Sunday, 16 November 2014

Needing a Jump Start

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Monika who has joined my little following.  Hugz all round.  

I'm still feeling all stuffy from this cold and although I really want to craft I am finding it difficult to concentrate.  It was sunny for a few hours today so I did get out and do some tidying around the garden.  The temperature remains unseasonably warm so must take the chance while we can.  Then I decided to try and catch up on my Altered Playing Cards, since I am now three weeks behind!!  So here's my week 8 offering.  You can see Claudine's originals HERE


For my first card I coloured my background with distress inks.  The heart is a sizzix die cut cut from red metal and black leather.  Then I decided to use a valentine words embossing folder and highlight with Barn Door Distress ink.  

For my second card I again used distress inks and then doodled a border


The same heart die, which I wrote love and added a little black heart as Claudine had done.  Then I decided it needed something lower down so got out one of my cuttlebug measure by measure embossing folders.  I embossed at an angle, realised I had de-bossed!!, then embossed again lower down.  Then highlighted again with Bard Door DI.  Quite like the effect.  I am also going to join this card over at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 238 - Offset Embossing Folder


Thanks for your visit.  Off to drink lemsip and get an early-ish night.  Hugz

8 comments:

  1. I am glad you decided to play with us at SFF MFP so we can see this unique work of art.....Lis

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  2. I like how both of these came out! Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments on all my posts--I am officially a week behind with APC now. Just haven't been "quirky" inspired!

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  3. The embossing looks gorgeous on the cards. What a small canvas to work on! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.xx

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  4. Very pretty and unique - haven't seen this before. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends this week.

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  5. Your cards are so pretty. Love the hearts. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

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  6. Very artsy and creative looking. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  7. I love the effect you achieved with these materials. Bold and so striking! kReN

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  8. All I can say is WOW! You are rocking this challenge, my friend!

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