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Tuesday 30 November 2010

A new challenge at Michelle Perkett Studios!!

Its Tuesday again so that means a brand new challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studios!! This week we have a fabulous theme - 'Make Your Own Background'. I love all things inky so I had loads of fun making this card which features the beautiful 'Guinevere' available from Michelle's Etsy Store

Guinevere is coloured with promarkers and has some red stickles added for a little extra bling. I've distressed the edges and layer her on some red card. I've used a black base card and then added the background I made using cosmic shimmer sprays and glimmer mists.

I love these kind of backgrounds as they are so easy to make and looks so beautiful and shimmery. I sprayed lava red and black gold sprays on some plain white card and then rubbed them together with a plastic bag to blend them .Don't use your fingers or you'll look like you've been killing a pig lol - I know cos i've done it :-)
I dried the background with a heatgun and then stamped a HOTP swirl stamp around the edges and embossed with Firecracker red DP. I added some red/black wired ribbon from my stash and made a couple of twisted ribbon flowers to finish the card off, I wanted to keep the layout pretty simple as I didn't want to cover the background lol.
 I'm really pleased with the flowers, if you want to have a go i've used the same method as Lynne uses to make her famous grungepaper roses here. I've loved making these roses over the last few months  and thought I'd have a play with some ribbon too.

I'm entering Guinevere in the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky: go with the flow
Charisma Cardz: One for the girls
Cute Card thursday: Blast from the Past (I've used the no designer papers challenge from 27/5)
For Fun challenge: Anything Goes
Tanda Teaser: Ladies only
Paper Pretties: Clean and Simple
Craft Your Passion: Monochrome

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you can join our challenge this week, if you don't have any of Michelle's gorgeous images yet you can pick up a freebie over at Michelle's group on SNR, PCP or CDAC

Claire xx


  1. What a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab ‘n’ Funky this week, hope to see you for our birthday blog hop next time.
    Sharon x

  2. Good Monring Claire

    What a really bad blogger I am, I have been searching for your blog and relaised I was not one of yor stalkers. Just put that right !

    So had a trawl round your recent work, stunning stuff.

    B x

  3. So elegant and glamorous.Fab colouring and background too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  4. OH WOW!!! this is just stunning!!! Hugs Juls

  5. beautiful card i love the richness of the colours and embellishments they are perfect for the image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  6. Wow Claire, she is stunning! What a beautiful card!

  7. Claire you did such a wonderful job with this beauty!
    Love the coloring. Thank you for joining us this week at
    Craft Your Passion Challenges
    Hope you join us each week.
    You can also add this beauty at Top Tip Tuesday today.

  8. Great card Claire, I love the background!

    thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser this time and hope to see you again soon!

  9. Wow Claire, your card is stunning! I love how you did the background paper, and that ribbon flower, just gorgeous!
    hugs Marilyn

  10. It's gorgeous Claire - especially your lush background and the beautiful roses.
    Beryl xx

  11. Claire, your card is gorgeous! Love the use of the red with this image! Thanks so much for playing along with our monochrome challenge at Craft Your Passion, this week.

  12. Oh, Claire, your Guinevere card is so amazing! I am crazy about your background and how you made it! You are a true artist!:) I love the red stickles, its yummy!! Beautiful coloring, too! Thank you for your inspiration and incredible creativity this week, Claire!!




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