Friday, January 25, 2008

Out with the old and in with the new

Byebye old Skoda
Hello new Skoda
Slightly longer (eek!) what with being an estate. Maybe not gold but definitely champagne! And thus ever so slightly chav...
We are a bit poorer now but the other car was just beginning to fall apart.

On to more exciting stuff. It is Dare day today. This time it is a "use something" type dare as chosen by Jo.My dare this week is 'Foiled!' -I would like you to utilise some plain old aluminium (aluminum for our friends across the pond!) foil from your kitchen :). You can scrunch it, die cut it, emboss it, ink it, coil it, cover chipboard - or anything else that you choose!

I decided to do a combo challenge card, so this also works for the Tilda challenge and Caardvarks blog challenges this week. Its a bit of a cheek and I promise NEVER to do it again!

I got out the same Cuttlebug embossing folder and alcohol inks as Kathy but with very different results (hers is much classier IMO). I used a white card which was distressed with Blue Jeans ink pad. Then some patterned paper which is German in origin and on top embossed and inked foil. The moon was made by cutting a shape out of foil (layered on card), mounted on foam pads. Tilda is coloured with watercolour pencils - my technique is gradually improving I think. Then some cheapo silver stars studded over and added in the corners. The white lettering is Heidi rub ons by Making Memories and the tag is a plastic bread tag alcohol inked and written on with a Sharpie pen. The ribbon is a silvery white.

Also finished a layout this week. I just may have gone over the top with my white pen...
All Junkitz Flowerful papers
cut out and layered.
NB1 It is really straight and 81/2x11 size in real life
NB2 bottom left hand corner, I hadn't tidied away all my scraps properly.
To save your eyes this is what it says
And talking of scraps, here is what I made with some of the left overs

13 comments:

Andrea, said...

Fab card, love the embossed foil and Tilda looks so cute sat on the moon

Stempelchaotin said...

Congrats to your new car.

Wow this is a lovely Tilda Card. Gorgeous.

Glitter Monkey said...

I disagree with you - your embossing is brilliant. I see the Tilda bug is catching up with you too! Gorgeous big flowers as well. Lol x

Hazel said...

I've not been about on blogs much recently - just keeping head above water - but trying to catch up with what peeps have been doing - some gorgeous work as usual - thanks for the encouraging take for Salt. Love the new car.

Judy said...

Lovely card! I bet you are over the moon with your new car! LOL
Judy NZ

Natty said...

Great projects Lythan and I just love what you did with the scraps! Fabby! :o)

Terrie B x said...

great projects:)x

Deb said...

Fabulous card for all the challenges, love the silver embossed moon and sweet Tilda

ink'n'rubba said...

love your silvery embossed moon for Tilda to sit on!

tillymint said...

Lovely cards! I love the foil heart that Tilda is sitting on, so sweet!

Angelnorth said...

Love your foil effects and what a great use of a bread tag, I'd never have guessed - love it!

Jo said...

I am laughing at you using your card for more than one dare:) the embossing looks fab.

jo xx

Kathy said...

Gosh you've been busy - I'm really slow at catching up with the blogs this week and you've got loads for me to look at.

Nice new card. Will you be making a scrapbook for it???? :-)

Love that DCM card - I only just noticed the bread tag - I wonder where mine went to? They look fab when A-Inked up.

Great LOs too