Sunday, January 30, 2011

A cameo appearance

My card today uses the sketch from Viva La Verve February week 1 challenge combined with the Off The Wall Craftiness color challenge to use black and white with cameos (see the inspiration photo below).
I always seem to not have the "right" item to use and have to alter something else to create what I need, but maybe that is part of what is so great about stamping and papercrafting: if you can think it, you can usually do it! I never have the "right" patterened paper for anything, this challenge included, so I had to make my own using a French-script stamp topped with a flourish by Inkadinkadoo. I haven't been one for distressing, but I am starting to see the beauty in it, so I also added a little tan ink to the edges to take away the stark contrast. I also didn't have a cameo stamp, so I taped off the body of this image from She's All That by SU! and voila, a cameo.
It might be a bit hard to see in the picutre, but I used some white dimension fabric paint to hightlight the pearl necklace and to complete the theme addes pearls in three of the corners around the image.


Amy said...

Beautiful card Heather! I love how creative you were for your cameo! This is perfect for the challenge! Thanks for playing with OTWC this week!

~Tammy~ said...

Very Creative Heather! Great layout! Thanks for joining us this week at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very pretty card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Loving your background with all of its fun elements. So glad you joined us at OTWC this week.