At ABC today we have an Anything Goes challenge, or as we like to call it, Just as you like!
I used a Paper Shelter image for my card called Venice Carnival and it comes with a coloured digi, an outline digi (which is what I used) and a background paper, so excellent value for money, and if you are pushed for time you could make a card quite quickly. Mine took a little longer, lol
I coloured my image with a combination of copics and promarkers, and also went over some of the areas with the sakura sparkle pen to give it some glittery highlights, which aren’t showing in the pic above, but in the pic below you can see them quite well.
There is also a close up not showing the glitter. It’s amazing what different light angles will bring out! I went round the edge of the image with purple embossing powder, to tone in with the rest of the card. The pic below was before I chalked the background of the image with a shimmer chalk.
The mask and corner were cut from the same lilac paper. A friend very kindly cut me some masks from the Spellbinders Venitian accents set, but I couldn’t find one amongst the generous amount she sent me that matched what I wanted to do, and so I went over it with versamark and then embossed with the same powder I did around the edge of the image, and did the same with the Cheery Lynn corner die which I cut myself. Now they matched!
They look almost black here, but they are a lovely rich purple. Midnight Violet Obsidian from the Moon Glow range, which are all two toned, I think.
The background I made myself with the Frantage Jewel Encrusted Kit in Purple, such lush things to throw on the card and melt in…… like a magpie I appreciate all the sparkle it creates. You can see it all sparkling away under the mask and in the picture above this one around the corner!
I distressed around the edge with some Pan Pastel chalk and then embossed around the edge with some more Midnight Violet. You can see the difference with embossing from underneath where it ends up silky smooth looking and from above which has given a rougher appearance.
The word ‘Masquerade’ was created using a stencil and some sakura sparkly pens. The pin and feathers were in my stash.
I am entering this into the following challenges:-
365 Cards - Day 73 Scattered
Alphabet Challenge - C for Coveted…… oooooh I coveted those frantage jewel encrusted kits the moment I saw them and thoroughly enjoyed using them here, but the little bottles are sooo small I was frightened to use too much, just on one card - already been thinking of ways to stretch them out!
Chalk N Stock - March Challenge Anything Goes (chalk on main background - Pan Pastels and around image - Shimmer chalks from Pebbles Inc)
Clearly Inspired Challenge - #70 Die Cuts
Cute Card Thursday - #260 Anything Goes
Emerald Fairie Challenge - #41 Bling
Make My Monday - Heat Embossing
Paper Pretties - PWC249 Make Your Own Background Paper
Papertake Weekly - 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 diecuts, 3 colours, purple, silver grey, and green)
The Outlawz Challenge - 3d Twist (pin and mask)