Friday, October 16, 2009

SophistiCat and Charisma Cardz Challenges:-)

I made this card following Jan J's fabulouis sketch on the SophistiCats Challenge
I missed it last week so I underlined it on my little book in red so I wouldn't forget again :-) The Charisma Cardz Challenge is asking for distressing ,,,, well I have rarely used ths much distressing ink EVER !! :-) Both Challenges have fabulous prizes for one lucky entrant ,, !! :-)

I love the simplicity of the sketch and as there was such alot of paper showing I decided to have a play with all my new Tim Holtz stuff ;-) I stamped distress inks in loads of colours onto a craft mat and sprayed it with water then swirled the paper in it ,, dried with heat tool and repeated ,,, Tim has a fab tutorial on his blog that shows you how to do it :-) You can watch it here I then sprinkled gold perfect pearls all over it,, sprayed with water and dried again,,, by this time the paper needed a good iron ,,,, then I used masks and distress inks and made a sort of design ,,,which you can just about see,, it is more noticable IRL ,, honest,, I then stamped the clock and sprayed with water for it to smudge ,,, then put it all together ,,, as you can see I've had a good ol' play :-) I added some Tim Holtz bits n bobs,, the edge was made using the wrong bit of a fence border,, the bit you and ususlly put in the bin !! :-) The ticket was printed from Donna's Bearly Mine CD,, which I inked too and stamped the Happy Birthday with a
Simon Says Clear Stamps SIMPLY THE BEST SENTIMENTS Lot Exclusive Set All the Tim Holtz goodies I used are from Simon Says Stamp :-)

I know my card doesn't have the 3 circular elements exactly ,,, and they re nt all in a neat row ,,, but am hoping it's near enough to qualify :-) x x

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