Sunday, 12 April 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Handmade!

Nicola set this week's challenge over at Dottie's World and here's what she asked of us - eeeeeek!!!

"Hand Made...I dont want to see any ready made backing papers or embellishments. I want to see hand printed/stamped or coloured backing papers and embelishments, can be anything from a flower to shrink plastic etc...And of course a Charmed download."

Well, panic well and truly set in at this - no backing papers, no way I thought! Anyhow, when I finally calmed down I set to work and came up with this.....
I coloured Madison with Copics then stamped the card with this funky flower stamp all over, colouring certain areas in the same Copic colours. I then went over the whole card with Ranger Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy using foam to blend. The flowers are punched and scrunched with inked edges and pearl beads stuck in the centres with Glossy Accents. The two sentiments are stamps and I doodled here and there with white Inkessentials pen.
There you go, proof that it is possible to create something without designer papers!
HAPPY EASTER and have a wonderful day! xxx

10 comments:

Adele said...

Wonderful Juliet- I love the background you have created. It's been great to see the different ideas on this challenge-and this card is perfect.

love Dingle.xx

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Great card, Juliet ... love the colours - I was sure you'd cheated on the backing paper LOL - it's fantastic ... xx

ENJAY said...

Wow Juliet, I adore this card, sorry if you thought it was hard :(
The colours are amazing, love how they all tone together! A gorgeous card!!.Thankyou.
Nicola.xx

Louly said...

Juliet it's stunning! When I first saw it I was convinced you'd used patterned paper. I love the soft colours, the stamping the pearls, heck I love it all!!

having a {me} day said...

Great card! I love the way you've used the funky flower stamp! It looks like DP!!! katxx

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Juliet,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Tasha said...

Wow beautiful card Juliet love the colours and paper and that image is cool
love tasha xx

Linnie said...

fab card as always juliet i love it take care
linniexxxx

Pascale said...

Another inspirational card Juliet hugs Pascale

Mellie said...

Very pretty card.