The challenge this time around is Flourishes and Embossing, and is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, we were given a choice of images to use and I just loved this one, it's from The Hat Silhouette Series and is called Feather Flourish.
The turquoise metallic embossed card and handmade glittered paper have been in my stash for a long time, I bought them at a local craft shop a couple of years ago, and they have been safely stored in one of those piles that everyone of us has called 'too gorgeous to be used' hehe!, but I finally took the plunge and cut into them (it broke my heart but it had to be done, sob, sob! LOL!). I embossed the oval with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Dawny, the flourishes and leaves are a Magnolia DooHickey called swirl and leaf, the black organza roses are from MeiFlower and gems, ribbons, feathers and pearls are from stash. I layered the hat silhouette onto the oval, using foam pads, but when I cut it out I left a white edge which I glittered with glamour dust, the leaves and parts of the hat are also glamour dusted. Not sure if I over-did the bling but I love the way it looks, its all sparkly and twinkly.
I used the same image to decorate the insert, also paper from The Clipart Fairy Sweet Candy paper pack and a flourish that comes from a set called Flourish Brushes by Michelle Coleman I have had them a long time and can't find a link to them any more.
What do you think, too much bling!.... can you ever have too much bling though? LOL!
Also look what is coming to WH Smith's, HobbyCraft and some local craft shops!
Due out on 1st September, (although I have it on good authority that some places already have it in), this is a kit and magazine, all boxed up together, from Practical Publishing.
In it you'll find Polkadoodle papers, stamps, stickers, die-cuts, templates, buttons, ribbons and a whole magazine full of inspiring projects made using the kit, including some by little old moi! (that's my teepee card on the front woohoo!!!)
I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges
Scrappy Frogs - Bling
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Choose at least 3 (Ribbon, Button, a Swirl, Hat Pin, Brad, Charm, Popped up Image) my 3 are Ribbon-swirl-popped up image
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Show and Tell - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz – Glitter It
Scrapbook Sisters - #49 flower, ribbon, gem
Bearly Mine-Bring On The Bling