Sunday, 4 October 2009

Best Friends Ready Steady Stamp Challenge

I found out about the Ready Steady Stamp Challenge via Sue Roddis's blog and felt I just had to enter as I bought some more of Tim Holtz's gorgeous masks at Ally Pally last weekend.
For the challenge, you have to use 5 ingredients:
The letter B
Colours pink, white and grey
Brackets
Masks in the background
Corrugated card
This helped take my mind off the unwanted thing brought back last weekend, a nasty cold, and stopped me feeling sorry for myself lol!
 
The background paper on the card is white card on which I arranged the masks from the Floret mini set. I then sponged pink acrylic ink over the masks which covered one side of the card, removed them and repeated this on the other half. When it was dry, I sponged on a little charcoal grey and metallic rose acrylic paint for an antiqued look. I trimmed the right hand edge with scallop scissors.
I painted a rectangle of corrugated card with deep pink acrylic paint and then dry brushed on white, charcoal grey and metallic pink paints.
I stamped the little girls image (CI-084 by Crafty Individuals) on pink marbled card with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink and trimmed close to the image. I cut a piece of white corded card larger than the image and embossed the left hand side with the largest border from the Cuttlebug Frills set. I then trimmed the left edge with scallop scissors. I stuck the image on as shown.
I improvised my bracket using part of the Ornamental Dies 37-1509 for the Cuttlebug and grey card. The saying is part of a stamp by Paperbag Studios PBS-009-E and is stamped in the grey VersaFine ink and just the phrases cut out.
I assembled the card as shown on a grey recycled newsprint square card I made and added a Dymo printed word under the image, one of my treasured Hero Arts fabric printed flowers (don't really want to use these-just want to keep them and look at them lol) and some flat backed grey pearls from Kanban.

11 comments:

  1. Oh I'm glad you played with us. Your card is luuuuurvely
    Hope you play again soon.
    take care
    isa

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  2. So pretty, I love your style
    Chris xo

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  3. oh this is gorgoues hun love that stamp love cheryl xxx

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  4. Beautiful and lovely card!

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  5. wow ! fabulous card !
    kiki :)

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  6. Lovely card! The pink corrugated card looks fab and the sentiment is perfect!

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  7. Gorgeous card Fliss, and one of my fave CI stamps! x

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