Wednesday, April 14, 2010

December Elite Challenges

OK, so you're all too nice to tell me my card's a dud! I really disliked the Kiwi Kiss/Melon Mambo one from October, and I wasn't partial to the Baroque Motifs one from November. I like crisp and clean, and it turned out all messy. All the spritzing and white flecks of embossing were not my original intention. I wanted to emboss the greeting, but the medallion had been stamped in Versamark, so even though it was ages later, the powder still stuck everywhere, hence the white flecks, that I then had to make look deliberate. It was one of those cards that just gives you so much grief that you eventually just toss away in disgust!
The 'dud' is much easier to pick today!

First a Colour Challenge "Sugar Plum Fairy" (sometimes I wonder if Carol chooses the name first, or the colours!) Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Pink Pirouette, Kraft:

Very girly colours, these! I used a Mojo Monday sketch and it all came together really quickly.
You can find all the details HERE

And a Sketch Challenge:

I used a stamp from Pocket Silhouettes to make lavender. You can see the details of this one HERE

And the Scallop Oval in my last post? I cut a large oval using the Ovals Big Shot Die and used the Corner Rounder with the guard removed to work my way around the edge, making scallops! Easy Peasy!

So, which one is the dud today??


  1. Marelle I just LOVE the Sugar Plum Fairy card; too cute and very feminine colours.

  2. want us to pick a dud from these two gorgeous cards??? Nope - no can do Marelle - I reckon they both rock! You're a stampin' legend!


  3. Youre kidding aye? I cant see the dud! Your work is beautiful! Stop being so hard on yourself! You have talent! If you swing by my blog, you will see that I regularly CASE you! :)

  4. sorry, still can't pick a dud, I really like them both. Top one is my fav, love those layered scallops, but am a sucker for Pocket Silhouettes too, esp in mauve colours. Nope, both gorgeous!

  5. I loved the sugar plum fairy, even though they're not my colours I could see that design transferring over to something I like. I didn't not like they other one and it certainly wasn't a dud, I think it just had too much 'white space', maybe some brads in the top right corner or maybe corner round it. Anyway thanks for sharing your lovely creations.

  6. Marelle the sugar plum fairy card is so beautiful! I love the colours and the layout.

  7. so love the scalloped oval Marelle - can't wait to give it a go - you're such a clever lady!!! And yes, I could NOT pick a your work anytime anywhere!!! xxx

  8. Hi Marelle, I just got around to catching up on blogs. I love the way you used the Pocket Silhouette stamp to do the heather. I'm going to try that this afternoon. I should be preparing for a workshop instead, but have to strike while the inspiration is hot. I don't think you have any duds! Thanks for the inspiration.



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