Tuesday, 2 December 2008

This should have been for the PB Challenge, but...

I started this card for the PB challenge where the remit was to use NO patterned paper.

I began experimenting with my CB bells folder and at last managed to emboss three patterns without the folder's edge marking the card. Hooray! I achieved this by making a slightly smaller shape than the folder and adding extra thickness until it would emboss without using the top B plate. I then tape the numerous shims together to give me a permenant template, which I have written on in the hope that I will not lose it! This done, I decided to chalk the white linen card with red, gold and white glimmer.
I was so carried away by my sucess at embossing that at this point I forgot what
the card was for and so added a delightful funny porcelain image that a friend had salvaged from her last year's Chrissy cards. I thought I would return it to her reborn so to speak. But, alas it should have been a Penny Black image!!!!
Never mind, I have until Saturday to tried again and will try to remember what I'm supposed to be doing!
Thanks for dropping by.


Rica said...

It's gorgeous Eileen, and perfect as it is. I know what you mean about getting carried away and forgetting what you are supposed to be doing (lol).
I'm trying to catch up commenting - have got so far behind, sigh!.
Thanks for your lovely comments and your congrats on my DT'ship for BG - I really appreciate yout faith in me.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Eileen, love the porcelaine image and the embossed border. Debbie x

Tonya said...

Very Nice!

Kelley said...

I sure think it is BEAUTIFUL.
I mess up challenges all the time- I end up not liking what I was doing with the challenges, lol.

Thanks for the well wishes on my blog. I didn't realize UK didn't have any Michael's! If you're ever looking for something, let me know and I can try and find it for ya!