Monday, February 21, 2011

Hannah's 90 minute scramble....

I managed to get up in time for the 90 minute scramble on Flickr Hero Arts group yesterday.... it started at 8.30am Sunday for me here in NZ.... but as we had a late night, I wasn't sure if I'd make it.... but there I was in my PJ's and dressing gown!!!!!!!!  and I left hubby sleeping ~ catching up with his jetlag~
The theme was to use a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp ( don't have) or to use distress ink (which I do... 28 colours in fact now)  I decided to break out my new Timely Bird Collage cling stamp and off I went.... used distress inks to colour, but then I cut around it.... yuck wish I hadn't done that... looked awful....oh well only have 90 mins so better get on with it,..  added some black Enamel Accents.... well let me tell you.... DO NOT pick it up to photo when it is wet..... smeared something terrible.....all over the card, all over my fingers..... HELP!!!!!  now what.... only 45 mins left..... so start again.... have to be different this time.... needs to be simple.....

Hannah's 90 min scramble

Oh much better looking ( and NO enamel accent in sight)
This time I stamped the image and then used an oval nestie to cut it out.  Left it in the die and used some Tea Dye distress to sponge around the inside. Then painted with some Pearlescent paints and some distress inks.  Once I took it out of the die, it left a lovely frame so was able to quickly mount onto the cinnamon card stock with the ribbon and the sentiment.  Nice and clean and simple....  in the end was rather pleased with the result.... now I know I can do more with this stamp.... maybe some layering, or highlighting, and as my friend pointed out, it would make a great acrylic overlay.... so lots of ideas running around for when I have more time.

My desk however at the end of the 90 minutes looked like a bomb site....
after 90 mins

Yes Sue.... I know!!!!!!!!!!!  I am a messy messy crafter..... she has seen my desk even on a good day!!!!!!!!!

Rest of the day went well.... sun sun and sun.... walked down to the beach and had a swim and a read nap on the grass overlooking the beach....then went out to a Teppan Yaki Japanese meal with the kids and their partners and DD's parents-in-law.   Great food and lots of fun.  Got to see the Official Wedding photos.... stunning.
here's one of the family
and one of my favourites ( Emma's too)
Hope your weekend was a good as mine....
take care

10 comments:

Vicky said...

Lovely card Aunty Dawn, I can't believe that you can make something so nice in only 90 mins. That would take me days to do :) Love Emma's photos, they are gorgeous! x

Barb said...

Oh, to be sitting by the beach with a good book! I'm dreaming of that right now, in the middle of another blizzard! Love these photos, Dawn! And your 90-minute scramble card is so pretty! Love the soft distressing and beautiful coloring of the image!

Sue said...

All great Dawn, I cannot wait to see what the stamp will look like as an overlay, I can picture it in my head but I want to see your interpretation first!!! Ha
Smiles:)

paula said...

Dawn I so wanted to play - but couldn't find my phone (for the alarm). Your desk looks like mine on a good day!!! Your card is beautifully done & those photos of Em's wedding are speckie. Sending hugs xoxoxoxoxo

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Dawn, great card and made in 90mins, congratulations on your win. Love you fantastic wedding photos, Emma looks beautiful!

Sherri Thompson said...

This is beautiful, Dawn! I love how the image is spotlighted!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Truly elegant card Dawn! Beautiful image! Love the wedding photos, sigh! So romantic, really takes you back - they will have so many wonderful memories for years to come!

Isha said...

Lovely card Dawn. Like the colors of it. Your photo is so nice....lovely photo of your daughter n SIL.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card and photos Dawn!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful card! Lovelyi design with the oval pop out. My desk always looks like that in the midst of projects. :) Gorgeous wedding pictures they turned out beautifully!