Monday 30 January 2012

Snazzy's DT first ever Challenge!!!

Hello Everyone,

This morning sees the kick off for the first ever Snazzy's DT Challenge.  Val and Don (The Headmistress and Headmaster of Snazzy's wonderful world) sent the DT members the Darkroom Door 'Love' wordblock stamp to create our pieces for the challenge.  If you hop over to the DT blog you will find details of the challenge together with fabulous projects from my teamies for inspiration.

I decided to use the stamp to create a Valentine's card but there are many more ways the gorgeous stamp can be used as my team mates have shown so well. 

I kept to a simple black and white colour theme with just a splash of red.  I stamped the wordblock onto black card using Versamark ink and heat embossed using the Wow Bright White embossing powder.  Perhaps it doesn't look so bright here because of the dull weather but I can definitely say it is the brightest, purest white EP I have used and I love it..... and it's available from Snazzy's along with the kaleidascope of other WOW embossing powders. I created a 15 cm square white base card and then matted black and white card to leave 2.5 mm borders each time.  The white matt actually has white 'resist' spots on (it was in my stash and I don't know where from, lol) but I don't think you can see them on here.  I then ran a white Versamark inkpad round the edges of my 'wordblock' image layer to soften the edges a little and then placed this on the card towards the righthand side.  I cut two Marianne Creatables swirls, one each in black and white card and then cut the flower layers from handmade tissue paper in black and white.  I crumpled the flower layers and then layered them with a Nestability small red heart and a 'Love' brad before adhering to the bottom left of the card. 

Two little crystal tipped pins finished my embellishment and the card.

I have since thought of other ways I'd like to use the stamp but for now I have to get on with my next DT projects.  The Design Team are working with some ab fab products for the coming month so stay tuned in to the blog to see the challenge starting today and Gillian's first project for February next Monday, 6th February.  It's bound to be a stunner!

I hope to be back later this week with a couple of tags I made recently for the Chocolate Baroque Alphatag swap I decided to join this year.   I don't want to blog them until they have been received.  I really hope I can manage all 26 but it might be a bit of a tall order, lol!

Have a really good day.

Lots of love
Lesley  Xx


Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love how you used the stamp and the beautiful flowery heart embellishment is wonderful! I will check out the new challenge!

Suzi B said...

A fabulous, sophisticated Valentines card love the black and white with a touch of red.
Suzi b xx

Gerrina said...

What a great card you made! Love the effect with so little colors! Gerrina

Paula Whittaker said...

well thats a beauty Lesley - very striking!

Aquarius said...

What a lovely Valentine card and so different from the 'norm' that you can buy (rude word) in the shops - love it!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Lesley your project is amazing! I love the boldness of the white stamping against the black and the embellishments just set it off to perfection!!

veronica said...

love this one Lesley - very different to the 'usual' valentine cards, and very striking with the red accent

Clare Curcio said...

Lesley, black, red and white just go together! Your card is so vivid! Not too feminine for a guy. I love it! Nice job!

Val said...

Fabulous - love the black and white with just that touch of red.

Paula (PEP) said...

The use of black & white is super here & I love the effect of your die-cut swirly leaves. I've never seen WOW used so shall have to investigate. Isn't it amazing how vivid the red looks against the blacks & whites - very striking & such a super design for the male of our species.
Paula (PEP)

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgeous Lesley love the black and white with just the hint of red. Take care. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Gillian .... said...

WOW indeed,not only to the design but to the amazing result you have achieved with the embossing powder. Love this elegant look Lesley and the splash of red, always a winner. xx

Michelle said...

Wow lovely, this is 'mazin' Just love the impact it has and that text block - want one - need one!
Fabulous work ducks, you stuff just gets better and better! Thanks for all your lovely comments, they do brighten my days!
Hope all's well with the Ebdon's
x Michelle

Netty said...

Black, white and red is fabulous together, x

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