Wednesday 25 January 2017
My New Challenge for 2017 - Pro-Am Showdown!
Every year I like to set myself a crafting challenge, but my self-set challenge for 2016 wasn't as successful as I'd hoped. So....if at first you don't succeed- set yourself an easier challenge!
I seem to have quite a lot of mass-manufactured cards that I've been given at Christmas and birthdays and kept because I liked them and thought I'd steal some ideas from them for my own cards. So this year I'm going to work my way through the pile of shop-bought cards and try to beat the professionals by poaching their ideas and making cards that are even better! (Well I can try!) I contacted Simon Cowell , but unfortunately he wasn't available for judging so, officially, my challenge isn't to beat them, just to CASE at least 24 cards during the year.
So, for my first Pro-Am Showdown I chose this Christmas card:
I used My Favorite Things stamps (plus the sentiment by Persona Impressions) and heat embossed in white. The bus was coloured with pencils and cut out and glittered - originally I used Wink of Stella but it just didn't show enough, so I used fine clear glitter. It would have been better if I'd had bright red glitter glue. I know in the photo it looks like I've got stray embossing powder everywhere but in fact it's actually bits of stray glitter catching the light in the photo.
I must confess that I think the professionals have won this time. Their scene has a bit more interest and their glittering is better. But I think I gave it a good go.
I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday - Black,white, red
Addicted to Stamps anything goes
Less is More new beginnings
Crafty Cardmakers new beginnings
Crazy Challenge black