Friday, 18 January 2013

Anything BUT a Square

A new challenge starts this week over at Sparkle and Glitter With Rick St Dennis.
For this challenge we will be accepting anything as long as it isn't square. So many possibilities come to mind and the other girls have made a variety of projects to inspire anyone.
Whilst wondering what to make and having a creative block I went scooting through youtube and splitcoast stampers as I do occasionally.  I came across a "petalcard" The sample they had was made with circle nesties. Guess who doesn't have any..... moi. The grey matter was sparked though. This is what came out of the murk I have the audacity to call a brain.
The finished project looks like this.
I used Rick's Mama Mumba Voodoo Woman image on the sleeve of this card. Coloured with promarkers,  cut out with a nestie then ink distressed with antique rose and a slight hint of black soot. The larger size cut was edged with red sparkle embossing powder before attaching the image. Some pearls and a flat backed skull with some home-made skully pins. Well voodoo and pins do go together!
This was attached to a piece of black card that had been folded to fit round the card and some scraps Echo Park skully paper added. The sleeve is secured at the back with a velcro spot.

This sleeve is to keep this shut
Five more pieces cut using the same die as the front. Four folded in half to form the base with the fifth to neaten all the joins. Papers are from a mixture of Echo Park "The Apothecary Emporium" and Bazzill Basics "All Hallows Eve". A spider web die used for the silver embossed vellum. The words that you see are from the Cole Porter song "You Do Something To Me" cut using the same family of dies as the base.

I stamped a skully stamp as the background for the words

 A valentine card with a big difference don't you think.

Your turn
Get those "Anything but a square" projects made and link them in to the challenge at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick so that we can come and be amazed again.

I'd like to enter this into the challenge at
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Lots of Layers
CDAC - Anything Goes


  1. Dang, Hel! Your card rocks! I really need to check out some card tutorials so I can get out of my rut of making the same type of thing. Your colouring on Mamma Mumba is amazing and your paper choices and embellies go perfectly with her!

  2. Great card. I totally love that image. I must get that one. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  3. Wow, very cool. Love the way this card unfolds. The image is really cool too. Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

  4. WOW what a uniquely folded creation ... love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us on CDAC. We're so glad you've come to play along in the challenges! I'll be watching for more!
    CDAC Mgmt Team

  5. aaah...Like Darlene I love the fold for this card. And the image is colored so nicely. I just love it when people show the inside of their cards! Thanks so much for sharing your project at CDAC's Anything Goes challenge!

  6. What a fun project! I saw that tut at SCS too but haven't had a go yet, I must try it, your version looks great. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers

  7. So cool, Helen! Love the image and the fab way it opens. those pins are just perfect. Might have to make me some. xxD

  8. Love it Helen, What a great creation, I love Cole Porter stuff so sang along while I read the song, Love Hazelxo

  9. Very nice! Love your coloring and papers.


  10. What a spectacular card you have made. I love the fold you have used. Thanks for the heads-up about the camera you use. Your photos are 100% better than mine. Thanks for taking the time to tell me. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  11. Fantastic! Thanks for playing with us in the Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes Challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  12. Love this card. All sides are awesome and love the way you coloured the digi.

  13. Helen what a cool card! Love the folds and the poem and ofcourse Rick's image! Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES , Deb