Monday, April 11, 2011

Challenging my Achilles!!!

I think I have more than exceeded the Crafting Resolution I set this year with regards to Challenge cards. Having said took me MORE than a couple of attempts to get this one the way I wanted it. Madeline called this one a sketch challenge with a twist, in that you had to use the "Neutral Shadowing" technique. It is almost the same as Emboss Resist, but the shade of ink to "resist" HAD to be a neutral shade.

Now I dry emboss LOTS....LURVE it to bits....but WET embossing is another can of worms all together!! I thought I had achieved what I wished on the 2nd attempt, only to find a large glob of grease or something on the corner of the glossy paper I had used!! 3rd attempt was OK, and what I used for the here is my take on the sketch and technique.....

The colour combo looks even better IRL, please believe me. I also got to use some hodgepodge, compliments of a lucky door prize I received from Kerry Bunting at one of her Cards for the Troops get togethers. I think you can JUST make out the River Rock sponging around the white EP.

This card was DEFINITELY a challenge on many levels, but I did it....and felt good afterwards.

Thanks for dropping by again. I'll be back soon with lots of 1st birthday pictures!!

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) River Rock, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink: (SU)  River Rock, Basic Black, Versamark (White "Zing" EP)
Stamps: (SU) Inspired By Nature, Best Yet
Punches: (SU) Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch
Other Bits: Hodgepodge Buckle

Lynda xx


Patrice said...

OMG this is gorgeous and so worth the time you took to get it right. Love it Lynda.

Cheryl said...

WOW this is classy and elegant!!! Some more cards for me to case!!

Jenny Hayward said...

This is gorgeous Lynda. I love it!! A job well done.

Love Jenny xxx