Crate Paper Card Sketch...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Crate Paper have been running a card sketch challenge as part of their 'Card Week' celebrations so I decided to take up the challenge. I've had a couple of CP ranges tucked away waiting for something special and just never seem to get the chance to do anything with them... that is until now. So I set to work using Crate Paper's gorgeous 'Bliss' Collection.

I pondered for some time on the sketch and turned it sideways, upside down, you name it... I tried it and nothing would come to me until a light went on in my head late last night and the card-handbag was made. Now, I can't lay claim to this being an original idea as there are lots of handbag/purse projects out there, not to mention the very talented Liz Qualman who recently made a gorgeous purse invitation complete with tutorial which you can view HERE.
I seriously love printed paper that allows for lots of fussy-cutting as it saves on buying pre-packaged embellishments and you know that your hand-made embellishment is going to match every time!
I even got to play with my new toy... a crimping machine, don't laugh, I know these have been around for years but I have never had one or used one so this is exciting to me.

Another first and still keeping with my New Years resolution of 'trying all things new'... I used glitter! Um, looks effective but boy does it make a mess and can anyone tell me how to get it off my face, I've had two showers and my eyebrow still sparkles. I think a little more practice is going to be needed with the glitter!
From farm to you...

19 comments:

  1. Wow Melinda this is just so pretty...LOVE it you clever girl....luv marg xxx

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  2. Wow, this is such a beautiful and unique take on the sketch! P.S. no matter how much practice you have with glitter, it still gets everywhere!

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  3. Very pretty Melinda! Love the glitter.
    It's great to start the week with a bit of a sparkle in(on) your eye(brows)! :)

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  4. This is so pretty Melinda & love all the glitter!!!

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  5. How totally awesome Melinda!! Its gorgeous! Great job xx
    Lys

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  6. Wonderful work Melinda...it is so pretty & feminine & love the bling. I had trouble with glitter too...but never been game to have another go! That hand cutting is superb! Love Deb xxx

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  7. Melinda, this card is just ADORABLE! Love the look of the glitter on it, but unfortunately I can't help you out with getting rid of it! I think my carpet has a permanent sparkle pattern! lol Beautiful work!

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  8. Too funny about the glitter! Fab card, it is just adorable!

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  9. Love this project! it´s a darling one!!! xox Julia Sáddi

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  10. Hy Melinda!!!
    This is just so pretty, I LOVED!!!!
    XOXO

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  11. Melinda this is so beautiful, what an amazing take on the sketch. I love how you used your paper crimper. Unfortunately, glitter goes where you want it and where you don't - too bad it's so irresistible!

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  12. wow what an amazing creation

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  13. Milinda.. I love the glitter...what a great idea...

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  14. Just gorgeous Melinda! I LOVE the crimping and the glitter!!! Great card! :)

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  15. this is adorable! :) super cute.

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  16. This is such an adorable project! I love making little purses:)

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  17. I Melinda!!!! I'm following you, ok ?? I love Imaginisce and a friend of mine said about you. Gongrats!!! Your blog is amazing!!!!
    XOXO

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