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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Belli Blog Challenge #92 Sketch and Flat embellishments

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Hi- thanks for stopping by today!  Over at the Belli Challenge Blog there is a dual challenge- first a sketch challenge:
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In addition to the sketch challenge, we are challenged to use FLAT embellishments- stickers, etc……no dimension like brads, bows, etc……
Also, the Belli challenge is about using you OLD supplies- put away and not used in a while!  (What’s in the back of your closet???).
If you create a card- go to the Belli Blog and link with Mr Linky to join in the fun-we’d love to have you join us!
Here is the card I created for the challenge:
ShellySchmidtMay11FCDSwanbrayered52510
I put my brayer away last August, and have not used it until last weekend-I attended a Michelle Zindorf seminar. I took the Beginner and the Advanced classes (again!).  I had a great time and looks like I learned……something! 
I used Soft Sky, Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy on this card for the brayering. The accent greenery is embossed with Old Olive on the top and colored in with Old Olive and Almost Artichoke on the top, and for the reflection, Certainly Celery and Old Olive.
To complete the sketch and embellishment, I added piercing along the edges- I used 1/2 of a 1 3/4 inch circle punch for the moon and for the borders.  On the top, I made it a double row.  I took some ancient white fibers (remember that craze- what 5 years ago???), and dragged it through the Baja Breeze ink pad, then went through the top holes of the piercing with a Tapestry needle.  To complete the card, I added white gel pen highlights.
Here is the link to the Belli Challenge Blog- please check out the DT samples and link up your card when you create one- you have two weeks to create, and we would love to have you join us!
Stamps Used-Firecracker Designs by Pamela- Swan song, greenery from the Turtle Set
Thanks for stopping by- Have a great day!
Shelly

21 comments:

Sarah said...

This is just beautiful. It looks complicated, not sure I would have the patience for such an involved technique!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, you sure capture a beautiful moon glow on this great job of shading. Love your unique take on this challenge.

Kathy said...

You brayering looks fabulous, you've really mastered the technique. Lovely scene you created!

jdmommy said...

Shelly, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is superb!! WOW! TFS!

Amanda said...

Beautiful, stunning card! Love the scene.

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW Shelly - this is wonderful! It just looks so real. Very pretty.

Thebug415 said...

This is just beautiful! Stunning...I love it.

Joanne Gilch said...

Shelly, gorgeous card. you really came away from that class with great mastery of the technique.

Ceal said...

wow this is SO pretty!

Juliet A said...

This is stunning! I wondered if I would see anything brayered from you!

Maria Matter said...

oh Shelly, this is stunning!!!
you've created an amazing & beautiful scene!
take care
Hugs & blessings!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful moonlite scene, Shelly...the brayering looks sooo gorgeous and I love the little swan!!!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Whoa this is totally cool and you certainly did learn something playing with Michelle all weekend!! AWESOME!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very pretty scene, Shelly. Nice brayer work and great take on the sketch!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and serene! I love it. It looks like you learned a lot from Michelle.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Gorgeous Shelly!!! wow!!!

Dani said...

Wow! This is amazing. Beautiful!

Karen Howard said...

WOW, this is really stunning! I need to check out this class, your card is beautiful!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Gorgeous card, I love the brayering technique you used. The moon glows, how'd you do that?! Just gorgeous!

Anne said...

Oh, wow, now this is just amazing - love it! I've tried and tried with brayering but can't get the wonderful effect you've achieved - lovely, lovely card

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hey chick. I'm just now getting around to the CB hop and enjoying it so much. Girl that scene you have built is FABULOUS!!! Wow! The mountains in the backround and then the moon beams. Spectacular!