Monday, February 25, 2013

Bring On The Bling - Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Hi, Crafty Peeps!

If it's Monday, then I must be posting my Outlawz Greetings Challenge project!    Brenda Turner is hosting the challenge and has challenged us to Bling Up our entries.  This was such a fun challenge  for me since I don't use a lot of BLING in my designs.  I still edited myself because I do believe it is so easy to overdo BLING. I  was learning a a new card technique: Shadow Box Easel Cards!  It takes patience, but is well worth the time and singed fingers.  Even DH was impressed.

I was inspired by a design project from LeAnne of Luvlee Scrappin!
There are a few problems with this one, but for a first time project, I'm feeling really okay with it! My image should be a bit more recessed, but I thought it was too dark and would not photograph well!  The image is a cut out from the G45 Place in Time Collection.  The Banner is a sticker from that same collection!  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company.  The flower was handmade by "Yours Truly".   As some of you may have noticed, I have fallen in love with this style of flower.  They are so easy to make and so versatile.  This one is actually the "stopper" on my easel.

Perhaps tomorrow I can convince hubby to take a picture of the side and back so you can see the construction.  He also did not take a picture of the closed card.  Maybe he is angling for a raise. :D)

The image caused me to take a trip down memory lane.  My mother had several Fox Stoles and a Couple of coats with Fox Collars.  I remember being so afraid when she sent me to get her purse out of the closet.  I would run in, grab the purse (and because I have been a klutz for all of my life) I would usually trip and fall over the bedroom hassock or the chaise lounge.  I don't think my mother ever knew how much anxiety those trips caused me. (LOL)

Thanks for stopping by!

This project is being shared in:
Current Issue of  "The Art Ezine" The Monthly Magazine of Art With No Boundaries
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monthly Challenge - Pearls and Flowers
Creative Stamp Friends - Pearls, Lace, Swirls
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Shaped Cards (No rectangles or squares)
The Pink Elephant Card Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. This turned out absolutely gorgeous, Chana! Love the shadow box easel and all the beautiful vintage details! Very creative design!

  2. Wow, this is stunning, so beautiful. I agree with DH.

  3. Super shaped card,thank for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

  4. Hmmm...I thought I left you a message. I love this card. I love the bling & I love the flowers you are making lately. I love your easel cards. This is a fantastic card. Big Hugs~Patti

  5. This card is so beautiful Chana. I love how you did the flower. TFS!

  6. You have a real feel for the vintage look, Chana. This is gorgeous beyond words.

  7. Wow das ist eine super schöne Karte geworden!!!
    Danke das Du bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden mit machst.
    Liebe Grüße

  8. Hi Chana, Oh this is absolutely lovely. It would look wonderful displayed in something like a china cabinet where it could be admired often. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece in the Interactive Zone of the February Art With No Boundaries Ezine. It was a pleasure to come and see both the projects you submitted. Due to some unforeseen circumstances the March issue was a bit delayed but it is now on line and hope you will visit us.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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