Thursday, January 31, 2013

COF January challenge

Hi all,
I'm late for the start of the year COF challenge...(I hope this isn't how the year is going to be ....yikes)..Our wonderful Sharon gave us this challenge:

January Challenge!
Hostess: Sharon
2013 is here! What a great time to clear out the old to make way for the new.

* For this challenge, I would like to see you use both old stash and new stash to create your card/project.

* To add a little fun to the challenge, I'd love to see you try a new technique -- something you've never done before. You can check out google, youtube, or even the SCS forums and galleries for inspiration!

* Make sure you tell me what's new and what's old and post a link or give a little description of the technique you used.

What a fun challenge...(I think I may have to use  this part on my house."2013 is here! What a great time to clear out the old to make way for the new.") on to the challenge and my card...

As per the challenge I have used both old and new with a new technique to me...First of all, what is old...the artichoke base paper, the embossing folder, the nesties I used to cut out the immie, the stamp (from Cornish Heritage), the embossing ink and powder and the water color paper the image is on....What is new....the Tim Holtz daubers and the technique...

For this technique, I first stamped and embossed this pretty flower on water color paper. Then I took Tim Holtz distress daubers and colored in different spots on the paper..once I had the image pretty much covered with the different colored inks I took the lightest (in this case the yellow), and went over the whole image with the dauber making sure all the colors blended..I like how this turned out and plan on using it for a sympathy card for my friend who lost her dad last Friday. After making this card I took it one step further by covering the whole image with versamark and then sprinkling iridescent ice embossing powder over the whole image and embossing the image...It had a pretty sparkly effect however I felt the beautiful glittery effect subdued the colors too much for my taste.

Thank your for stopping by and checking out my card, I do appreciate it...Please stop by all the rest of the Crafters in Faith and see what beautiful creations the have made..

Until next time,


Jackie said...

Your card is beautiful Carol! That's an awesome technique & it looks really lovely! You did a great job on the challenge Hun...TFS!!!

April said...

Neat technique! I am scared of the alcohol inks...only the second time I tried

Your card is GORGEOUS - it will bring a smile in a time of sorrow for you friend!

:: BlueInks :: said...

This is a great technique, Carol. What a pretty card it created. I am sure that the sparkle in person is amazing...just like my Glittah Sistah! Super job!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

What a lovely and colorful card, Carol. I love the way the colors all blend together. Thanks for playing along.

MiamiKel said...

Positively beautiful, my friend :) I knew you'd knock this challenge right out of the park! Stunning, as always! I'm diggin' that gorgeous embossing folder (I keep forgetting to use mine!) and the cutout being the center stage for this fun technique. You never cease to amaze me :)

Blessings, dear friend! Love you bunches!

marsha said...

Wow Carol, this is such a gorgeous card! I love the technique and you did a beautiful job with all your sponging. I'm going to have to give this a try!
Hugs and blessings,

Liz Williams said...

It's been great seeing all the techniques that were chosen for this challenge. What a pretty card, Carol. I will have to give that technique a try.

Darlene said...

Wow, I would love to see this IRL. It looks amazing! Such vibrant colors! Thanks for explaining your process so thoroughly, I may give this a whirl sometime. It's so pretty!
Hugs & blessings to you my friend!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous technique. FABULOUS!!!