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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Woohooo I won Blog Candy

How happy am I? Well very, I won one of the prizes on the new The Next Level Challenge Blog. I couldn't believe it I've never won one before so I was over the moon. Can't wait to get my hands on it and have a play.

Well after winning their candy I couldn't not enter there new challenge now could I?
Here is the challenge description-

Our very first Challenge is to make an Aperture/Cut out Card - that is a card with an opening in the front. There are no restrictions on the size of the opening, where it is placed, or the size and shape of your card - you decide. We felt that by giving you this flexibility we will all hopefully see a wide range of different ideas and styles that we can share and gain new inspiration from in our own future creations. There is one additional compulsory element though - your card must have your own hand made faux Prima Lollipop flower/flowers on it. These flowers are really pretty, and quite easy to make. We had originally added a UTube video as a tutorial but unfortunately there has been problems with linking to this, however the photograph tutorial near the end of this Issue will allow you to read the make-up instructions on-line or print off as you wish. You can use one or any many flowers as you like, you can choose how many layers of papers in your flower and its size - its all down to you.

So below is my aperture card cut with a nestability. The image is a Fairy Doodles stamp coloured with Copics. I covered the card inside and out with backing paper and added 3d mushrooms and a nesty frame to the front along with the compulsory lollipop flower. This was the 2nd attempt at the flower as the first one just didn't work. I then added sentiment, paper lace edging,glitter and ribbon to finish.



Below is a close up of the faux lollipop flower.



and a close-up of the mushrooms.



If you haven't been to The Next Level Challenge blog yet, click on the link and take a peek. It promises to be a great place - more like an on-line magazine with hints, tips, tutorials and challenges too.

Thanks for looking
Take care
Louby x