Thursday, 26 June 2008

CCT and flowers from a RAK

CCT Challenge 16
No Patterned Paper
Now, if this fills you with horror, as it did me, you are allowed to make your own patterned paper or card by stamping, inking, doodling etc. on plain paper or cardstock. You can emboss, tear and add anything else you like. The only restriction is no 'bought' patterned paper!

OMG!!! I love my paper and find it impossible to work without it. I hate tearing paper and had to get my husband to scrunge up my cardstock! Think I need therapy...it's almost like a phobia...my heart starts to pound, and my hands shake.


Anyway I eventually made my card and this is the result. The cardstock has been sanded, ripped, scrunged, ironed and embossed. I quite like the effect but wish it wasn't so traumatic to achieve!!! The dark brown card really isn't as dark as it's showing (it looks almost black on my monitor) and the embossed artwork stamp looks a mess (I used the same powder on the copper brads and they look fine).

I Used:
Cardstock - Core'dinations & Papermania
Flowers - RAK from Pauline C (thank you so much, they're stunning)
Zig - Zag Brad - Poppicrafts
Ribbon - Poppicrafts
Leaves - Quickutz
Embossed with a couple of Sizzix Texturz Plates
Off for a lay down now lol

17 comments:

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, great image and colours and I love all the flowers.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Cathy said...

This is amazing Lorraine. I love the browns and the image is gorgeous.
You wouldn't do too well in this house - most of the paper we have is crumpled, torn, scrunched, earten ...LOL
Amazing results though!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Mojo's said...

Looks ace! the colour scheme is well different and the layout is wicked. flowers do finish it off proper too :o)

Rach said...

Fantastic lorraine,
love how the image looks as though it is the center of a huge flower...fantastic effect.love the earthy colours..Well done. xx

kes said...

this is fantastic love the neutral colouring.
kes
x

Helen said...

Wow! It was definitely worth all that effort! lol
The 'backing paper' is fab, and I just love those flowers too!
Helen x

Pauline C said...

Wow ... stunning card overall, and i'm so thrilled you've made such fabulous use of my floweres ... I'm inspired!

Pauline x

theysaywordscanbleed said...

gorgeous!

arlene,

Bainbridge Island florist

cats whiskers said...

Wow Lorraine this is great I adore your homemade BP all that work but worth it, love the colour combo
Hugs Jacqui x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. The backing papers you have created are gorgeous.

Debbie x

Kathy said...

I love this whole distressed look!! Stunning card! Nice job with the challenge!!

mar1ene said...

Fabulous once again!! love it :)

Marlene x

Jilli said...

Wow this is a fab card, love the papers!

Bev said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

tiina38 said...

Wonderful card I like colours very much!!

Heike said...

Wow, this is Gorgeous so cute. Love all the Details......

Julie said...

I love your card, well worth all the trauma :)