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