Thursday, August 19, 2010

PWCO Challenge - Day 4

Hey Everyone...

Yes, i am alive... have managed to survive these past 24 hours... its been ages since i hve been so nervous about something... the last time i underwent such pangs were probably during my CA exam days...
there's a funny thing i learnt this time around... whenever in the past i have participated in challenges, its been me-on-my-own kind of a thing... basically a very chiiled out affair... However!!! this team challenge got me going so crazy... more for 2 reasons:

* it was like ... ok so it's 8.30pm... challenge's up... and then the mind goes blank... suddenly i started dreading even having said yes to taking part in it...

* and 2nd and the most important, because i was sure my teams' going to be let down by performance...

things which would otherwise take me few minutes to do, took hours!!! yeah, i am a self declared one helluva CRAZY person!!!

Anyways, to cut the crap short... the 4th and the last Challenge went up on Paperworks & Co. and it was a Technique Challenge:

Make your own designer paper, must include a picture of the paper you made before you used it in the card/project.  You can use various techniques to make your designer paper (ie:  shaving cream, marbling, embossing etc) or do multiple stamping on pretty paper.  As long as you’re within the animal theme, it would be fine!

and here's my take on it...

Isn't this image adorable... it's been kindly donated to us by the
sponsors Chi Chi Memories...

We had to create our very own design paper and then use it in our projects...

Had quite a lot of fun doing this... and this how i went about it...

took a plain red paper and bleached it so that it lost some of its gloss and that christmasy red feel was toned down to a more subtle red...

then i cut out a circle and punched in some dots
to create a polka dotted effect...

then i assembled all possible sentiments i had in a grid kinda format and put them on a plastic box lid (since i don't have this big a stamping block), stamped them onto my precut circle and embossed it... i then layered it on a circle cut out of a plain white cardstock... and there you go!!!

the fun part was the detailing... today i used up almost a year long supply of my
double sided tape to give loads of dimensions...

real objects like cotton balls, grass, jute, band-aids and blood (lolzzz... just kidding abt the last one :))

a handcut tree with lightly embossed veins, tiny leaves, gross grain ribbon stuffed with some self made pins...
and yes, the sentiment!!! by Chi Chi Memories again... ;)

The card is up over at Splicoaststampers Gallery... pls do some love there for the Indie Stampers :)
am also entering this card for the PWCO Sunday Sketch #46 Challenge.

Phew, so the challenge came to a close today, however voting starts 22nd Aug... will be back with more details on how to go about it... Please guys, do take out a minute or two and vote for us... that's Smita, Spardha, Tejal and me... we need all your love and support!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!


  1. Hey....I've been waiting the whole day to see your answer to this challenge. Fabulous work.... the tree, leaves, ribbon rope, everything. Wish I could see the tree trunk up close. The embossing looks great. Now the waiting begins for the vote. You guys have mine for sure.

  2. god u scared me by not even replying to my sms of hw was the i know wwat were u busy wth...OMG do u even realise wat a stunner u have created...its out of this world...I have no doubts in saying that U R THE BEST crafter we have in this COUNTRY...i m so proud to be knowing u...

  3. Lot of beautiful details and dedications of hard work. Thanks so much for playing along the PWCO sketch challenge :o)

  4. Oh wow! Great work! Love the little scene you've created! So fun! Love the lovely textures you've created! I'm rooting for your team!

  5. this is so cute! Love how you added an extra Little Bear to take care of Freddie! =)

  6. amazing shalini,love all the stamping and many details:))
    ya me too was waiting the whole day to see ur card:))
    hey,where did u get that circle border punch?pls pls mail me.

  7. I loved every bit of the detail that u have bput into this card....its sooo plain amazing !!!!! :) Love love love it !!!!!!
    The card is a stunner...!!!! The embossed sentiment and the embossed tress look gorgeous...

  8. OH MY GOD! I'M GOING TO TYPE IN CAPITALS SO YOU KNOW I'M SCREAMING ALL THE WAY FROM MUMBAI...THIS IS A STUNNER!!!!! ok so too many capitals is rude..i'm hyperventilating...gorgeous detailing..and love that you made another teddy to help the in the world did you do so perfect veins on the tree!! You know that I will copy this card?? yes i will and i need to stop talking..i'm too excited..your card will take us to the 100$ prize..I'm dang sure!!!

    We saved the best for last it seems!!! Well done girl!!

  9. Awesome!!!! Loved it to the T (Not sure what T actually refers to :D )!!

    Every little detail is superbly done! I'll be voting for ya!

  10. oooooooooooo, wow, u ladies are doing an absolutely awesome job with this challenge.........this is lovely, i just loooooooove the bear hanging from the rope

  11. this is fabulous!! i think you did a fantastic job on this.....and i KNOW your team thinks so too!!! thanks for stopping by my blog!!! happy weekend to you! :))


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