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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #171 - Favourite Embellishment

Good Morning,

I hope this Wednesday morning finds you all well with lovely creations just waiting to be made.  Thank you to everyone who joined in for our beady challenge last week.  You really showed how beads can be a great addition to any crafty stash.  The winner and Top 3 have been posted on the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog, so why not head on over for a peek! 

So I'm sure you are all waiting to find out our current challenge and boy do we have a great one for you this week.  The amazing Pat K is our host and the theme is...

Favourite Embellishment

So simple - just add your favourite embellishment to your project and tell us about it!  I'm sure this is going to be a popular challenge!

We have a fantastic new sponsor - Dilly Beans.  Their images are really quirky but so useable.  The DT were so lucky to be able to work with some brilliant images and you can see all our work on the Fab'nFunky Challenges blog.

Now without further ado, here is my card...


I started with a 6" square scalloped card blank and made a background using a piece of silver mirriboard.  I embossed using one of the new Cuttlebug embossing folders and then used my Adirondack and Pinflair alcohol inks to add the colours of the rainbow.  As soon as I saw this image on the Dilly Beans site, I immediately thought rainbow colours! 


My image is called Daisy Framed Girl and is available here.  I coloured her with ProMarkers in Ruby, Lipstick Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Canary, Yellow, Forest Green, Grass, True Blue, Cobolt Blue, Plum Preserve and Amethyst.  Once I had finished colouring the flowers, I didn't want to spoil the rest so I've left her black and white.  I really need to get more confidence with my colouring techniques.  I do have another idea in mind for this image so watch this space!

I used a corner rounder to chomp the corners of my background and black layer.  I added my favourite embellishment - gems - to the centre of each of the flowers.  But of course my card wouldn't be complete without a butterfly so added one to the inside...


I used the same technique as the background to make my butterfly but used bigger drops of the alcohol inks.  I cut out using Spellbinders Wonderful Wings and layered with black card again.  My frame was doodled with a Micron pen.  Totally out of my comfort zone but I think that's a good thing, now and again!

I hope you can join us with your favourite embellishments.  Don't forget to tell us why you love them so much.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

10 comments:

Vicky said...

WOW gorgeous shiny and blingy card, love your choice of embellies

hugs Vicky xxx

Shirley said...

Great card Rachel. Love how you only coloured the flowers and not the image, it gives a great effect. Love the embossing too!

Ciska said...

Lovely bright card, Rachel! I first thought your fave embellishment must be flowers, but then I spotted the gem hearts :)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, love the colours.
Wendy xx

Pat said...

Super card Rachel, love the embossing and the lovely bright flower colours.

Pat xx

coops said...

so stunning Rachel.fantastic striking design and colours and I love the image :D

xx coops xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Rachel. Love the textured mirror board with the rainbow of alcohol inks. The inside doodling might be my favourite...LOVE the look with the beautiful butterfly. hugs, xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Rachel, thanks for your little note re my win, I have claimed thanks again. This is gorgeous card and mine will be in the making today. Have joined your blog too as a new member just to keep in touch with your marvelous creations...cheers, love aNNie xx
http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Love how the uncoloured image stands out from the rest of the design.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Ok, that butterfly and card background are totally awesome! Wow!