Well, it's that time again! The awesome challenge has started again over at The Stamping Chef Challenge Blog and as always the theme is Anything Goes! So, it's a chance to put down the Christmas stuff and grab your creativity!
In that spirit, here's what I came up with and not a Jingle Bell in sight!
I know I say this a lot...but...this may be my favourite make of 2014! I just love how it turned out!
Here's what I used:
Image: Noisette collection by The Stamping Chef. It's a fabulous pack with the digi stamp, backing paper, mixed media cogs and butterflies that for the second sheet of backing I over laid onto the edge of the sheet in My Craft Studio and then printed and cut out. I also printed the butterflies again bigger so I could layer.
Extra's: bakers twine from my stash, pearl brads, glossy accents and Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax!
Oh boy this was so easy but I adore it!
I printed the backing paper from the Noisette set to fit with an edge on a 7x7 inch card base. I stuck that onto black card and then onto the card base card.
I printed the backing again, but this time I reduced the size to 5.5 inch square and then in my craft studio I added the digital cogs and butterflies (that come in the Noisette download!) so that they hung over the edges of the paper. Then I cut it out and put in the centre of the card (raised on foam tape).
The image was coloured with Graph'it Markers (sorry no colours today, I forgot! doh) and then layered onto black card.
Now my favourite bit! I used the new Phil Martin blue Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax on the edges of the black mat for the image and on the main card and wow! It looks gorgeous and the pics don't really show it to the best effect so trust me...just get them if you haven't yet!
I added glossy accents to the balloon, the clock face on her hat and to her eyes for an extra shine.
Finally, I cut the larger butterflies I had printed and layered them onto the card and I added the limited edition banner (also from the Noisette download!) and viola!
Here's the close ups:
I think I'll keep this one for a while, just to smile at! lol
Thank you so much for popping by and don't forget to check out the Stamping Chef Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team is up to!
Happy Crafting :D
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