Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Belli Challenge #113 - letter C

This week's Belli Challenge is to create a project and use embellishments that begin with the letter "C." Some examples would be chipboard, cats, cash, charms, Crystal Effects... anything that begins with a C.

For my card above, I used several things to fit this challenge:

cameo (the two chipboard pieces put together)
Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint
Curio papers from Basic Grey

I started out by painting the chipboard pieces with some Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint. While they were drying, I used Holly's Tattered Background stamp from I Brake for Stamps to do the Worn Wallpaper technique (from Technique Junkies). It's hard to see it on some of the papers, but I did stamp all of them.

The white silhouette piece was a bit too white for my liking, so I lightly sponged on some Antique Linen distress ink. The brown paint on the second chipboard piece wasn't dark enough, so I smeared some Walnut Stain distress ink on the edges and smooshed it around with my finger (which is a lovely shade of dark brown right now LOL). The two pieces put together resemble a gorgeous old-fashioned cameo.

I used the sketch from the Sweet Stop Sketch blog (SSS99) to put this card together. The peach toned flowers were a lucky find in my Prima stash so I added those along with some wrinkled ribbon.

Check out what the Belli Girls have created for this challenge. I bet you have something in your stash that would be perfect for this challenge. Why not pull it out and create something and share it with us? We'd love to see your creations! :-)

Stamps: Holly's Tattered Background stamp - use code SAVE10HOLLY to save 10% off your order
Ink: Fresh Snow, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
CS: dark brown from stash, Curio pp (Basic Grey)
Other: wrinkled ribbon (May Arts), flowers (Prima), buttons, sponge, chipboard (Maya Road), Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints (white, brown), Scallop Diamond edge punch (EK Success)
TJ Technique: Worn Wallpaper


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how creative Holly!! Love the cameo and your design with the colors and dp!! Gorgeous take on the "C" Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Holly...your card is sooo pretty and girly!!! I love the papers you used and the cameo is gorgeous!!!!

Maria Matter said...

oh wow holly, this is beautiful!!!
enjoy your day

Karen W said...

Holly this is stunning, the color combinations and papers are gorgeous!

Chrissy D said...

Girl - errrr. you know what I think! Love ya! Gorgeous papers...

Denise Marzec said...


joy said...

Holly, what great pattern combination! Love the colors! Great, great card!!

maryr917 said...

love your cameo holly-great choice of papers-

Shelby Goolsby said...

Beautiful card!! Such pretty colors.

jdmommy said...

I LOVE all your "C"s......the cameo is fab!! Great job, Holly!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! I love the cameo- such pretty patterned papers and love the perfect bow!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Holly. Love the vintage feel and your cameo is very clever!