Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Daring Cardmakers-A Little Extra

Ooooooh those girls at Daring cardmakers are in sooooooo much trouble. The work I was supposed to do tonight went right out the window when I saw the 'Little Extra' dare. Just had to have a go at it as a couple of ideas popped into my head.
The first card is totally inspired by Godelieve
who does the most awesome work stamping in white onto vellum. It's something I have never done because I don't actually like the feel of vellum....kind of a finger nails down a chalk board thing with!!! Anyway, I used the new Flourish set from TandaStamps and stamped and embossed the flourishes using Versamark and white embossing powder onto the black card. I then did the same onto a piece of vellum and cut out the flowers which were then attached with a spot of Glossy Accents and decorated with a tiny crystal.
Using a black Stazon pad I stamped the image once more onto vellum and cut out the flowers attaching them again with Glossy Accents and decorating with a crystal. The dots and writing are done by hand.
The second card..........well I don't know where that came from I really don'!!!
I have this huge pile of nasty pink card which looked lovely in the bright lights of the Paper Mill outlet..........didn't look so nice in the daylight though. So I thought I'd see if I could use a couple of pieces up and the rest they say is history......more like a mystery if you ask me.
It's all dye ink stamping using the spiders web from the new Tandastamps Set of Backgrounds. Grunged over with a black Stazon pad adding more to the edges to give a bit of definition.
The wording is done with my Dymo and set out onto a spare piece of card. I outlined it in black pen and then cut it out as a whole piece.
I feel so naughty because I spent all evening doing this..........but I didn't half enjoy it.

Apologies to anyone who has sent me an e mail. I can't access my mail box. It keeps telling me that I am not connected to the internet......which I most obviously am. I've tried everything I know to get into it and no joy so will have to wait for DD to have a look tomorrow.

Oh blimey it's half past two.........where on earth did the time go? Best go get some shuteye.
Night night


  1. Gorgeous cards Sheila, those vellum flowers are so delicate. And I love the other one!

  2. Both turned out great! Being a vellum fan I have a slight preference for the first one :)
    Thanks for linking ;)

  3. ROFL!!!! I can't type!!!....
    oh dear... You've got me giggling with your Mono card!!!oh you have such a great sense of humour Sheila!
    Love them both, the Godelieve inspired card is Delightful!
    but the second gets my vote, as I reckon it's AWESOME...
    thanx for the laugh!

  4. Lots of chuckles here about Mona moaning - and the vellum card so elegant!

  5. Love the black and white, but the Mona Lisa one rocks!!! (know what you mean about the pink in the Papermill Shop-I've fallen victim to that one too!)

  6. Great cards Sheila - I have long been an admirer of Gedelieve's work and the second card is so funny, your sense of humour is in good form girl!

  7. excellent the mona the humour is spot on!

  8. Both cards are fab but I LOVE the mona lisa one...excellent stuff!!

  9. You rock Sheila - I'm with the others - Mona's right up my attic!!

    Great work as ever...

  10. ROLF - fab Sheila, love all your creations - but that Mona L card is just amazing .... lol


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