Friday, 20 June 2008

Fab Friday Challenge time.....

Well, as I've been getting tomorrows show ready I had to choose something that I had been working on. Bit tricky, as there's the moonglow and quite a few other bits and bobs I could have gone for(shouldn't give everything away should I!). The kit I picked eventually is a gorgeous paper kit by K&Co. The papers are fab, and I love working with them as they are double sided, so you can chop them up to make the most of the print on each side. This weeks challenge is titled:

Pretty Piece of Paper

What I would like you to do it try to get as much as possible from your piece of paper! Either choose something with a fantastic print which you can cut out and decoupage, or paper with brilliant texture. Try to make your ATC just paper crafting, try to avoid stamping, peel-offs etc. I'll let you have a bit of ink (just because I did!! haha), and things such as 3D glaze, chalks etc. If you have some beautiful paper this will be easy (I'm sure we all have fantastic paper). If not see what you can chop out of a magazine, wrapping paper or even wall paper. As usual I really look forward to your contributions.

For mine I used a backing paper which was slightly heavier for my ATC, then a double sided printed paper. I layered the plainer side of the paper directly onto my atc, first tearing it so it just covers half of the ATC. I then cut out some of the flowers from the other side of the paper and layer them on using micro dots and various depths of 3D foam to give variation in dimension. Added a little distress ink, and bob's mi uncle.

xxx

13 comments:

craftytrog said...

Love your ATC Leonie - the colours are gorgeous! I'm off to see what I can come up with. Hope the show goes well tomorrow :0)
love Alison xx

missy k said...

Hi

Here's mine......

I confess I was naughty and used a very tiny rub on... please forgive me!

'see you' on Saturday Leonie!!

Karen

a message from gillyflower said...

hi
just sitting watching you qvc great show
love the blog never been here before but will try and pop in again soon
gill

Momiji said...

I have some papers like this so must have a go on the atcs....
loved the show today and really fancy having a go with the moonglow powders....beautiful effects..

Momiji said...

meant to ask what kind of glue to use underneath the moonglow powders like you did on the one you showed with the script?

craftytrog said...

Thanks for inspiring me to get out my patterned papers Leonie. My entry is on my blog :0)

Carolyn said...

Great show yesterday.
I've stepped outside the box a bit this week and used a touch of Stickles instead of ink.
It's now on my blog at http://carolyndraper.blogspot.com/

Can anyone tell me how to add an interactive link when you leave a comment?
Thanks
Carolyn

Leonie said...

Thank you for your comments on the show, it was a good un. I really like working with Craig, we had a bit of a giggle and it's really flows well with him.

Now, Momiji, the glue I used for the Moonglow powders was a clear drying decoupage glue that I have had for absolutely years, I think it's one made by Fred Aldous in Manchester. You can use any clear drying glue however, try Art Institute who do a good clear drying one. It's nice and messy as you have to smear it with your finger (you have to, it's the rules!!!).
xxx
Leonie

daisy said...

Here is my ATC. I did start off with pretty, but ended up a little distressed.

I loved those K & Company double sided papers on Saturday's show - totally yummy.

sharon said...

Loved loved loved this challenge!!
pretty piece of paper
I've left a comment for you Carolyn on your blog explaining how to leave a link.
xxx

Rosie said...

Here's my effort Leonie:-

http://atcexchange.blogspot.com

caroline said...

hiya

heres mine

http://sea-gals.blogspot.com/2008/06/leonies-challenge.html

AngelaC said...

Here's mine ... I only used paper - not a rubber stamp or peel-off in sight!
my blog