Saturday, February 28, 2009

Just Under the Wire!

Whew! Every month my good friend Joanne (Sleepy in Seattle) and I challenge each other to use some of those unloved supplies that we bought long ago with good intentions and then promptly hoarded away. This month it was chipboard. And like a good hoarder, I didn't use ANY all month LOL!! I realized today that it was the last day of the month and I HAD to use my chipboard today!! So I went to my stash and tried multiple different things with it. Now I remember why I don't use it, I can't get it to work on my cards!! It hates me!! I finally picked out an oval scalloped frame piece by Maya Road that came in a cute metal suit case. I painted it using a sponge and some Mica Gloss by Judi Kins in Rose Gold. It made it kind of metallic shinny looking, prettier IRL than it looks in the photo. Anyhow, I centered it around a stamped Inkadinkado Morphic Bird that I double stamped, once with Cranberry Crisp and once with Baja Breeze. I layered it with Marrakech Basic Grey DP, Cranberry Crisp, Bravo Burgundy and Baja Breeze. Added some jewels for sparkle and ran the bottom layer through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Cuttlebug EF. Finished this off with 5/8" satin ribbon by Celebrate It. Thanks for checking in!!


Julia Aston said...

I don't use chipboard very often either although I have a drawer full of it!! (I should join in on your challenge!! LOL!!!) The red on yours is super with the blues on the card - great framing for your image!

Joan Ervin said...

What!!!! You don't use chipboard....oh, well...I forget to use it, too!!! The frame looks fab with the awesome metalic paint ( sooo glad we got that stuff!!) and your bird looks sooo pretty!!! Love the rounded corners, too...this is one gorgeous card, Anne!!!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so totally awesome, Anne!! Every time I see one of your creations from our neglected supplies challenges, I am inspired to run out and buy even more of the items we are trying to use up :) This is so beautiful with that red frame, I love that pop of color and everything else about this beautiful card!!