I have seen two challenges that I would like to enter. The first is Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 196 over at http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
One of the Design Team, Helen has set a challenge called 'Case It' where you take inspiration from Helen's own card, it can be colour, design etc. The Design Team have come up with some amazing work. Check it out if you get a moment. Here is my card:
I have embossed on white and red card (the red card is co-ordinations and I have sanded it). The red rose is stamped and water coloured using Tim Holtz distress markers, the ribbon is some beautiful vintage ribbon from Sam Poole and I added three tiny gems as an accent.
The second challenge is Challenge #19 - A Nautical Theme which is being run by Fashionable Stamping Challenges over at http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
I decided that I wanted to do something completely different so I used an old sardine tin (cleaned of course)! I coloured it in alcohol inks, made a small frame to fit the outside rim, which I added some glitter to. For the inside I used distress inks to create my idea of an underwater colour, stamped some swirls to look like sea grasses and stamped and raised up the sea horse. I put some corrugated card around the outside edges of the tin and added some twine to finish it off. I stamped some starfish and a shell and added some beautiful faux pearls to one side. It was a little challenging working in such a small space! Here it is:
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