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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blog Challenge #s 125 & 126....Kind of!

Well, I tried to combine the last two Challenges into one sample....not sure if this really qualifies for either one! You see, last week (Challenge #125) we were to choose a technique and create. After looking over some ideas, I decided to use the Faux Cloisonne technique. BUT my hubby had just recycled all my magazines and those that I had kept aside for this very purpose have disappeared as well. So, I turned to my DSP scrap pile....there seems to be PLENTY of that in my stamp room! I chose this blue print DSP, which has been retired for at least 4 or 5 years. It's such a pretty print, but honestly, the DSP from SU has certainly come a long, long way! This is so much thinner than what I've become accustomed to using. However, for this purpose, it really worked well,
For the Faux Cloisonne look, you simply emboss an open type image onto a magazine page and cut out. The glossy page showing through is what gives it that unique enamel look. Well, on my leaves, the print shows through and gives it a really interesting look, but it doesn't have that shiny look that a magazine page would have given. It's the technique, but different. Does it work? Hmmm.....not sure.....I think it does, but it's not really a true representation of that technique. Using a larger piece of matching DSP in the background helped pull it all together. Oh, and since I photographed this sample against a couple of sheets of Basic Black CS, you really cannot see that the card base of this sample is layered onto Night of Navy, which works well with the DSP....it gives an extra richness to the overall look!
That brings us to the second Challenge, Number 126, which is to create a Fall look. Do shades of blue count? There's leaves and the greeting, but blue? Again, not so sure. But this is what I made to share. If nothing else, it is different! I'm happy with the clean and uncluttered look achieved with this card. So even if I didn't quite meet the Challenges, hopefully you still enjoyed stopping by today!
Stamps: Lovely Leaves (Holiday Mini), Holiday Best (Hostess Level 1)
Inks: Night of Navy, Gold Encore
CS: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brocade Blue
Misc: Gold Emboss Powder, Gold Cord (retired type), Key Punch (retired), DSP (retired)
Please note: ALL materials used to create this card are from SU!, although some items have retired.




9 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Well... for not nailing this, it sure is pretty! I love the color combo you chose. Gorgeous, Barb! TFS!

Lisa said...

Really like the non-traditional fall colors.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a great combination of challenges, Barb! You are so right about the quality of DSP! Very pretty card!

Ida P. Krause said...

I think this turned out great and qualifies just fine for both challenges. The leaves remind me of, "skeleton" leaves and I like the blue color with the gold and browns.

Basement Stamper said...

Any which way this card is gorgeous, love the colors and the leaves are beautiful!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I think that you "nailed" it Barbara! This is such a beautiful card! Love the blue! :D

Lori said...

Fabulous technique for the leaves! Love how they turned out.

kc_froglady said...

I think it works and if this card needs a home I am happy to give it one :)

Selene Kempton said...

This is gorgeous! I love the double challneges.

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