous

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

maxine said...

Great card, thanks for visiting my blog.

Paula said...

This is such a stunning card the image is beautiful. Thankyou for taking part in the Charisma Cardz Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Happy Crafter said...

Wow 5 challenges i card what an achievement well done,and a beautiful card too love the image and everything :)
Thanks for dropping in my blog.
Val xxx

Caryn said...

Lol - I love how you have managed to make this card fit the brief for that many challenges. It's just stunning. I love the fairy image - so magical.

Thanks for entering my blog candy and for posting a pic - good luck in the draws!

Caryn xxx

Heather said...

Oh My word Loraine this card is so lovely. You do make a wonderful sampling of cards!!!! Wow I will have to come back often!!

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog and I see you are a new follower too so Yea!!!!

Look forward to seeing much more of your work!!!

Heather

Anesha said...

What a clever lady, making your own wax paper! Great card, love the fairy and the colours.

Ann said...

Wow five entries in one - that is an achievement especially with such a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining the Cuttlebug challenge this week and I do hope you will be able to join us again soon.

Ann xxx

Margie said...

Sooo very pretty! Great job!

Thnx for visiting :)
xoxo~ margie

aardvarkpest said...

Great card. Congratulations on combining so many challenges,

Lorraine Robertson said...

Thank you for entering my blog candy...

Hugs
Lorraine xxx

Bev said...

Gorgeous card , such an adorable image and beautiful colours

hugs Bev x

My Little Space said...

well done Lorraine for managing to fit so many challenges into one card! Looks fab!

Mandy

Donna said...

Beautiful card Lorraine and great use of the Heart for this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at SCSC :) Donna x

Cassie said...

Hi Lorraine! I relly thought I left a comment here for you but don't see it. I love your card - the fairy is beautiful!! and 5 challenges in one!! That is amazing! thanks for joingin us this week on the be inspired challenge.

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous, I love that image! You are such a challenge-multi-tasker!! Great job!
Enjoyed my visit, take care!
Blessings, Maria

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So pretty! Love that little fairy and all the sparkle!!
hugs, Jami

Leanne said...

Beautiful card, i love the image and sparkle! Thank you for entering the Charisma Cardz Challenge!
Leanne :o)
xx

~Christina~ said...

That is really very pretty! Great job!