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!


Suze Bain said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Carol Willis said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

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

Sharon said...

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 :)

Sue said...

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

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

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

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, love all the details.
Yvonne x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Viv great paper piecing and love your pretty papers


Crafty Lark said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Jackie said...

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

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Shelby said...

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.


Unknown said...

Wow an awesome card, super this

Kim x said...

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

An Occasional Genius said...

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

Viv said...

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

My name is Cindy said...

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

Mau xx said...

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.