Saturday, 2 March 2013

New Challenge Blog and DT call

Hello Everyone! Today I came across a super new blog Sister Act Card Challenge by two sisters-in-law and they have a DT call. Double whammy! 

So I'm entering myself into the race to become part of their DT. You can find the DT call challenge HERE. They require 3 of your best cards to enter. Now that is a tough call, choosing the best 3 according to you and hoping they are the right choices! But I had a think and decided to showcase 3 cards that are very different and show variety. 

CARD #1 - Friend of Mine

I used stamps from Unity Stamp Co. for the image and sentiment. I wanted to feature the stamped image as the focus. I chose a dark green for the base of the card and decided to use yellow and brown as the other colours. I smudged the edges of the yellow cardstock with brown and green ink from Micia Old Hand ink pads to create a vintage look. I coloured in the pot using a white gel pen and added red rhinestones for the flowers. I knotted a bit of brown ribbon to create a multi-layered bow. I added some square sequins around the pot and the border of the yellow cardstock and a couple of yellow tiny punched butterflies.

CARD #2 - Celebrate

This card is a stamped, punched, drawn on "CELEBRATE" card. I used some really cute cupcake, butterfly and sentiment stamps from Unity Stamp Co. 

I used a dull orange cardstock base and drew a freehand harlequin pattern using a brown felt tip pen. I used a brown patterned paper to make the borders after punching them with the Martha Stewart Doily Edge punch and also for layering underneath the 'Life is Good' sentiment from the Year-o-graphy paper stack. 
I stamped the cupcakes stamp on a cream patterned cardstock and coloured it in using Faber Castell colour pencils and also smudged the edges with brown ink. I also added dots with brown felt tip around the edges of the stamped image to create a 'postage stamp' look. I stamped the butterfly stamp using brown ink from Micia Old Hand Dye ink pad and the 'celebrate' sentiment using black ink from the same company.
I added some pearls randomly for embellishment and finished off the card by going over the edges of the layers with a black OHP marker.

 CARD #3 - Friends never run out of tea or talk

This card has no stamps used at all. Punches have been used for the tiny leaves but everything else is hand cut and created. I chose a lilac and green on black theme for this card. I cut out a thin strip border out of polka dot patterned paper from the Glitter Stack from DCWV. The base is a plain black cardstock and the other papers used are handmade papers.
I drew and cut the teacups and the circle behind the cups. I used a red plain cardstock cut and pasted behind the cup to form the inside. I added some flowers from Itsy Bitsy and rhinestones. I finished off the teacups with a few glitter steam swirls.

Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck!! Your comments are valuable!