Monday, December 1, 2008
This week's High Hopes Challenge at their blog , hosted by Diva Amy, is to make a card using metal somewhere on your card. Could be metal brads, wire, charms, foil, anything made of metal. The first one I did is with Gavin the Givin' dragon. I colored him using Copics, and went over parts of him with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to blend the colors a bit more. Lots of sparkle on this one, on his gifts and wings. I used a glitter glue. Metal photo corner, metal charm, and metal around the heart on this card. I would not send it through the post because of the fat paper ribbon I wouldn't want to squish.
For this sample, I used an older stamp, Hopeful moose. I colored it with Copics and used a tiny bit of Prismacolor pencils over top to blend the colors a bit more. Then I covered the whole thing with Versamagic Clear, and used Ultra Thick Embossing powder and heat set. I put on three coats to make it nice and smooth and glossy!
I got the idea for the sketch from SC203 over at Splitcoast Stampers. The cool idea for the checkerboard edges came from Mutnik's super gorgeous card here, also on SCS. I couldn't help but copy that great idea! I drew the checkerboard design using the chiseled tip of a dark blue Copic marker. The metal on this card are the flowers! I found a bunch of cute metal flowers at our local dollar store and bought a bunch in different colors. Fun!
I also got to use my Martha Stewart Crystal sparkles to make a snowy look all over the flowers, on the top and bottom of the frame, on Mudzie's antlers, and all around the edges of the card.
Now if you want to play the HH Challenge Metal Madness, don't forget that there is blog candy to be won by a randomly chosen winner if you link your card at the HH blog!
Also, Diva Ila is giving away a HUGE package of blog candy, with High Hopes AND Magnolia stamps as well as a raft of other crafting supplies! Be sure to check it out!
TFL and God bless you today!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 12/01/2008 08:05:00 PM