I was working on this card and almost had it finished when I went to check the LSC. What? No LSC? But wait Ė in its place is a NEW Free for All challenge! I kind of like the sound of that. And my card fits this new F4A1 challenge as well as WT259.
For the WT challenge (use lace, lacy punched borders, etc) I used the double loop border/corner punch set on the middle charcoal gray layer. It looks a little different because I snipped out a few loops. I donít know why, it was just more appealing to me for it to be not so even. For the F4A challenge, the charcoal gray c/s I used is a color I rarely use. Thereís texture in the punched border, the embossed Nestie edges and in those little leaves you see peeking out. Those are part of a piece of embossed matboard. I sponged on Neptune ink then hit all the embossed high places w/ a gray ink pad and added a little more of the pale greenish blue with markers. I made it thinner (matboard is really thick) by peeling off the top few layers and only using this top part.
All images are Our Daily Bread designs. I stamped the nest onto the charcoal c/s then painted it w/ bleach and very fine nylon bristle brush. Then I added a little color back in using Prismacolor pencils and cut it out w/ a Spellbinders Labels 6, using the Out of the Box Nestie Technique. I left the die in place and lightly sponged a little alabaster chalk ink around the edge. Itís attached to an oval nestie. The sentiment was cut w/ a tag Nestie. I used a corner rounder on the two center layers and added my cut out leaves.
Thanks so much for looking! Love the new challenge! For closeups, please visit my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010 GMT Views: 952
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21937
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 @ 12:43 AM
WOW, I love your cutting job!!! I love all the layers and details!!
------------------------------ Thank you all so much for all the cards for SCS member Ladybug91743 Marie-alice. She is done with chemo and surgery. She is done with radiation treatments too, and is now just focused on recovering. She loves the cards!!