Both of these challenges were exactly that for me - challenges. I need to practice a lot more to achieve the look I would like with the magic masking for the technique challenge - I certainly like what others have done.
As for the TeaPot challenge - I know nothing about ham radios and did not seem to have anything that worked for a card, but I did find this embossed piece - a wishRAK friend sent me several. (I am not sure of the name, but there are robots!). I thought it was mechanical enough to use - and there is a wrench there LOL!!! Our destination is the husband of a fellow teapotter who is in need of some cheer. I used a technique from a previous week to add his initials (tone on tone faux embossing).
It will be fun looking through both of these galleries - not much time for a couple of days, however.
Thanks hostesses for always great challenges.
I used this sketch: http://thepixiecottage.blogspot.com/
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 GMT Views: 1969
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59993
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 3:58 AM
Oh Dorothy! Awesome! Your brought tools and alien ham radio operator instructors! I hear they are the best and what we have been doing clearly is not working! ha! hope these guys are patient in their teaching skills! This card rocks, I think the image is perfect and it will send a wonderful message to Charles, personalized so! You did good, for both challenges! Way to make the perfect card!! Whoot!
Registered: November 17, 2006 Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia Posts: 47709
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 8:19 AM
oh my, Dorothy , an Alien Ham Radio operator instructor - to come teach us teapotters how to properly use the morse code - dit dit dah dah dit ?
Love your masking tape background - hey did you get covered in ink like I did?
Love how you personalized this for Charles....
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38771
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:21 AM
Dorothy, this is great for Charles! I love the embossing and how personal you made it with his initials. Beautiful work, beautiful heart!
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Registered: August 13, 2006 Location: Calgary, AB Posts: 5394
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 4:06 PM
Love the antiqued look of this. It reminds me of cave paintings. Wonderful technique. tfs
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