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Sunday, 17 October 2010

A new challenge from Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen Challenge!!

Hi there, its time for a new challenge at Cowgirls Sunday stampen Challenge and this week our challenge is a sketch plus make your own background!! Thanks to the talented Alison for our fab sketch this week! I've really enjoyed making this card as I love sketch challenges and I love making backgrounds too!!

As usual there are some fab prizes on offer and this week we are sponsored by the lovely Michelle Perkett, who has some amazing digistamps so hop on over to the challenge blog and check out the goodies!
I've used this beautiful image Emilee from CJ at Cowgirl Up Designs and coloured her with promarkers and sakura stardust pens. I've made 2 background for this card, the first is directly behind Emilee and is clear embossing powder with versamark ink on black card (using a swirly stamp from Elusive Images) and then adding tiny dots of red stickles to the design. The main background was made by painting some card with pure gold ecogreen acrylic paint and once it was dry, stamping with a paisley stamp (from Elusive images) in black pigment ink. Once the ink was dry, I rubbed vaseline in patches over the design and then painted all over with black acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, the vaseline rubs off leaving patches of the gold background showing through.

The gold swirls are  cut on my cricut, inked with versamark and embossed with gold EP and dotted with red stickles. I added a red rose from Wild Orchid crafts and a butterfly from my stash and added a few more dots of stickles for the butterflies trail

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says : 3 types of embellies (diecuts, flower and butterfly) 2 dps (mmm do my homemade backgrounds count??) I image
Delightful Challenges: Metal Mania (my faux metal embellies)
Incy Wincy: Faux it up
Daring Cardmakers: Welcome to the Dance

Thanks for calling by today. Have a good Sunday
Claire xx


  1. Lovely card and image hun. Love your layout. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this time and hope to see you again.


  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the faux metal embellishments! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  3. Wonderful image and your backgrounds are fantastic. A great card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  4. very elegant, fabulous skirt, thank you for entering digi doodle shop's best

  5. so so cute. thanks for playing along with us at scrap it with a song.

  6. Awww isn't she just the cutest!!! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week x

  7. So cute. Thanks for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song!

  8. Wow!! I've never tried the technique with the vaseline. That is going in my treasure chest of things to try!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

  9. Very cute. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon Challenge Blog.

  10. Wow! Lots of technique goodness here. Looks great. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  11. Lovely! Great card! Just right for The Daring Cardmakers Dance this week - Thanks for joining in with us

  12. What a lovely dress! I like the red flower too!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  13. Very elegant and glamorous colour scheme.Fabulous backgrounds and great technique with the Vaseline.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x (Your fellow DT member at CSSC too!)

  14. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Digi doodle Shop's Best

  15. FANTASTIC!! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

  16. Very adorable card, lovely work. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin with the Dragon.
    Hugs, Nataliya.

  17. What a gorgeous creation thanks for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  18. Lovely card, your colouring is superb. Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  19. Wow. Beautiful card. Love your coloring. The dress is wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best.


  20. Fab card thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon.
    Jenny x

  21. Fabulous card! Love how you colored that adorable image!

  22. Love the tone-on-tone embossed texture behind your image ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

  23. Great card love the background you made thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs


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