Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Charisma Cardz Challenge #35/ Secret Crafter Challenge #48
I have decided to enter this card into two challenges.
Charisma Cardz - Swirls, Curls & extra (the extra being a heart)
Secret Crafter - Hearts & Flowers.
This was a real design teaser because I had to think hard about where I would get swirls and curls and how I could tie in the hearts. In the end I decided to use my Cricut Expressions and chose designs from the Storybook Plantin cartridge. The intricate border was made up from two basic characters from the cartridge, one for the corners and another for the straight border that looks like interlinked hearts. I used my computer and Design Studio software to copy, flip and merge the shapes to create the whole border in one piece. The border was glued on and I sprinkled it with glitter to cover the surplus glue. The intricate heart shaped swirl in Tilda's hands was cut from the same cartridge.
The stamp, Magnolia's "2333G - Tilda with Hearts" slightly modified, was coloured using my Copic Ciaos. The lilies are from my stash and the sentiment is homemade on my computer.
I really enjoyed this challenge and hopefully you'll share my liking for the result. If so, please leave a comment - I love reading them.