Monday, October 12, 2009

RSS Challenge 7 (skipped 5 and 6!)

Have been very busy so absent from blogland for a while, though I've been having the odd late night catch-up with my favourites. I have had a go at the latest RSS challenge - I did actually make cards for the last two but never got round to posting them. I've included them here in case anyone is interested! The challenge this time is:



So anyway, here is my entry for this one. The base card is cream and has been stamped with Basic Grey cobweb stamps in suitable shades of Distress inks. Using the same inks, I swooshed them onto glossy card and overstamped it with Elusive Images "Nature's Peace" stamps. The tree in the centre has had little pearls added, which have been coloured with a gold Promarker pen. The hazelnuts (or maybe they are chestnuts?) were also coloured with Promarkers then glazed with Crystal Lacquer. "Autumn" was mounted onto a piece of brown fabric with staples - I'm not quite sure whether it's hessian or a rather open canvas so I hope it will do. The central panel was matted onto brown card and the right hand one onto a patterned ochre paper.








These are the cards that never got entered onto the challenge - ran out of time I guess! Looking at them all together, I realise that I have no consistency at all! They are all different and there's nothing to make them recognisable as mine. I'm sure that's not good - the work of designers I admire are usually instantly recognisable as theirs! I'll think I'll have to try and come up with something ....


16 comments:

IsaNorris said...

Loving the catching up ;) And great entry for the current challenge. Thanks for playing with us
isa

scrapperjulia said...

Great cards! Love them all especially the one for the recent challenge!

Julie Ranae said...

Came by way of Sarah's blog...we are dear friends and thought I would say hello. Stop on over at The Open Window and say hi....also see that you follow Sue Roddis' blog...we are getting ready to do a 'special post' with Sue very soon...hope you will stay tuned for that....nice to meet you!

Tova said...

very beautiful cards, especially the autumn card !

Katzele said...

I don't know if it's your style or not, but I really love the first one ! I'm not sure to have a recognisable style either...

patcrafts said...

I love your entry card for challenge 7, very creative. Its made me want to go to Elusive Images site and buy Natures Peace stamp. The other 2 cards are wonderful too I'm doing the same catching up, making the cards although I missed 5& 6 challenge.

Fliss said...

Great cards Chris, especially the Autumn one-love all the detail.
Fliss x

veronica said...

love the autumn one Chris - a really different idea. When you do lovely cards like that, I wouldn't worry about a recognizable style!

Willy said...

Very beautiful cards, Chris!

nefertiti said...

Lovely cards! i love the first!!!

Melawi said...

very original card !

Sarah Anderson said...

fab autumn card Chris...love it, those trees are great:)

Julie Ranae said...

Thanks for your lovely comments...and I am so glad that you will be visiting!

My husband in from Manchester and we are hoping for a trip in early 2010 to see his mum who lives in Banbury. I will be taking the train up to see Sarah, which I can't wait to do and am planning some play time with my British blog friends!

P'tite Plume said...

Wow, great cards! I love the one.

kiki said...

beautiful cards !
kiki :)

Lesley said...

All great cards! xx



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