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Friday, 2 November 2012

November Card challenge

The November card challenge for the silhouette plus forum for this month is a simple phrase...A Winters Tale....I was going to write an intro to it but with all the things that phrase bought to mind it would have been a very long intro indeed and had a moment of genius?? and thought i would just write the phrase and see what happened...and of course I had to give some inspiration, because everyone gets blocked now and again and one picture can sometimes give you tons of ideas...

The first card I made for inspiration was taken from a painting by Thomas Kinkade and adapted for card making by Joanna Sheen and put in decoupage form onto a cd. My beautiful Mum bought the cd for me when she saw me umm and aaah-ing at it! So a perfect time to use it..

The background paper came from the same cd winter by Joanna Sheen. I used foam pads on the decoupage and dare i say it I actually hand cut the layers!! I used white flowersoft on the roof of the house with my tacky glue. I high lighted the roof with a glitter glue as well. I then used a silver ribbon to which I stuck a chain shaped peel off. I used a swirl that I cut with cammie and glued white ribbon roses to it. A very winter looking card!!

The next card I did for inspiration was a white wolf from a crafters companion cd titled traditional christmas. I keep looking at this picture and always thought it would make a lovely christmas card. So finally I made one and I like it though hubby is not sure...

I used a background paper that I had in my stash, but I dont remember where I got it from. The black border with the glittery stars was on the same cd as the wolf as was the other embelishments. In real life you can see a little colour on the front of the wolf and so I glittered the heart a couple of shades from that to help it pop out more. The photo edges were cut with cammie and covered with silver leaf. I deliberately didnt completely cover them as I wanted some of the red to peep out and add colour to an other mono chrome card.

The third card was another Thomas Kinkade painting adapted by Joanna Sheen and on the cd...

I used the background paper from the CD but alas I stuck it on wrong but with everything covering the card it doesnt really notice!! (I hope!!) Again I hand cut the decoupage and used foam pads to stick it with. I glittered the path infront of the church to accentuate the frost and snow. I added some leaves cut by cammie and some roses made from scalloped circles. I like how this one turned out.

I still had ideas for the inspirations and made this last card which I think can be suitable for children and young female teeens..

This card was made using the forever friends A winters tale collection...all the papers and decoupage came from that collection the only thing I added was the ribbon with bell and the gems. I thought this design lended itself to an easel card quite well and this is what I had in mind when I saw the collection, although I had originally intended to do the card in the red option when it came to making it I decided I liked the blue better for this particular card.

Thank you for looking
Love debby xx

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