Monday, 14 December 2015

I Have An Announcement To Make

Hello there to all my friends, followers and passers by.

I'm really pleased and excited to announce that I've been asked to join the Design Team over at the 'Fashionable Stamping Challenge.'  I didn't hesitate to accept their kind offer and I'm really looking forward to the challenges ahead.  Long before I started blogging earlier this year, their challenge has been on my favourite's tab but never in my wildest dreams did I ever image that one day I would be joining them as a Design Team member.  Needless to say, I'm over the moon and it's lovely to finally share my good news with you all.

Here's the card that I've made for this month's challenge which is 'Make Your Own Background.'  Avril chose the theme this month and I'm so looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous entries.

I've used Silk Art Card for this project and I started by heat embossing the main focal image with a clear black embossing powder.  This was to ensure that the image was sharper and that it wouldn't smuge once I started adding the various inks.  I gently dusted Adirondack Lemonade all over the card before masking off the moon with a cut out circle.  I then used the following colours to create my background:
Impress - Tangerine
Impress - Slate Grey
Adirondack - Butterscotch
Adirondack - Raspberry
All the stamps that I've used are by Inkylicious.
I started with the paler colours first and then used a stencil before dusting over it with the Raspberry.
Once I was happy with the blending, I then used a Caligraphy stamp to add the background writing.  As I wanted the writing to blend with the background, I stamped it twice onto copy paper first to give a more faded look. As it now just needed the finishing touches, I used a branch which I heat embossed in gold to add texture and contrast.  I also added the birds which I heat embossed in black.

I mounted the completed image onto purple card to match the Raspberry and then onto gold for a touch of luxury, then finished by mounting on black card.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope that you can join us in this month's challenge over at 'Fashionable Stamping Challenge' where one lucky winner will recive a $20 voucher to spend online with our fabulous sponsors at 'Flonzcraft.'

Take care of yourselves and enjoy the week ahead. x



brenda said...

Well done on joining one of Shirls little gangs Sandra, enjoy, I know you will. And a super card to announce your news.

B x

Shirley said...

Love all your background detail on such a stunning card. Congratulations Sandra and FSC is very lucky to have you as part of the Design Team.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandra, It's lovely to have you join the team at FSC, and this is a beautiful first 'outing'
Love this image and how you've used it to frame the sun in that fabulous background.
Avril xx

Ink Art Designs said...

Woohoo...congratulations! and a big welcome to FSC. I love this debut card. So fresh and the colours are just gorgeous.
Dot x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Congratulations on your New DT spot, what a beautiful card, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Joan said...

Congratulations Sandra! Well deserved as your cards are fabulous, one of my favourite challenges too. Love your card


Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Sandra, your card is very beautiful. Great backround and design.
Greets Carola

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Sandma this is gorgeous, love it.
Gr Karin

cotnob said...

Congratulations Sandma, wonderful news.
Your card is beautiful, such a gorgeous background.

pam said...

Congratulations on your DT potion Sandma, beautiful card you have design, gorgeous image and colours.
Pam x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra,
beautiful card, love the stamp you use!!! Welcome to FSC!!!

Gerrina said...

So good that you are in that DT! I like the challenges and think your cards will inspire a lot! Your start-card is a beauty! Love the colours and the way you combined the stamps! Have a colourfull (maybe sunny?) week!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design, I love the background you created. Congratulations on joining the DT at FSC. Cheers, Shirleyx

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations on your DT, absolutely well deserved. I always admire your work and you always inspire me x loving the background and colours of this stunning card, a real beauty x