Good afternoon Crafters!
After looking through all of the entries for my first ever blog challenge, there were some wonderful cards made. It was unbelievably hard for me to pick a winner as they were all so good! However, I've picked one and I'm very happy to say that the winner is LINDSEY WORTH with her beautiful creation! Below are the images of Lindsey's creation and a few words about herself.
I’m 17 and I live in Cornwall with my Mum and Dad (and Border
Collie – Jed!). I’ve just finished my A levels in art and photography, which
have liked in really well to crafting. I take lots of techniques, such as
looking at composition and colour families and apply it to crafting. I started
paper crafting properly about 6 years ago when my Auntie taught me some
pergamano. I started off making cards but now I also enjoy making other
projects, such as gifts, boxes and home decor.
was inspired to make this card because I wanted to start cutting out all of the
flowers in the paper and layering them up with the rub-ons. I decided on a
limited colour palette because all of the different elements are quite detailed
and I didn’t want it to look too overpowering. I love learning new techniques
so this was a good opportunity to bring lots together in one project.
Cluster photo: First I cut out some flower images from the paper pad and
layered them up to create depth, then for the foreground I made some 3D flowers
(also from the paper pad) because I wanted these to stand out. Some of them
were made by cutting out 3 or 4 flower shapes and layering them up, then I
added a round, glittered sticker for the centre. The other type of flower was
made by first cutting a circle of paper (about 3 inches wide) and then cutting
a spiral into it. This gives you a spring-like strand, which I folded in half
all of the way around. I did this to make the flower a bit chunkier when it is
finished, plus it means that all the raw edges will be hidden on the bottom.
Then I rolled the strand up and glued it onto a circle of paper to make sure it
would stay in one piece. With all the flowers I made sure to ink the edges
before I stuck them to the card. I made the leaves by stamping the image onto
some of the green glazed paper in the pad and heat embossing it in silver. The
silver is a running theme in the card so I wanted it all to link together.
Embossing: I did the silver heat embossing because I wanted the layers of paper
to stand out against each other, but I didn’t want too many straight edges. I
tore the paper first to match with the collage effect and then I inked the
edges with black memento. After I poured on the embossing powder I made sure
some of the black ink was still showing around the edges because it created a
sort of burnt effect, which I liked.
Image: I stamped the fountain onto plain card so that it would stand out
against all of the other various patterns and elements. I used memento again
because I coloured it with promarkers. I didn’t add too much colour because I
wanted it to be subtle, just adding some shading and using pastel tones.
To view more of Lindsey's work go to www.artsydoodles.blogspot.co.uk
Thanks to all that entered my first ever Blog Challenge :) Love Mel xxx
Well done to Lindsey a beautiful card.
A worthy winner. Well done Lindsey. SueLReplyDelete
What a fantastic card a well deserved winner.ReplyDelete
WOW well done Lindsey. Absolutely beautiful card - a very worthy winner. If you're making cards like that at 17 what are you going to be making in the next few years? I think Mel should take you under her wing.......ReplyDelete
Well done to everyone who entered, all the cards are stunning xx
Tracy & Caitlin xx
Wow a wonderful card well done Lindsey - a worthy winner in my eyes.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing what you can do in the future if your only 17 and creating this.
Congratulations on the win