Friday, September 10, 2010

Ho, ho hum

It was my turn to choose the Dare for Daring Cardmakers this week. And I have what I will now call "Darer's Hump". I don't know whether it happens in other Design Teams but we at DCM have all noticed that making a card is really, really tough when you have chosen the dare. Anyway I chose the theme of "Masks" as I thought there were several ways to go. I always planned to use the sort of masks that you use with glimmer mists. I should have remembered that I have trouble using these on cards...
This is a mahoosive (for me) A5 card. I decided to use a Tim Holtz Grungeboard flower as a mask. This is version two as my hand slipped when picking up the first version and the flower swooshed into the still wet mist. Hmmm. I used Pashmina, Olive and Blue glimmer mists. It is sparkly and pretty. But when I had cut the flower out and framed it I realised just how big it was. So then I misted some of the background using a Glimmer Mist mask as the idea I had had wouldn't fit on such a big card. And then I had the bright idea of making my own ruffle ribbon. I folded over some thick sheer ribbon and fixed it with red tape. Then I put two rows of red extra sticky tape onto the Prima patterned paper and ruffled it up.
Which is nice. But very high up. So when that was stuck to the background card I needed to add 4 foam pads under the focal image. I didn't know this to start with so added a photo corner from Basic Grey paper to cover the place where the Prima paper tore. Sigh.

The other DT members have done a fab job using all sorts of masking so do go and see how it should be done.

Here finally are my samples for the latest Funky Hand download All I want for Christmas.
It is quite fitting that I am showcasing them now as I finished my Christmas Day Service last night. Just need to get Boxing Day down and I am just about ready for my MA course!
I took one of the images from the backing paper and in a Word document made it bigger and printed it out. Also used: Purple Onion stamps and Craftwork Cards Card Candy

I coloured one of the digital images three times with Copic Glitter pens. Also used: Paperartsy frame die; Papertrey Ink ricrac die and Purple Onion Stamp.

Anice's patterns always look cool on Kraft. Also used several Nestabilities dies and a Sizzix winter accessories one. Also a Martha Stewart punch and those PO stamps again.

This is my favourite one! I used my Sizzix Playground alphabet and a swirl and circle punch to make the bauble.

This Sunday is the story of the lost coin and the lost sheep. Fabulous! I'm not at the Church with a digital projector this Sunday so can't use this wonderful film that Phil has found. Someone has a lot of patience. The Lost Coin

And tomorrow I am going to see MUSE!!!!!!!!!
I am so nervous about getting home again (I have a thing about missing ferries, planes and trains that is really quite bad!) but I am determined not to let my foibles spoil what will be an amazing evening.
I'll be jumping around like a mad thing to this one ' speshly.


Jo said...

I hope muse was fun! :D

Fab card for the dare and all the others are gorgeous too!

jo xx

Vicky said...

Fab cards, every one. Hope you enjoyed your night out.
Thanks for all your support and encouragement at Funky Hand. I'll be keeping in touch.
Love Vicky xx

Allison said...

these are all so gorgeous Lythan- hope you are feeling better