Saturday, December 1, 2012

Embellish it!

Welcome back to another challenge at Papercraft Junkies.  This fortnight we are "Embellishing it".  This means we want to see your wonderful creations that incorporate hand made embellishments.  So put away all your flowers, rhinestones and buttons and come up with something original.  Remember, there are free images for the winner and a bonus one if you use a Papercraft Junkie image!

My creation was definitely a bit of an undertaking.  I didn't like the first card I made, it just didn't turn out the way I had envisioned it.  I used one half of the Papercraft Junkie image "Snowman Frames" and always wanted it placed centrally.  So, what to do around the edges?  I ended up drawing the flourishes as I don't have any flourish stamps.  I scanned it into the computer and printed it on the red paper.  I didn't really want black, but when you only have a black printer......  I tried using a light box and tracking it, but the card was too thick and I couldn't see through it.

The pearls are also handmade.  I discovered on the internet (sorry can't remember the source) that using puffy fabric paint on acetate, you can lift the image when it dries.  Loving the concept I jumped in the car and went to my local Spotlight store.  I had a bit of a play and figured it would be just easier to blob the paint directly onto the image.  Takes a bit of an effort to keep consistent sized blobs, but the overall affect is quite good.

This is my finished card:

This is the card I made first off.  It uses the other half of the "Snowman Frames" and I made the background using the negative image of some snowflake dies and sponges.  It's a bit bizzy for my liking, but it will serve as another Christmas card.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing what you come up with this time.

I am entering this card into the folowin challenges:

Oozak - Anything goes & red
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Snowman
Digi Galore - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Non-traditional
Emergency Crafters - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge- Christmas
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes


  1. I love the effort and originality of your DT card Fiona, I'm seriously impressed with your flourishes.
    The bright pattern in the second card gives a totally different look to a simillar image. It shows how versatile these cute images are x

  2. Both cards look stunning. Great job. Hugs Nina

  3. fab creation, thanks for playing along with us at Digi Galore with our Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see you again soon x

  4. Smashing cards Fiona, love snowmen so these are right up my street.
    Thanks for playing along with Digi Galore
    Anne x

  5. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges.


  6. Beautiful card, Love all the detail your handmade pearls are Fantastic... Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.... May x x

  7. I love the cute snowman image on your cards! The flourish on the first one is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

    love Mags B x

  8. Both cards are gorgeous, I love the snowmen! Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Hugs Ann xxx