Thursday, May 22, 2008

DCM Anniversary/Stamp Something Challenge

P. S. I have also entered this card for the Stamp Something Challenge which is to create a faux effect - faux quilted effect by embossing diagonals and then inking.
The mid-week challenge from Daring Cardmakers is the fourth in the series of their Anniversary challenges and this time it's "8th Anniversary - Bronze, Pottery, Linen and Lace.
I chose linen and this may not be immediately obvious but the cardstock in White Linen and the photo doesn't pick that up very well. I gave the background a quilted effect by scoring lines at regular intervals both ways on the diagonal. Then lightly inked over the squares to pick up the texture with Colorbox Warm Olive. The stamps are from Hero Arts and I've had them for yonks so don't ask the names. Stamped the solid flower in Colorbox Warm Violet - 2nd impression and then stamped the outline flower in the same colour. Added circle dots, faux stitching and some lime green dotty ribbon.
I've had a real fun day today - no work just playing and catching up with all the challenges in between walking the dog and doing a little bit of the dreaded housework. Who was the idiot who invented DUST!! Off now to do a bit of blog hopping and catch up on what all my favourite folk have been doing.


Marge said...

Hi, Kath,
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blog world! ;-) I see we're about the same age & I LOVE your quote under "a little thought" -- that's so me!!!
Love what you did here with the scoring; great touch!

Rosanne said...

Lovely card! The quilted look with the stamped flowers is great!

Judy said...

Lovely card, Kath, you had the same day as I did yesterday, too!

Lorraine Robertson said...

What a lovely card, again. Love the simple flowers & the colour of green just sets the whole thing off.

Love Lorraine xxx

Cass said...

Fabby card.Great techniques with a gorgeous result.Love the colours.

Cass xxx

Enfys said...

Hey Kath, that's a crafty idea using linen paper. Lovely card.

Hannari said...

Hi Kath
Tx for your kind comment! Your card is realy nice... like the colours and the flowers!

Hannari said...

Hi Kath
Tx for the kind comment you left for me on my blog. I had to come and see your card! I like the quilt effect with the flowers.

Dawn said...

Kath the texture is lovely and I love the background too

Jackie said...

Yet another really pretty card, the colour combination is lovely :)

tracie said...

gorgeous card, love the papers and faux stitching :-)x

Beth said...

Beautiful card Kath, I love the spotty ribbon!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card! Love your faux tile effect. Great images and colors too. Thanks for playing along with our challenge. :)