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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DICO New Beginnings Challenge

I made this card for the Challenge over at Digital-Ink Co. and it really is prettier in real life:

here are the requirements taken from the blog

"New Beginnings DC0014
Our challenge is to create a card or layout using the following recipe: gold or silver/gray or black and something glittery, ribbon, and incorporate some kind of distressing. Also we would love to read some of your New Year’s resolutions."

This was kind of a tough one for me. I had this image from Reece's Designs and wanted to use it.  Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS  I started out with black CS for the base....light gray CS embossed with CB Textile Embossing Folder inked with black ink....black & light gray CS cut out with oval nesties and edged with silver leafing pen...sentiment cut out with deckle edge nestie....black organza ribbon..tag with 2010 written with silver leafing pen....I used silver stickles on the ribbon and card and glass effects on the truck windows. I inked all the edges for distressing.  The sentiment says  "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"  and is computer generated.

I don't normally make New Year's resolutions but I do have some things that I want to work on:
1.  Get my digital images and files organized
2.  Learn to take better pictures of my cards
3.  Do better with my swaps
4.  Keep on top of  family birthdays (they have a way of sneaking up on me) and get cards mailed on time
5.  Learn how to say No...I sew for a living full time and end up with tons of side jobs that I don't want to do        because I can't say no and it takes away my time for crafting.  My craft time is important to me and I need to take it back.  
I think that's it.......and if anyone has any tips they would like to share for the first two I would love to hear them.

Go over to Digital-Ink Co. Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has done and get in on the challenge.  You could win.

I feel like I have talked your head off so I will sign off for now.  Have a great day!!!!!


auntbeespickles said...

Hi Rhonda, what a beautiful card! I bet it is better in person but it looks great here! I love the embossing and the saying. Wow, this is just great! Thanks for joining us at DICO and I really hope to see your work again!

sam said...

I think this is fab hunny and good on you for taking your crafting time back in the New Year - I intend to take mine back from the housework hahaha. Thanks for joining us at DICo and I look forward to seeing more of your fab creations in 2010
Sam x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Rhonda. Your card looks great. Great colour combination and I love your sentiment.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

stitchy said...

Rhonda, how beautiful you made that truck look..I think you done perfect using this old truck for New Beginnings..it just fits lol...card is just beautiful..Happy New Year and good luck on the challenge...

KymKreates said...

This piece of art is fab and on the close up I can see all the beauty you put into it. Thanks for playing at DICO and hope to see you again in 2010.


Harriet said...

This card is fantastic..... your designs are awesome and thank you for playing along with DICo Challenge.... See your art again soon.....


Mary said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the Digital-Ink Co challenge!


Judy said...

Hi Rhonda,

I think you did awesome on this card, and I'm sure the small picture does not do it justice. Glad you could join us at DICo.

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