Friday, 29 June 2007

Daring Cardmakers-Beads

Here's what's going on over at Daring Cardmakers today.

WOW! We so enjoyed seeing all your cards for this weeks LE as well as your fantastic creations for Rhi's dare. Every week we are blown away by the amazing talent and creativity that we see.
Well this week is my dare (Saffa). Its quite a simple challenge really. All I ask is that you make use of beads on your cards. They can be seed beads, big chunky beads or little sequins, whatever takes your fancy. We can't wait to see your designs....I hope you don't go all beady eyed by the end of the week!!
Well I set to work and got these two cards done in ten minutes.......ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
No I didn't really.........I have the priviledge to be the Guest Designer this week and have been working on these cards for the challenge which is why I haven't got much else done.

The scans are not fantastic but I am slowly coming to grips with the digital camera so hopefully things will improve in the future.

For the blue card I have stamped the Clarity Stamp image onto mountboard and coloured using my trusty Adirondacks and then covered the piece with a fantastic new (to me) product called Glass Beads by Liquitex.......tiny glass beads in an adhesive which dries clear and gives the most fabulous effect over stamped images.
The background is just a piece of printed paper coloured with the same inks and partially overstamped with a paisley stamp by Personal Impressions.
A sheer ribbon threaded through small silver beads has been added to the side.

The image for the black and orange card started off the same way.....stamped onto mountboard and coloured with inks but this time I triple embossed it and added a product called Beadazzles. These are tiny gold beads with little chips of copper glitter.
The large flower stamp is by Elusive Images and has been stamped onto some chipboard and coloured. I then cut it in half and triple embossed each piece.

I don't normally 'do' beads so this one really made me get my thinking cap on and I enjoyed it immensely.
Thank you Saffa for a fabulous dare.


  1. Hiya hun

    many congrats on becoming the guets designer over at the DCM team. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - the font used is "journalling hand" (I think blush I use so many teehee)

    take care xxx

  2. These are fab - "don't do beads" indeed!
    It's great to have you on board, Sheila, we're looking forward to great things.......;-)

  3. What truly inspirational cards Sheila - I am so glad you said yes to being guest designer!

  4. Beautiful cards Sheila, lovely to see you at DCM :)

  5. Hi Sheila, fabtastic to have you as a GD :) LOve both of your cards, they are amazing!

    jo xx

  6. Fabulous, both of them! I haven't heard of Glass Beads by Liquitex so I will check that out - thanks!

  7. Can you stay with us all the time?
    You are such an inspiring person, and your cards are always a pleasure to see. You manage to create such different looks with one stamp! Fantastic!

  8. Lovely cards as usual Missus. I love the orange one :))
    Best behaviour now you are a Guest Designer ;)

  9. Congrats re:DCM, Sheila!! Absolutely gorgeous cards, but then they always are.
    Beads are scrummy, aren't they?

  10. both cards are lovely,love the orange one :)

  11. It's fantastic to have you as part of the team Sheila. Both your cards are fantastic but the black and orange particularly pops off your blog.

  12. Congratulations on becoming a DCM guest designer. Your cards are truly inspirational. Keep up the good work!!

  13. Congrats on being a guest designer! Both these cards are fab!

  14. Lovely cards - I adore the orange one - just my cup of tea!

  15. Well I don't think I can add much to all the fabulous comments you've had. They are truly stunning you certainly know your stuff when it comes to stamping. P.S. I hope the postie turned up today.

  16. I love that second card especially, really gorgeous. :oD

  17. Beautiful!! I will have to try the Liquitex glass beads stuff!! I love the orange card, especially!

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and your nice comments!!

  18. my ! i adore the 2nd card Sheila ! so original ! ^ so different from the first ! congrats on being Guest designer on DCM! most deservedly so !

  19. Congrats on being selected as guest designer! These cards look great in Texas, too! Glad I found your blog. Very inspiring!

  20. Love them both! Isn't it amazing how the same image can look so different, depending on the treatment?

  21. Fabulous cards as ever Sheila - love the rich colours on the second one especially.

    Congrats on the DCM gig - don't let them work you too hard, eh? ;)

  22. Your beaded cards are so gorgeous. I absolutely love the colour schemes.


  23. Sheila, can't tell you how exciting it is to have you as GD :O) we all love your ART soooo much.
    you do 'beads' very well my dear, Gorgeous Cards! just love them :O)

    sorry I'm so late at getting here, life is going too fast for me at the mo..


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