Monday, February 1, 2010

GC40: Random Redhead Challenge - Numbers

I've decided to stop swapping for awhile and concentrate on the online challenges that catch my fancy. While I have one more ATC swap to complete, I've started on the online challenges. This one from Gingersnap Creations intrigued me!

Numbers? How easy could that be? And yet this card didn't come easily to me. I found this great number paper (on the back of the striped paper surrounding the bicycle) and thought WOW ! I like that paper. The bicycle was stamped on a tag after I had grunged it up with Glimmer Mist and Distress Ink - this is a Technique Junkies' method called ANTIQUED GLIMMERS. I cut the bicycle out but it was just wasn't popping against the numbered background - so I used the striped side of the paper too! I wrapped Scrapper Floss (I LOVE THAT STUFF) under the bike and added a Tim charm. And after looking at it for a while longer, I took my favorite number collage stamp and stamped over the bike. If you look closely you can see the numbers - but mostly it looks like a brick wall.

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous PEN AND PENCIL
Paper: unknown designer paper, tag
Ink: Distress Ink
Accessories: Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz charm, and Scrapper's Floss
Technique Junkies: Antiqued Glimmers


  1. I LOVE your bike, Deb! Great color & all that Glimmer Mist--fabulous!!! Hope you're having a great day!

  2. What a beautiful card Deb! Your image and detailing are fab!

  3. Hi Deb, so cute!! I wanted to let you know I have a little something on my blog for you. No pressure!

  4. Love the vintage feel, and that is a TERRIFIC stamp. The number paper is perfect as well. Cool scrappers floss, gotta find me some of that. :) Hugs, Kel

  5. The old bike looks great. I´ve never done a card with a vintage look. Yours is beautiful.

  6. Hey, that antique bike kind of looks like the 10-speeds of my time! Awesome use of numbers and I love that tag -- I need to wear it around my neck!!

  7. Thanks for explaining your art process--lovely finished product!

  8. Beautiful card! Love the colors, the vintage images - the whole feel of the card is wonderful! Great numbers challenge!

  9. This is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!