Monday, 13 May 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 91 - 3 different techniques

 I have scheduld this post and am keeping fingers crossed that it appears when it should as I am still on holiday! 
Our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers has been set by Sharon  and is the theme 'Pick Three Different Techniques'. Our fab sponsors this week  are MILK COFFEE DIGITAL STAMPS   and   Sir STAMPALOT.
 

Take your pick of 3 from the following list and be sure to state which 3 you've used to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot:

1. Embossing (wet or dry)
2. Distressing  
3. Masking
4. Making your own flowers  
5. Paper piecing/patchwork
6. Shrink Plastic 

I chose this lovely image from our sponsors Milk Coffee Digital Stamps called 'Michelle in Hot Air Balloon'. Isn't she pretty?

Having chosen what image I was going to use I thought about my 3 different things... and promptly ended up using four from Sharon's list!!

I paper pieced the balloon using different scraps of pink papers - (My first technique done!)- and cut it out with an oval fancy frame die.
I coloured the rest of the image with promarkers.

The background is Core-dinations cardstock, embossed with 'Oriental Blossoms' folder (second technique) and then sanded it. I also distressed the edges (third technique).

So with all my techniques done I decided to finish off the card by using a trellis die cut along the bottom and some twine - and as Michelle was scattering flowers from her balloon, I stamped two flowers onto some shrink plastic, coloured them and blasted with the heat gun to shrink them , popped them onto the trellis with a couple of die cut leaves and a pearl in the centre. So 4 techniques for the price of 3!!!
A sentiment printed out onto a tag, layered onto pink card, some twine and a couple more pearls finished it all off.

Hope you can join us this challenge!

21 comments:

  1. A gorgeous card Viv, I love the paper piecing and those fancy dies! (Pan Pastels have a pink challenge this wk) xx

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  2. This is gorgeous Viv, I like the sweet image the embossing and the sentiment.
    Kevin xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Viv. Love the image and pretty pink.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  4. This is gorgeous Vic! Love the embossed background. Hope you are having a fab time! Susan x

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  5. Beautiful girlie pink card Viv! Thanks for playing along with my challenge. I had a little trouble keeping to my 3 techniques once I started lol :)

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  6. So gorgeous. I love the sweet image, delicate colours and beautiful sentiment
    Sue xx

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  7. This is beautiful Viv
    hope your holiday is going well
    jacqui xx

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  8. Beautiful card Viv, love all the details.
    Yvonne x

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  9. Fabulous card Viv great paper piecing and love your pretty papers

    Anne

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  10. Goodness blogger is being a bit strange tonight, comment box disappeared, this card is gorgeous, love the colours and everything and I also think shrink plastic is great fun. xx Flora

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  11. Very sweet card, Viv, and beautiful design elements! Love seeing encouragement done in this fashion - soft colors, sweet image, beautiful arrangement - wow! hugs, de

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  12. A beautiful card, so pretty. I hope you are enjoying your holiday :o)
    Jackie xx

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  14. so stunning viv.really pretty design and colours and I love the sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

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  15. Hope you're having a great holiday! What a lovely card with all of the pinks! Love the embossing folder you've used and the sentiment is perfect.

    Shelby

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  16. Wow an awesome card, super everything.love this one...xxx

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  17. Love it Viv. Hope you have a great holiday.
    hugs Kimx

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  18. Hope you're having a lovely holiday Viv, your card is adorable! I am so impressed at all those techniques you've got on to one card!! xx

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  19. Fabulous pink card Viv, love everything about it :) Viv xx

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  20. Soooo pretty! Lovely project Viv hope you had a good break. Cindy

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  21. This is so pretty Viv, Love the soft pink and the image is gorgeous.
    Hugs Mau xx
    hope you had a fab holiday, my daughter and all the family are going to Cyprus beginning of July.

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