Thursday, 30 August 2012

Creative Expressions DT Call

So everyone should know by now that Creative Expressions are looking for DT members for 2012/2013. If you didn't, but fancy the chance to get a free set of stamps every month to play with, check it out "here". But you will have to be quick!

The brief includes making a paper project with texture so I am sharing my textured piece here.

I rolled a piece of black fimo out and stamped my seahorse into it. I did cut one out in a rectangle shape but then decided I like the more natural shape best, I thought it looked a bit like a fossil in a rock.
I dusted the fimo with cosmic shimmer mica powders in blues, greens and golds before baking it in the oven for the allotted time.

Once cool I painted the seahorse with a little black acrylic paint and then rubbed it off so as to accentuate the texture a bit more.  Then I built up my card. I used broken china distress ink and the dotty stamp from the butterfly girl stamps that we had the month before last around the edge. The tag was made from the cardboard wrapper from some books ordered from Amazon and a strip of vellum.

Once the card was assembled I added stickles, glossy accents,gold accent beads and copper curls. The copper curls are supposed to be like seaweed. This stage took two days to dry properly, but I think it was worth it.

As well as entering for the CE DT,
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
"Crafty Creations - a summer scene", hopefully the seaside theme comes under summery things....
"Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes"
"City Crafter Challenge - Bake Sale", not quite cakes but I have baked my fimo?....does this count?
"Crafty sentiments - Lets sparkle"
"Everybody art challenge - anything goes"
"Card Mania - on the beach or in the sea"
"Crafty Card makers - Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"
"Make it Monday - Anything goes"
"Paperplay time - polkadots plus a sentiment"

20 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hop on over to DOING LIFE to stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

kenli said...

Oh, Sue! This is so interesting and different card! I like the way you print this incredibly beautiful sea horse.Thanks for participating in our second challenge CARD MANIA CHALLENDGES.

Dilyana said...

Such a creative card ;-) I like it a lot. Thank you for playing in the Card Mania Challenges :-)

Toni said...

It's great! So different and beautiful!

Charlene said...

A wonderful card!! I love all the creativity you have into this :-) Thank You for sharig your adorable creation with us this week at CCCB :-)

Ani said...

Wow! A real piece of Art! Thanks you for joining our challenge over at Card Mania this fortnight! Ani

Miss Emerald said...

Incredible project!So many wonderful details!
Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Good luck and hope you'll join us again!

Chrissy said...

This is fantastic Sue, gorgeous details, love your seahorse, brilliant card.


Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
Luv CHRISSYxx

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Chrissy said...

This is fantastic Sue, gorgeous details, love your seahorse, brilliant card.


Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
Luv CHRISSYxx

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Heather said...

Gorgeous. So many beautiful details. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime this week.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! I love all the textures.



I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

--Cheryl--

Je@net said...

Wow, what a creative project. It's gorgeous, love it!

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

Caz xx CSD DT

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

simply wonderful love your card and embellishments.. thank for taking part in the card mania challenge good luck!

Josephine said...

Beautiful. I love your sea horse.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow wonderful work Sue. So much detail! Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week. Regards Meighan

Linda R said...

Looks wonderful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Marcea said...

Beautiful creation. Thankyou for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Make sure you check our brand new challenge later today for a very special post.
-x-

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! this is stunning.
Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge

Sue