Monday, 15 June 2009

Challenging!

Well, here's my entry for Phill's blog candy Challenge. This one certainly exercised my brain! The criteria seemed simple enough, except that no die cutting tools were to be used, although punches were allowed. So no Cuttlebug! Hmmm. It had to be square, use a Penny Black stamp, ribbons and fibres, matting and layering, and spring colours.

It's taken me until now, less than two hours before the deadline, to come up with something that (hopefully!) fits. The base card is one of the BIG 8" squares from Craftwork Cards. The bird is the Penny Black stamp, the tree and blossom are Elusive Images from Graphicus. The flowers are punched from pearlescent paper and overstamped with the polka dots. They have glitter glue centres. The die cut butterfly is also from Craftwork Cards (ie. not cut by me!) and the quote on the left was printed on to acetate via my computer.



The finished card turned out nothing like I had envisaged it to begin with, and it's unlike anything I've done before, but then I guess that's what a challenge is all about!

8 comments:

Jennie said...

It is amazing how cards turn out... mine was nothing like I had envisaged ( actually, not sure if I had envisaged anything! lol) Thank you for your comment on my sketch
Hugs
Jennie

lisa said...

Oh well done Lynne, this is lovely. I know what you mean about challenges. It's good to feel stretched sometime but I have to admit I looked at this one and thought it was far too complicated for me, but you've certainly cracked it.

Lisax

Sally H said...

This is lovely Lynne.I think you really rose to the challenge. I have some bits on my desk - I was going to enter, but I just didn't manage to put it together in time!

Piddawinkle said...

very nice, Ive never had a go at a challenge with such restrictions, but might be tempted in the future, well done

Lottie said...

Fabulous - Lynne - gorgeous colours

Fabrizio said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours ! Thanks for the lovely compliment on my oriental blog. X Fab

Phree said...

Lovely card which illustrates the proverb perfectly.

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lynne, and I love those little flowers! xx

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