Friday, May 15, 2009

It's a Sketchy Bellarific Friday!

Wowzers this was a tough Bellarific Challenge! In case you missed it, here's the inspiration piece Em gave us. We were to use Gold and Lotsa Bling! The bling part, no problem....the gold part, ummmmmm...not such a walk in the park for me. I'm a silver, white gold, platinum girl through and through so using gold just doesn't come naturally to me. THIS was a REAL challenge! My BFF Dana told me she gold embossed her image and that got me to thinking. The Faux Cloisonne technique uses gold idea was born. 
I used the Minty Coffee image from Stamping Bella along with the fabulous Happy Holidays sentiment (LOVE that mix of fonts!). No copics for me on this card...I KNOW!!! I can hardly believe it either! Anyway, there's a fabulous Faux Cloisonne tutorial on Splitcoast. Basically, it's paper piecing with glossy magazine pages and gold embossing. It's supposed to look like the Cloisonne type of jewellery. 

So as you can see, I used plenty of gold shimmer paper and gold embossing powder, all of which has it's own level of bling, and I added some Fuschia Bella Bonbons for more bling. Frankly, this isn't one of my favourite cards. I like the layout (which is Splitcoast sketch challenge 228), I like the image and sentiment, and I like the colour choices, not so much. Can you believe I voluntarily used Glorious Green...blech!!! But it matched the glossy magazine paper I used for the leaves. 

All I can say is I'm going to Bloggabella to see what everyone else came up with for this challenge, and I'm looking forward to the next Bellarific challenge.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Shannan Teubner said...

Just fabulicious, sistah! Love it!

Leslie said...

Great card Karen – that was a challenging challenge!

Janet said...

i think its the gold thing that throws everyone off. Your card is great though! :)

Ann Kranitz said...

I love the gold embossing. Gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an interesting choice of colors...very striking..Mary in Hong Kong