Oh what an absolutely AMAZING Technique Challenge this was!! Faux Cloisonne on SCS. It's so elegant and beautiful!! And much easier than it first appears!!! All I did was stamp Morning Soft in Versamark onto a beautiful, glossy floral picture in a magazine. I just love Birds & Blooms!! Then I embossed it in Gold and cut it out. I had to do some piercing, but didn't want to take away from the gorgeous flowers........so I kept the bling to a minimum! Aren't you shocked!!!! LOL I decided black velvet ribbon would look rich......but didn't want a lot of it..........so I made some cuts with my razor knife and tucked it inside the card. I hope those cuts don't look to funky.......I need some kind of punch that would do that better!! I just loved these victorian brads. I built a card around it and actually as the last step I covered it in Crystal Effects. Now that takes a while to dry!! Do try this technique as it's so fun!!! And then let me know so I can see your gorgeous creations!!!
Now.......Cammie posted a challenge a couple days ago to start the countdown to the Gina K. release party on Splitcoast. WHICH IS TONITE!!!!!!!!!!!!! The challenge was to use Lovely Lilac and Certainly Celery. We could add Yoyo Yellow if we wanted.........but I decided to keep it a little more muted. I used Gina K.'s Baskets of Happiness. I colored with SU Markers ('cuz I don't have all the colors of Copics yet!!!). I thought I'd try the microbead look........I like how it kinda makes the images look like stained glass! But, alas!!! I used the red tacky tape and have some lines going thru my image!! No worries!! I'm just saying that it's a wooden "plank" look that I planned!!!! LOL Then a fellow stamper, stampertammy, commented on my card and told me about the Xyron!!! AHA!!! I just **knew** there had to be more toys I needed!!!!
Maybe I should get some sleep...........after all, I have to be wide-eyed and bushy-tailed for the Gina K. party!!!! I hope to see you all there!!!