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Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. In 2011 I completed my certificate in papercrafting as a result of the work I did as part of the course I started entering challenges on line and in magazines. I applied for design teams and also started making samples for Ooh La La Creations for their shows on Create and Craft. I have now completed my Diploma in professional crafting and most recently been runner up in the Papercrafter of the Year 2013 a competition run by Papercraft essentials magazine, I don't have a particular style I like to use elements from lots of styles and techniques, although I do love all things vintage. In 2014 I started to move more towards scrapbooking to take care of the huge family archive of photographs that were stored in my attic. I have continued cardmaking and Scrapbooking through 2015 and 2016 but have also become interested in off the page projects. I hope to be able focus on these in the future.

Monday 30 September 2013

F is for..... at Ooh La La Creations

Good Morning and it's time for a new fortnightly challenge at Ooh La La Creations. We had some wonderful male themed cards for our Magnificent Men challenge and the winners can be found at Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog.

The theme for the next fortnight is 'F is for...' so anything beginning with F on your creations whether that be Funny, Father's Day, Flowers or anything else for that matter, I think this will lead to a really diverse range of cards being entered I know the DT have come up with some wonderful interpretations so be sure to check them out.

Here's my card and I went with three different Fs for it. Far East, Fan and Frame.

The image is from the 'Waterfall Cards' section on the 'Passion for Fashion'  CD. Whilst all the Ooh La La CD's stand alone and need no special graphics programme to use them, I have chosen this time to show what can be done with a single image from one folder on CD when used in conjunction with a graphics package. I accessed the CD via My Craft Studio and from the page for the oriental waterfall card I selected a single image and cropped it. It was enlarged and printed off to use as the main topper. Then working with the same image I designed the backing paper by cropping just the area where the characters on the image form a block of four, I shrank this down and then tiled it to fill a whole page forming the backing. The pink 'rope' border was made by cropping just a tiny area of the lady's sash and again tiling this to form the rope.

I matted the backing paper onto black Centura Pearl card stock and did the same with the topper. I then wrapped the rope border around the backing panel and stuck it to a A5 card blank. I added the topper and then framed the topper using self adhesive mini mosaic tiles. 

The finishing touches were the die cut fan and the Chinese Character cut from gold mirror card using Tattered Lace dies and the character was stuck onto a scrap of black card stock I had left over. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges 

1 comment:

  1. Hands up this is a bit of a copy/pasty Alli, hands not playing the game on the computer at the moment, but wanted to pop in and say hello and as always a lovely card.

    B x