Sunday, 26 September 2010

Roses Challenge - Kaleidoscope Pendant



It's the last Sunday of the month, which means it's time for The Roses Challenge. This bouquet of roses is made up of the following crafty ladies, Betty, Connie, Kym, Kerrie, Olga and ..... oh yeh me! 

We take it in turns to set a challenge each month and post a picture.  
Note: It's not Sunday in the US when my blog post goes up so the girls might not be up yet!!!!

This month Kym got to pick the challenge and asked us to try our hand at 3D decoupage, or as I know it paper tole which is layering an image.  We were given a list of on-line sites with some wonderful papers we could use, and this one caught my eye. It's offered as a free download for personal use by Beci Brindley.  Do you like these jewel colours? 

I printed mine on one sheet of A4 Glossy Photo Paper which shows the colours really well and is also easier to cut with a craft knife. Four layers plus the base layer make up this pendant.   So, once the top four layers were cut I used a Spellbinder circle die to cut around the base layer.   Then it's just a matter of attaching each layer one after the other over the base layer, using foam tape.  I added a Little Annabelle Sprinkle to the centre of the final layer.
My base card is a Metallic Purple pre folded card from Kaisercraft, which has a glossy finish and matching envelope.  To the front of the card I added a layer of Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue dp with some purple ribbon.  The little sentiment label was cut from more photo paper, using a Sizzix die. The sentiment comes from  Annabelle Stamps set "Flowers With Love" and is stamped with StazOn jet black.  Three more Sprinkles and purple ribbon complete the card.

I'm so pleased with the way this card came together and wouldn't hesitate to try another, there are so many images on the web to download.   Thanks Kym, I really enjoyed your challenge and hope the girls did too.    Do you want the link to try one for yourself?  OK here it is have fun........Oh and let me know where I can see what you make.....please.

Til next time................

14 comments:

Cathy said...

WOW! lovely card Sue - love the colours.

Patti said...

OMGosh Sue... the colors, the pendant,the layering... it's all amazing! I have to try one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is shear beauty! I could just stare at it for hours!

Shirley-anne said...

Wow what a great free download ! Love your colours , Ribbon and tag .

Nikki said...

I just had to let you know this is stunning it has so much going on it and love all the layers
hugs Nikki

Sandra said...

beautiful, just beautiful!
Sandra

Betty Benton said...

Thanks for showing the side view of all the layers! Your color choices are stunning. Now I've got to get my project posted!

Kerrie said...

How great minds think alike, your Roses project turned out just beautiful.... glad you have the site listed, as I couldn't for the life of me find it....

Olga said...

Oh My Stars! Sue do you know how gorgeous this is! I can't stop looking at it. Absolutely breath taking!

Michelle said...

Sue this is beautiful the colours are just stunning.

Michelle :-)

Selma said...

This looks like so much fun to create. I do love the colors. This card is beautiful.

CraftieConnie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, beautiful card, and beautiful colors, Sue-Rose! Lovely take on the challenge, Kymie-Rose will be pleased! I just love our challenges! Are ya ready for Kezzie's challenge, wohooo!

Marcia @ The Stamp Spot said...

Sue....this is stunning!

:) Marcia

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful layering of this beautiful flower Sue and the colors look great!