Friday, 16 April 2010

A REALLY Challenging Challenge!!

Well this really did prove to be a challenge. Over at Crafty Cardmakers they have a challenge called "A Challenging Challenge", the idea of which is to create a card either using something bought, stashed and never used, or something not done because you are scared of it.......... you get the idea?
Well, I had seen Vix's See Through Easel Card and wanted to have a go, but kept putting it off, so I thought now was the time. I cut the frame and the card on my Pazzles Inspiration (Polly), she is such a good friend! I also persuaded Polly to cut the scrolls (they are from a Pazzles disk which I have had for ages and not used!). The image is a digi stamp from Dewdrop Craftz called Butterfly Spiral. I printed her on acetate, using my laser printer, then foiled her using the laminator (another technique that I am just trying out). I have glittered parts on the back of the acetate, and for the dress I used my quickie glue pen and gold leaf flakes. Not sure that she shows up as well as she could on the picture, it is quite hard to photograph something which is, in the main, transparent.
I used some background paper with butterflies on from the Spring book from Crafty Individuals, die cut and glittered a butterfly for the stopper, and added a greeting. I thought it needed just a bit of something else, so added the stick on jewels around the frame.
I am also entering this into Stampalot Challenge April which has the theme of "Fantasy", think this might fit, and would love to win the Fabulous prize of a Cricut machine!
Here are two more pictures.


  1. Wow this is certainly something I have never seen, its very beautiful, love the effect you have achieved, certainly does look challenging. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck.

  2. Hi Sue

    As Pinky said, this really is something different adn something that 'must' be tried.

    Just fabulous and the colours give it a real air of mystery.

    Thank you for joining our Stampalot challenge and good luck.

    B x

  3. Hi Sue this is stunning what a wonderful technique you have used with the acetate and gold leaf it looks gorgeous thank you for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Lorraine x

  4. Wonderful creation! I love the image on the acetate. Unusual and so creative! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  5. This is a beautiful card. I have never seen this technique before and it looks amazing.
    Thank you for joining the Sir Stampalot Challenge this month.
    Clare x

  6. Incredible creation, its fantasic, Thanks for joining the first Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Wowee hunny! I think this is the first CASE of my Steasel :D Looks absolutely gorgeous hunny with the butterfly spiral, beautifully made, well done!

    Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x

    PS You going Port Sunny?