Monday 4 July 2011

Creative Expressions Calling Card Challenge

Creative Expressions have a design team call out at the moment - which I thought would be fun to enter!
The rules were to make anything you like as long as the project included some stamping and an ATC.
Here is my entry -
This card is simpler to make than it looks although it took quite a bit of time.

I decided to turn my ATC into a Geisha Scene and then frame it. To do this, I stamped the Geisha and parasol in Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black). I then stamped them both onto Eclipse masking tape and cut them out to create masks. I also punched out a small sun from the masking tape. Once the masks were placed over the Geisha and Parasol, by tearing a sheet of copier paper, I created a "mountain" mask. Placing the mask over the picture, I brayered over with  Black Soot Distress Ink to create the first mountain, and repeated lightly to create another mountain in the background. I left a bit of white at the top to give the impression of snow on the mountain. I repeated this with the Tattered Rose Distress Ink to create the pale pink of the sky. The Geisha and parasol were coloured in with Promarkers and Copics - Almond, Pale Pink, Pea Green and Egg Shell.

Once the ATC was created, I stamped and embossed in black the frame, cut it out and highlighted the inside of the frame with Cosmic Skin drawing ink.

To make the background, I embossed white card with a cherry blossom embossing folder and matted it onto pink card which had all four sides punched with an edger punch. I then spent an hour threading black and pale pink ribbon through the holes - time consuming but very therapeutic :-)

This was matted onto black card which was corner punched with a butterfly punch. More matting and layering onto white and black card.

To create the embellishment, I die cut a ribbon buckle using Spellbinder Fancy Tags Three with a small circle cut out the middle. Using ruffled edged ribbon, I threaded it through the "buckle" and tied a big bow. This was mounted onto the card, embellishing with two beaded hat pins.

I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge - why don't you give it a go? Details on how to enter are here.
Good luck! xxx Pin It Now!

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