Monday, July 27, 2009

Shar Pei challenges

I created this next card to meet six different challenges: the sketch is from Our Creative Corner; the Created by Hand challenge is Asian; the Saturday Surprise challenge is pets; the Thursday Craft Challenge is to use tags; the gals over at Crazy Amigo have a "free" theme this week, , and over at Secret Crafters, we're instructed to use two designer papers, three buttons, and one ribbon. We share our home with a lovable Chinese Shar Pei named Li-Na, so I used this Shar Pei image as the focal point of my tag. It's actually a Canadian postage stamp. I scanned it, enlarged it, and cut it with the Spellbinders petite ovals die, which I then layered with gold mirror cardstock and black Bazzill. The two designer papers I used are from Creative Imaginations and Kodomo. The sentiment stamp is from Suzanne's beautiful hand calligraphy over at Quietfire Design, stamped with Versafine Brown ink and clear embossed. The Asian characters stamp is from All Night Media. I outlined several layers with gold and silver Krylon pens.



This next card is one I did for the Created by Hand challenge last week, but never got around to posting. The theme was stars and moon. I coloured the Inkadinkado owl stamp with chalks, then stamped the Quietfire Design sentiment with Versafine Black ink and clear embossed it. I cut the shapes with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4 dies, then I hand embroidered a star with metallic silver thread.



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14 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun that's alot of challenges, thanks for playing!!!

Jane Carroll said...

fabulous

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Donna said...

Fantastic card, love the colour combo and image, you have used the recipe brilliantly! Thanks for playing along with us at SCSC :) Donna x

Yogi said...

Both are really beautiful

Jennifer said...

Oh how neat!! Of course seeing the Shar Pei image first caught my eye. Love the layout too.

Yvonne said...

Sooooo creative!

Vee said...

Lovely cards and fabulous images. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

hastingshall2 said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Shar Pei.
Faye

cheryln said...

truly beautiful!

Sally said...

Stunning cards. Love, love, love the colors on the first one. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

LiveArt said...

Beautiful cards, the asian is my favorite!! The colours are beautiful!!!

Linda

JanJ said...

Great cards, I love the first one especially, the colours are stunning. Thanks for joining in at Charisma this week

Jan x

Allison said...

these are fab
Thanks for playing this week at Charisma
Allisonx

Jill said...

fantastic card, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx