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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kit one, pearl three

I can't believe that I haven't been parading my Pretties Kit around. If I could attach a leash to it and take it for a walk, I would! I suppose the fact that it doesn't have legs (or perhaps, more importantly, an animating force) could be a bit of a stumbling block. Then again, I would happily drag it around as long as its tin doesn't get damaged. Perhaps someone would offer to knit the kit a little outfit to protect it from severe gravel rash? Then I'd have a great excuse for some exercise. Walkies, Pretties! Here, Kit-ty!

I made the following card for the June Elite Challenge named "Perfect Rock", a colour challenge set by High Inkantationer Carol (another Carol-link!). The colours forming the challenge were Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, Purely Pomegranate and River Rock. I'm dedicating the card to my Pretties Kit, from which I used three cream flat backed pearls. Being a hoarder, I'm sure that it hurt me more that my Pretties Kit!

Baroque Motifs for Elite Challenge
Stampin' Supplies
Bashful Blue
Perfect Plum
Purely Pomegranate

Baroque Motifs set

Perfect Plum Textured
Purely Pomegranate
River Rock
Whisper White

3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch
Clear Embossing Powder
Cutter Kit
Close Up of EmbossingPretties Kit
River Rock Double-Stitched Grosgrain

I've included the close-up on the left for a better view of the embossing and one of the cream pearls. I reckon that the cream pearl tones in well with River Rock but I could be wrong!


Carol Dunstan said...

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL! I love the extra shot you have included here, it really highlights the embossing. And now that you mention it, the shadow side of the cream pearls do seem to tone nicely with River Rock

Lin Mei said...

Hey Carol! You are doing a tremendous job with Elite Challenges - thank you for setting such interesting ones and for tackling the admin too!

Marcia said...

Much work in this card Lin Mei and you have done a great job. TFS!

Lin Mei said...

Hi Marcia! Thank you :) You're right about the work involved - there was quite a bit of pouring EP, tapping, brushing and heating. The good thing was that I kinda knew what I was aiming for this time - when I'm playing around with an idea, the effort sometimes doesn't seem worth it because the design is not concrete.

Kari said...

Gorgeous, Lin Mei! I love how you've used the embossing, it really makes the scrolls pop! :) K

Lin Mei said...

Hey Kari! You're amazing! You always get the reason why I do things - I used embossing because I couldn't get the colours to pop enough without it.