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Monday, 14 March 2011

make own back ground papers spotlight at ccm

Sorry long post today due to new directions needed to our new spotlight blog which is now
 We felt that we needed to expand a little so that the Spotlight Challenges can grow, we can run tutorials and step by steps so we've also added to the team and we'll all be covering both Crafty Cardmakers for their regular challenges and here the Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenges.
What is a spotlight challenge?

We will challenge you (and ourselves!) to look at various ways of using a technique, product or style so it could be looking at making your own flowers and embellishments or using paint on your designs. They are designed to be a little more of a challenge than the norm around blogger as we feel that is the best way to learn and develop your skills is to actually step out of your comfort zones and try new things
Our challenge for you today has been set by Josephine and she would like to see you MAKE YOUR OWN DESIGNER PAPERS be that the inky way or the digital way, so long as you start with a blank sheet in front of you and make papers of your very own then its a pass! Its so rewarding making your own unique backgrounds and trying something you may have been putting off for a while so come and take the plunge and see what you come up with!

As always the challenge will be open for 2 weeks so plenty of time!

We're sponsored today for this challenge by The Stamping Boutique, some of the team have used images kindly provided by The Stamping Boutique :) They are offering the winner 5 digital stamps from their store and there is something for everyone!

Challenge Blog:
Monthly Challenge:

for my card this week
i have used metal leaf to make my DP
gold silver copper and mixed

made my 6x6 bp using piece of card covered in double sided adhesive sheet
then drew wavy line with scalpel just deep enough to go through the adhesive sheet did this 3 time then removed a piece at a time covered sticky area with chosen metal leaf, rubbed off excess with craft sponge then repeated it on next area until whole card was covered in metal leaf silver gold copper and mixed

card then decorated with die cuts in complimentary colours

this second card is made using a digi image from our sponsor it's called she who paints the forest.this time the BP is made with alcohol inks on 4 pieces of white gloss card i then stamped some tim holtz stamps in black onto the background

i coloured the fairy with my inktense pencils added a bit of glitter and cut her out and put her on 3d foam added a few glass beads like drops of paint

hope you like my efforts
go visit our new spotlight blog and see what the girls in the DT have been up to
gill xx


Josephine said...

Two gorgeous cards, and two very different backing paper techniques. Fabulous work.

Jack said...

Two fab cards. Love both backgrounds especially the metal leaf one. xx

Eiglas said...

Both backgrounds are equally interesting and both so very different!
Lovely work!