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October 28, 2008

CBC01 Wrap-Up


So, I sure hope that everyone who wanted to play got to join us in my very first Combat Boot Challenge (CBC01)!!!! For me, the picture had so many possibilities.  I saw so many interesting textures, colors, shapes and patterns.  Did you? 

DSCN5209 Above is my card for this challenge.  As you can see - I went with the colors for the most part.  It is made using a technique similar to the other cards (HERE and HERE) I have made with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds coating my heart form the Always stamp set.  This time I used this handy dandy Crackle Accents from AC More that goes on like Crystal Effects but crackles when it dries.  INSTANT cracked glass!!!  So, basically I cheated!!  The liquid is in a bottle like Crystal Effects and as it dries it cracks on it's own.  I think that depending on how thick you apply it, it cracks differently.  Anyone know?  Anyway, I HAD stamped the heart with my Canvas BG stamp and then sponged it in lightly, but just a warning - the Crackle Accents muddied up the SU! Kiwi Kiss classic ink and you can't see the Canvas BG anymore.  You should be able to click on the pic to see it even larger. 

As for the other elements of the card, don't look too closely at the Kiwi Kiss layer behind my Large Oval punched sentiment (the sentiment comes from Best Yet, the hostess level I stamp set).  I had to hand-cut it to matte it and I had to stop  myself from trimming it anymore to get it any more "perfect" because I was getting too close to the Whisper White layer and then it wouldn't have been a matte at all!!!  It's NOT perfect, but it will do.  That grosgrain behind the oval hangs off the edge of my card thanks to THIS card by Kristina.  :) 

The faux tearing was done by putting a piece of paper over my card to mask the area I wanted to keep white, and the edge of the paper I used as a mask had been torn. I first stamped my Canvas BG stamp in Kiwi Kiss and then added some sponging to it also with Kiwi Kiss. 

As for the matting behind the heart - well, I kind of went a little nuts, but hopefully it looks okay.  Basically I was inspired as many of you were by the "pops" of black in the picture and the overall white in the image along with those Kiwi Kiss pillows. 

I don't know if you can see it, but I scored on the base Whisper White CS of the heart image - because I liked the pleating on the couch.  I don't have a Scor-Pal, so don't look to closely at that either! ;) 

I hope you all had fun playing, and now it's time for the spotlight on one of you, followed by the list of links to the projects of those of you who played along.

The Random.husband picked a number and he chose number 1 - which was Tiffany's card.  I have posted it below.  Isn't that paper GORGEOUS?!?!  I love her interpretation of the photo.  Stop by Tiffany's blog and let her know how much you like it (go to her name in the list of links below).   


Each of you really did a great job and I'm so happy to have you play along.  This week four of you lovely ladies decided to join us.  Here is the list of links:


Cori -  you will have to scroll down to her post dated Sunday, October 26th.  It won't allow a link to a single post on her blog.




So...tell your friends to come join us next week.  The more, the merrier (and more inspiration!!!)!!  I hope you have a great day!


  1. yippee!!! I just left some love for all the other players! Can't wait for next week!

  2. I really Love this Card done in
    these Colors!! The torn paper masking..
    looks Great!! What's this "stuff" from
    AC Moore??..It sure has a great Cracked
    Glass look. You did a good job with your
    scoring..I just got my Scor-Pal today!!
    I can't wait to try it out!
    The touches of Black..are Perfect!
    After seeing this stamp set.."Always" used in
    so many ways...I've decided to add it to my list.
    You have some pretty great examples :)

  3. Really nice cards! I wish i could have joined but no time this week. Hopefully next week will be better.

  4. I just loved the cracked glass look ..just stunning. The color combo ain't so bad either :-)

  5. This is so beautiful!! I love the cracked glass heart and faux tearing!

  6. Very pretty!! I really like these colors together too.


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