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Thursday, 7 April 2011

ABC R is for …

Welcome back for another exciting challenge at the ABC Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is

R is for Ribbon

Our Sponsor this week is:


The winner gets to choose 5 digi stamps, and there are some really cute ones on there!

Here is my first public effort with Sheena Douglass’ new Paint Fusion concept.


I created a scalloped square from mountboard with a sizzix BIGZ die, and used the Resist technique to make the background and that lilac coming through is my bedroom paint, so you get a sneaky peek in my bedroom as well, lol. I also edged the scallops with dusty concord DI.

I used the stamps from the Simply Sweet set and then embossed them with silver sparkle embossing powder. I seem to be blessed with being cackhanded as my Mother would have called it. I don’t know if it’s the ME or just advancing years or plain ole fashioned clumsiness but I struggle to hold the brush and do the strokes, especially on the smaller things like the leaves and stems as my hand seems to be shaking enough to throw me off course as it were. Anyhow, I did the leaves and then made the roses with the fabulously easy technique of swirling a couple of colours together with the end of the paintbrush!

ABC R Image

There was already one hole punched in the corner of the scalloped square so I used my CropADile to punch three more so I could thread ribbon through. Four sweet little ribbon roses covered up the ‘joins’.

I put the whole lot on an 8” square scalloped card which I first coloured with dusty concord DI.

The swirls are a Marianne Die which I had to cut forwards and backwards, from some lovely glitter card, so I could reverse the image. It wasn’t until after it was posted on the ABC blog that I spotted a mistake with the way I laid the swirls onto the background card, and now that’s all I can see…….

I’m entering this into:-

A Spoon Full of Sugar – Tons of Texture - two different textures on your card – Mine are the ribbon and the acrylic paint

Ambers Crafts and Stuff – Try a New Technique (Paint Fusion)

Creative Stamp Friends – Swirls

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes optional extra Something New (my Paint Fusion is a new technique)

Stamping Vacation – You Name the Challenge (the Paint Fusion, it was a challenge to make something I was happy to blog as I am not very proficient in the technique)

The Paper Shelter – Anything Goes

There’s Magic in The Air – Let’s Use Flowers

Try It On Tuesday who are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts – Inspiration from Your Home (my bedroom, pics below, and the actual paint used to decorate it is on the card)

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  1. wow lin love this my favourite colour purple all shades of
    love the flowers can't believe you have painted them yourself they are great
    great job love it
    gill x

  2. Oh this is gorgeous! What a beautiful technique - and I love the colours :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  3. Great technique, reminds me of the canal boat type of painting. thanks for playing at TPS this week.

  4. A really great card!! Love the motiv and colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends this week :)

  5. Your painted flowers look amazing! I love the look of this technique and you did a superb job! Wow! Terrific card!

    Thanks for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! This earns you entry in the May
    1st drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to the store of your choice!

  6. Beautiful card,lovely image...thanks for joining us this week at TPS.

    Take care
    San x

  7. Great card and the flowers look amazing. Thanks for joining us at TioT challenge this week. xx

  8. Such a beautiful card and clever technique with the roses. Love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Try it on Tuesday. Just a little reminder to quailfy for our sponsored prize you need to add a link to "One stop card crafts" in your post. Thanks for joining in and have a great day. Angela

  9. Such a fabulous card Lin, love that technique with th roses, and a fab way of using the ribbon.
    Thank you for joining in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week.
    Cathy (GDT) xx

  10. Lovely project. Your roses are beautifully done and the colours are lovely. Thanks for joining the Try it on Tuesday fun

  11. Oooh Lin, your flowers are beautifully painted, what a lovely centrepiece for your card, clever girl. CoB

  12. Wow Lin - this looks fantastic :)

    I saw this technique being demonstrated and Im sure it must be much harder than it looks :) lol.

    Gorgeous card, really beautiful.



  13. What beautiful flowers! I love the LO too!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Cupcakes! Hope to see you back this next week.

    DT member

  14. Gorgoeus card love the way you used the ribbon never thought of it myself, thanks playing along with Paper Cupcakes and TioT this week

  15. What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us this week at TPS ;D Hugz, Cheryl

  16. wonderful card lin
    xoxo BA

  17. What a pretty frame for your flowers and love those soft lilacs. Thanks for joining in at TMITA/PCC this week.

  18. Hi Lin, This card is Beautiful, great technique, love Carole

  19. this is absolutely beautiful Lin. Hugs xo

  20. gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining us at TPS.....


  21. Lovely!

    Thank you for trying out a new technique this week and sharing it with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  22. Oh Lin
    Wow! This is truly stunning!!
    I seen this on the tv and thought it looked amazing! And yours looks like it took hours or even days to create!
    Love it!
    Hugs Mxxx

  23. Oh Lin, I've been trying really hard not to buy this and now you've shown me how fabulous it looks all over again, I can't see a mistake on your card I think it look stunning.

  24. wonderful card and very nice flourish, thank you for your inspirations to the creative stampfriends and good luck!
    best wishes to you, Patty

  25. Wow, those flowers are soooooo pretty, Lin! Love your blingy swirls too!

  26. There is nothing cackhanded about this, Lin. Haven't heard that expression for years!! I love how your framed the flowers, it sets them of beautifully.
    You've made a brilliant job with the painting, you go for it girl. Don't be shy and lets see some more!
    Hugs Lisax

  27. This is so pretty! thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. No the daisies are not decoupaged, but what a brilliant idea! Bit fiddley though! It is actually the pattern of the paper. It is a Marianne paper, and so lovely, very life like! Judy x

  28. Absolutely gorgeous, Lin. Those painted roses are just stunning. Beth. xxx


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