Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nettie G . . . Challenge #3

Welcome to another challenge for Nettie G.  ...   
and our challenge this time around is called

YOUR SHOWCASE
(our way of saying "Anything Goes" - well not anything, we'd like to see your BEST)

What is the technique you feel that you are outstanding at executing? 
What portrays your best skills?
We are challenging you to create a card or any other papercraft project for any occasion, and your creation must showcase your best skills.

For instance ... here are a few of the FINE POINTS about our design team members . . .

ELENOR  has fabulous story-telling skills and her card showcases this to perfection...
LADY ANNE's  skills at techniques such as distressing, not to mention the fabulous photography, are top class...
JEN enjoys perfecting her colouring skills with copics and colour pencils and can pull elements together to create a work of art that you'd never think to use ...
DARLENE has a particular talent of matching designer papers and embellishments to perfectly match the beautiful colouring of the image she uses.
 (please note:  I did not write the above about myself but glad to hear that I have that quality ... LOL)

 I've had this NettieG image called 'Flowers for Mom' colored for awhile now and just had to come up with the right background to showcase her properly.  I decided on a 12x12 sheet from the Colorbok 'Rosewood' paper pack.  I wanted to mat my image with a coordinating pink paper but didn't have a larger die cut to do that ... so I cut out the same size scallop rectangle and just off set it.  Of course this adorable 'The Stamp Pad Co.' sentiment was perfect since my focus image is actually smelling the flowers.
Touches of Stickles add a little sparkle, a scrap piece or grosgrain ribbon brings in a little more of the PINK and of course where there are flowers there are usually butterflies.  This one was created with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and a scrap of yellow cardstock with Mauve Stickles sprinkled here & there on the wings.  OH, forgot to mention ... my trusty Fiskars swivel craft knife was used to cut around the rose in the designer paper so I could tuck the image underneath for added dimension & movement.

We would LOVE to have you join in our challenge fun.  You have plenty of time and if you need more inspiration, pop on over to NettieGs Digital Gems Challenge Blog and check out the teams creations.

Hugs,
Darlene

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