Monday, November 8, 2010

Two cards, Two challenges

Hello Everyone,

I made this card for Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking challenge over at Two Peas and also for the Hero Arts Flickr group challenge, November2010A . The project that inspired this card is from week 5, project 2 from the Holiday Thinking Inking class. I didn't have any sticky back canvas, so I used canvas that was on a small (4”x5”) frame. I took the canvas off the frame and stamped my image with clear embossing ink and embossed in white embossing powder and then applied the alcohol ink. When my canvas was dry, I frayed the ends and I lightly sanded the image with a sanding block. I tried stamping and embossing on muslin, but I wasn't getting the results that I wanted. The embossing would not stick to the fabric very well and kept flaking off. The stamps are Hero Arts: Christmas Penguin F5266, Raindrop Background S5101, Starry Sky S5448, and Holiday Cheer Messages LL217.

I made this card for the Hero Arts Flickr group 90 minute challenge that was hosted by Barb. I only had 90 minutes to make the card and upload it to the Flickr group thread. Because of only having 90 minutes to make a card, it didn’t give me much time to think about what I wanted to do. It usually takes me a long time just to make one card because I have a difficult time deciding on color, style, and stamps to use. My husband tells me that I always over think what I want to do. I guess he is correct. Sometimes when I am making a card I might change my mind when I am half way through with my design. So, basically you could say that I start all over. No wonder it takes me so long. But, this was a learning experience for me. Making a card in 90 minutes proved that I can complete a card in that small amount of time and it will look nice. So, I am going to try an experiment the next time I make a card—I am going to set a 90 minute time limit to complete my next card. I will try not to ponder too much. I did enjoy this challenge and I would do this again. I am so glad that I joined in the fun. Thanks Barb for hosting the challenge.

The stamps that I used are Hero Arts and they are: Magical Background CG211 and Joy to All CL460.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day and God bless.

1 comment:

Barb said...

Love the way your canvas turned out, Sue! Great job! :)