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Saturday, 30 October 2010

CES Challenge 10 Chocolate and Caramel

Just typing that has made my mouth water!! Our challenge at Crafty Emmas Challenges this week has been set by the lovely, Sandie - a girl after my own heart, clearly!!  Mind you, just been told that my cholesterol is too high, so trying to wean myself off the sweet stuff!!

I digress, as I said the challenge from Sandie is to make a card with chocolate and caramel in mind which could be the colours or the actual yummy stuff - you can interpret this as you wish!
I've gone with the colours ( I've eaten all the yummy stuff!).  For my image, which is one of a newer Papermania wooden stamp, I stamped her onto watercolour paper, with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink and then just drew out the colour from the lines with my water brush to get the sepia effect.  Love this technique as it's so quick to do, and yet effective.  I then edged the image with some Old Paper distress ink and finally layered it up on Prima Analee Papers.  The corner was cut from Webster's Lullaby papers and the little envelope was cut using a fab new Bigz Sizzix die.  The Special delivery stamp is Cat's Life Press from Crafty Emma's store - in fact I've highlighted in red the goodies that are from Emma's - including the ribbon slider and charm.  The gorgeous lace is some vintage lace that I picked up from an antique shop!

Emma has a great prize on offer this week, (in addition to the winner's blinkies!!!) and that is  a fabbie box of buttons and ribbons from My Mind's Eye - mmmmmm!!

The cards from my teamies this week are as fab as ever, so do pop over and have a peek. TTFNxx


Emma said...

Such a beautiful card Julie, love the image and gorgeous embellies.
Hugs Emma x

gina g said...

Hiya hunny love this card and its such a sweet image and gorgeous papers. I hope you manage to get your cholesterol down hun, have a lovely weekend. luv gina xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun I love all the embellishments & that image is fab!
hugs shell xx

Vicky said...

Hi hunni this is truly gorgeous I love the sepia effect you have done I may have a try at that technique I've never done it before. Hope you have a great weekend......without choccy arrrggghhhhh how will you cope hun. Just kidding take care sweetie.....

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kathleen said...

lovely card as ever Julie.
love that technique ever since seeing alex do it!!

as for the cholesterol - i'm in the same position and they've actually put me on tablets. i was told to avoid animal fats!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Julie,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

kaylou said...

beautiful Hun, such a fabulous effect.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

coops said...

wow this is fantastic julie.stunning image and i love the sepia tones.a really gorgeous vintage effect with your papers and fab embellies.i love this card :D

xx coops xx

Lesley at Grenouille Greetings said...

Ooooh, another gorgeous vintagey card. Stunning design elements again and beautiful painting! Love Lesley x

Mina said...

gorgeous card Julie, I love this colour combo so will try my best to join in this week...I love that sweet little stamp
Mina xxx

Donna said...

Wow this is so beautiful Julie, gorgeous colouring and such fab added the little envie :) Donna x

Susie Sugar said...

This is totally adorable Julie all that detail and the rich colours add a touch of luxury to your card and I love the way you coloured her
Fantastic card
Hugs Susie xx

denny said...

gorjuss card hun i really love that little envelope im goin have to look out for that die cut xxxxxxx denny