Friday, 9 August 2013

F&F challenge #95 Bingo card

I love the idea of this challenge and my first instinct was to go for the 'Full House' and make what I laughingly call my 'Pizza style' cards with loads of embellies on, but this time I thought 'No' I would try to restrict myself to a few items and see what happened! so here it is:

I know the old saying is ' blue & green should never be seen' but I do like certain shades of green with blue. I found some coredinations card in a midnight colour which I ran through with garden trellis embossing folder when I sanded it back it was just a paler blue reveal so I swiped peacock feather distress ink over it and then that gave me my colour scheme - blue and teal.
The topper was made using Poppy stencils Fantasy Willow with dimensional paste ... a new technique for me .. it took several goes to get a result because I was being too heavy handed and squishing the paste under the stencil. I do love the effect which is much more dimensional than this photo shows, when the paste had dried I used my new fave thing ..gilding wax in fabulous patina colour this made the tree look even more pearly. The rest was just matting and layering which I die cut with spellbinders grand rectangles which are an absolute 'must have' for someone like me who can't cut a straight edge freehand. A piece of ribbon and a button and a stamped sentiment and I was done.
So my Bingo card line is Blue, Diecut and Ribbon ... not quite as minimal as I hoped as I did use a button and (teal) green from the other lines ... but I really did enjoy this challenge, I find doing these challenges really makes me think outside my comfort zone and  sometimes I like the end result! hope you have a go and enjoy yourself as much as I did.. Bye for now till next time xxx Annie


  1. Gorgeous card Annie, I just want to feel the texture....
    I know what you mean,,,,I love a challenge gets the old grey matter working......Have a great weekend...Jo. X

  2. This is a gorgeous card Annie, colours are just fab! I haven't done much with stencil paste, you've inspired me to have a

  3. really gorgeous card Annie

  4. I love these colours together Annie and your card is beautiful :-) xx