Well, I finally won my first challenge! Yippee! I'm so honored especially since the other cards were so unbelievably gorgeous! The challenge I won was the last one held on Michelle Perkett Studio's Paper Craft Planet page. From now on, the challenges will be held on Michelle Perkett's Studio Design Challenge Blog. The challenge for this week will be to go to Michelle's Etsy Store and pick one of the works of art in her Etsy store and use this as an inspiration piece. The weekly challenges will be posted on Tuesdays.
My winning card is a digital image called Tutti Fruiti Mermaid from Michelle Perkett Studio. The image was printed on The Paper Company shimmer paper from my HP printer and embossed it with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder by Stampendous. The trick is to get the embossing powder on the image as soon as you take it from the printer when it's still wet. I choose heidi grace designs shimmer foiled paper called Beyond the Sea/Tinsel for the main panels of my card. The cardstock and matting are from Hobby Lobby.
Tutti-Frutti's gorgeous ring and the corners of the card were highlighted with rhinestones I found in a package of a kid's manicure set. To make her stand out better, she was matted on this beautiful orange mulberry paper I won on eBay. I've had this sparkly yarn for a while in my stash, so I used it around the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Adhesive Ribbon. Originally, I had tried to gold leaf the edges, but it didn't show up, so I used these Strasbourg rub-ons with some rhinestone bling.