onsdag den 18. august 2010

Aspiring to Creativity's 2nd Glimmer Challenge!

Hi there!
Its still raining here in Denmark. It is unbelievable how much water the sky can hold. Eventhough it rains a lot in Denmark it is always "moderate" - at least compared to what we see right now. Denmark doesn't have any rivers so flooded streets and houses are very unusual for us. Normally we have 67 mm of rain in August - but just today fell 70 mm in 2 hours - and worst is right now in the city Billund (maybe you better know it if I write it is the city where "LEGOLAND" is located) - 140 mm of rain the last 24 hours - and it is still raining !!!!

Anyway - enough about rain.

Dana from Aspiring to Creativity mentioned that there was a new Glimmer Challenge and of course I want to play along. You can play too - just read more here.

The challenge is to find inspiration in a pretty picture of Dana's daughter - that wasn't hard at all - she is super cute! More difficult was that I also had to use a tool or supply which I never used before. You can see the photo here.

I found some Embossing powder from Ranger which was unopened - so I settled for that, also because it was green! (Look at the Picture at Glimmer Challenge and you will know why that was good ;))

Here is the card I ended up with:

Here is a close up so you can see the embossing powder - it is a distress embossing powder, I am not sure I used it correctly. I thought there would be more crystals in it. I heated it and then rub lightly on it as indicated on the little plastic tin ... well maybe my expectations were too high for that powder.

Cardstock: standard white card from a local supplier, PTI Vintage Cream (for the butterflies)
Ink: Versamark watermark (for embossing), VersaColor Split Pea, PTI Smokey Shadow
Stamp: PTI Butterfly Dreams, Sentiment from PTI Mega Messages
Tool: PTI Butterfly Die
Other: small perls, Distress Embossing Powder Shabby Shutters

3 kommentarer:

  1. I LOVE it! So simple and beautiful! I've actually watched the distress embossing powder demo video (you can see it here) before and it looks like you've probably done it right. Great job!

  2. Your card is LOVELY!! I hope your rain stops SOON!
    Have a GREAT day!