Monday, 23 November 2015
Memory Box Challenge - November
I was thrilled to have my card for last month's Memory Box Challenge featured on their blog. You can see the card and details of this month's challenge here.
I had an idea which I've been meaning to try out ever since I saw the theme for this month's challenge but it's taken a while for me to get to spend some quality time at my desk this month. I wanted to give my prim poppies die (the first Memory Box die I ever bought) the glitter treatment and then add some other MB dies into the mix. I cut all the dies out of white card and painted with Twinkling H2Os. The poppy heads (and everything else in the vicinity!) were covered in hot lava ultrafine glitter. When dry I arranged them and added a few stems of woodland branch. Sticking all this down was a challenge to say the least but eventually I got them how I wanted them with some PVA and Zig glue. A big bow hid all the messiness and gathered the stems together. I added some fancy blossom diecuts to the stems and gave them black centres with Ranger enamel accents. Not all the Christmas cards I make at this time of year are christmassy but I thought that the glitter and the colours made this sufficiently festive enough to put a small seasonal greeting on. I edged the card with Brilliance cosmic copper and mounted it all on a white textured tall card blank.