Monday, March 10, 2008

Reason to Celebrate...

My reason to celebrate has nothing to do with stamping.....but I must say....I am so very proud of my school handchime group. Today I took them to perform/compete in a local Music Festival. They scored 90% and took home a First Place in their class. Of course, they were the only group IN their class, but the 90% nailed the placement. They did an awesome job representing our school. A great group of kids.

Anyway, first thing this morning I checked out the challenge of the day. I was intrigued by the instructions and came thought about it through the day. The technique is Faux Cloisonne' and you can click here for the instructions. It was fun to do, looking through magazines for pictures to stamp over to get the colours. You use an outline stamp, emboss the image on the magazine page and top off with Crystal Effects. (That's the very very short version of the instructions). For the word "Celebrate" I used a marker technique where you stamp into a versa mark pad first, then colour the image (in this case letters) with marker. I chose three different colours repeated. You then stamp the image on your paper and emboss it with clear embossing powder. I was surprised to see that the letters ended up having the same sort of mottled looks as the flowers. I love this technique and can see in my mind all sorts of different ways to use it. To see other FANTASTIC cards using the Faux Cloisonne' technique, click here.

10 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful "Celebrate" card...the colours say exactly that! Love your faux cloisonne flowers...great job on the technique!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Very cool card! Neat look! And it sounds like your kids were great! Congrats. . .you must be so proud!

Jill said...

Very pretty! I like the use of the floral background on this card. Congrats to your handchime group as well and thanks for stopping by my blog!

SmilynStef said...

Very cool ... the flower look fabulous and I love your multi-colored sentiment ... fun card.

Carolyn King said...

those flowers are beautiful! Congrats to the kids and YOU--what a proud moment!

pescbrico said...

Joan, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I like the stuff that is on your blog! :) Have a wonderful day!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, love the colors, congratulations to your handchime kids.

Godelieve said...

I really like the flowers on this card!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card, I love the flowers, the colours are wonderful

Lizette said...

Oh very cool ! I will have to try this technique !
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