Tuesday 10 February 2009

Wedding window

Last week Rainbow Lady's challenge 45 was 'windows' - I know this is late, but I still wanted to join in this one.

The challenge on Our Creative Corner this week is 'Inspiration challenge' - to use a favourite embellishment - well, I have to admit that I wouldn't exactly normally call alcohol inks embellishments, but I suppose they are, so I think it might fit this challenge.

I started off with a cream linen card and two arch window frames. I carefully cut out the window shape from the front of the card (using the Fiskars craft knife that you hold like a pen - can't remember what it's called, but it's super, because I used to shy away from using a craft knife and now I love using this). Anyway, back to this card. I stuck one of the arched window frames on to the front of the card. I then used alcohol inks - red pepper, denim and butterscotch, with a tiny hint of oregano, to ink a piece of acetate. I cut round this and stuck to the other arched frame and then put the two together, so that you can see through the inked acetate into the inside of the card, but there is a window frame both sides of the front of the card. I added the wedding couple die cut.

It was difficult to get a picture. This was taken with flash:

This one was taken without flash (although it's not such a clear picture I think it shows the inking better):

And this is the inside of the card:

Going for gold!

There are a few challenge sites atm that have 'gold' as their theme, so I decided to incorporate a few into my ATCs for this month's swap on CBC. The subject for that is 'X' to be interpreted in any way, so my ATCs are called 'Blowing you kisses xxxxx'.

I found the picture on the internet and mounted on to gold foiled card. I stamped randomly with versamark using a Rhona Farrer swirl stamp and heat embossed with gold detail.

So this fits very nicely with challenge 28: gold and black on Ooh-la-la and equally with this week's 'Gold!' challenge on Created by hand. Today's challenge on My Time to Craft 48 is 'Going for gold'.

Challenge 46 on Cute Card Thursday is 'metallica' - using metal of some kind, so I hope the gold embossing counts for this, although I might well try some metal sheet embossing later.

Lastly, these ATCs are perfect for the 'kiss, kiss' theme on Wednesday Stamper - and they do qualify because I've used the swirl stamping/embossing for the background card.

One a bit bigger to see the detail:

The gold embossing is much more vibrant irl - the scan doesn't really do it justice.

Arty Girlz challenge 70 was to make an ATC, so I'm linking this. Also Dutch Dare for challenge 34: create a love theme without red or pink.