Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dramatic Black and Gold -

My friend Kim (in Perth Australia) is hosting the latest 90 min scramble at Hero Arts Flickr Group.  I love how it's a 24hr edition, so you can take the 90 mins when it suits you.   Kim's challenge started at 9.00pm Sat night for me - so this morning I took two lots of 90 mins to make some cards
Kim's challenge was Dramatic Black and Gold...

My first card took 40 mins - including an epic fail at trying to use some Foil and Flocking embossing powder and foil - think my powder is too old...  look at this mess!

So I turned my card stock over and tried again... this time with Ranger's Platinum Embossing powder...

I added some splatters with a Close to my Heart gold sparkle pen.

And while hubby was washing both cars, I took about an hour to do another one

I got to foil on this one.  I added some double sided tape along the bottom and side of my card and added the gold foil.   I gold embossed the Hero Arts Poppies onto the black card and then used some bleach to paint the flowers.  My idea was to bleach then use some gold paint to colour the poppies, but when I dried the bleach the colour was quite golden looking so I just left it as it was.

Nice to have fun playing for fun's sake.  I've been so busy of late working on design team cards to get myself ahead, it really is nice to just play!

enjoy your weekend.  We are off to our son's place later to have dinner with them.  It was his girlfriend's birthday yesterday so will be good to catch up, 


CinnamonSally said...

LOve the black and gold Dawn, so dramatic.

Betty Keefe said...

two wonderful cards Dawn - the gold spatters add so much!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Glad I'm not the only one who has epic fails! But you turned it around beautifully Dawn. Your cards are utterly fabulous!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Maxine D said...

I had to smile when you said you turned the card over and started again - I always say that card has two sides for a reason!!
Love the results of both cards Dawn - hope you enjoyed your dinner as much as your crafting

Greta said...

Great theme fro the scramble & beautiful cards, Dawn! I need to get out my foil! Haven't used bleach in a long time--may have to do that, too!

Monika Reeck said...

wooow that ranger platinum emboss powder looks great on your card Dawn the second one I have that stamp too
both are beautifully made Dawn

Brawny said...

Gorgeous cards x