Sunday, 10 June 2012

My first craft challenge

Although I've been a crafter for many years, and entered postal challenges, this is the first time I have entered a craft blog challenge so please be gentle with me!

The stamp I have used today is a very old one - so old that the writing has worn off,  so I can't give the manufacturer or reference number, but I bought it from America about 12 years ago, along with a dragonfly and a leaf background in the same range. The designs are very big - about 13 cm by 10 cm  -which means they are not very versatile as they always dominate anything else used with them, but despite that I love them and come back to them over and over again. As many of you will know, I am a comper and find them very useful for making hand made postcards for sending in postal competition entries!

I brayered glossy card with a Kaleidacolour pad in Birthstone, then stamped the image in black and embossed with clear powder. I added highlights to the wings with holographic glitter glue.

The finished image is matted on silver metallic card with a die cut swirl from the same card, and mounted onto a lilac pearlescent card and finished with gems.

And because the stamp is postively ancient (goodness, it's almost a fifth as old as I am!) I'm also entering it into the  Oldie But A Goodie Anything Goes challenge

I hope I've done everything right - please can somebody tell me if I haven't!


Janice said...

Well this is a lovely entry into blog challenges! What a great card, love the colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, & please call back tomorrow when we announce the winner & the new challenge. Jx

Jules said...

Hi Jane

Thank you for the lovely welcome back to blogland after my break.

What a gorgeous card you have posted. Love that butterfly and your beautiful colour choices.

I'm not surprised the writing has worn off the stamp .. .. if it was mine I would be using it all the time!! LOL!!

Hope you have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

Such a lovely Card and colours hope to see you joining us in lots more challenges over at Emergency Crafters Faye x