Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crafty Ann's final challenge

I was bummed to see that Crafty Ann is closing her online shop & challenge blog, but I know we all have other lives! But I certainly didn't want to pass up the chance to participate in her last challenge, "The Sound of Music." I downloaded her Freebie Blank Bauble Kit for the occasion.

The branch is from a Tim Holtz Alterations stamp set, and I heat-embossed it in a shiny green. I made the sentiment in InDesign, and the rest of the ornament is from Crafty Ann's clever kit. I sprayed the pieces with glimmer mist, and then painted the silver parts with Creative Medium. I painted Creative Medium onto the back of the bauble so to make easier to form. I adhered it to the digi paper with foam tape.

I made the little holly pieces with cuttings from the wired garland and red adhesive gemstones.

I made the background with a white/red piece of Core'Dinations cardstock from their Whitewash collection. It's embossed with a Fiskars texture plate in my BigShot. It's difficult to see, but I also embossed the red ribbon, which I first adhered red paper.

Crafty Ann's Challenge #84: The Sound of Music
Christmas Card Challenges: Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: Ribbons
Just Us Girls #178: Sketch
Paper Crafting Journey: Bingo (middle column: Gems, Embossing, Ribbon/twine)

Update: I was a random prize winner for Crafty Ann's Final Challenge.

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  1. Oh wow! This is so cleverly done CG! Thank you for joining us for our final challenge at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  2. Oh my! this is such a lovely card.
    A really super design :)
    Thank you for joining us for Crafty Ann's final challenge.

  3. This is awesome! Love all the different techniques you used to achieve this very cool look! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  4. Great choice of Christmas song - beautiful card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 114 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

  5. Fun way to use the sketch! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  6. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in the final Crafty Ann's Challenge. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


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