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Monday, July 21, 2014

Letting go of some of the hoard.

 
Hi All, I made this background while I was working on my gdt piece for Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge Who's the Boss.  I will show the one I made for the challenge on Friday, once I made the background I could not decide what to do with it, until today.  The background is from Bird, I cut it into a stencil so I could use up some of the beautiful embossing glitter I bought last year with birthday money.  I bought 2 jars of this beautiful Recollections embossing powder, but it also had some big pieces of glitter in it so I could not find a place for it to work out in the past.  It works beautifully on this stenciled background though. I laid out some embossing paste then the glittered embossing powder on top so it has a lot of dimension to it.   The other die cut is as old as the hills also ( 9/11/09 ) it came from the Vintage Moth blog, it was just a picture but I brought it into my Make The Cut program and did a pixel trace to turn it into a cut file for my electronic cutting machine the KNK Zing.  The lovely netting goes back to when my daughter worked for Zainy Brainy while she was in high school (she's now 29 yrs old), I have a jumbo roll we bought when they went out of business.  And to my surprise, when I went to peel off one of the rhinestones for her earrings I found out they were actually brads, ha ha, I grabbed them at the Customer Garage Sale at My Craft Store 1 year ago.  I paid 25 cents for a full card of them, they were in someone else's stash for quite a long time too.  Well, I am not that good at coloring so I used some Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen along with a little worn lipstick pink for the skin tones and then weathered wood for her hair.  I wove the netting in and out of the cuts in the hat, then cut some of the stencil pieces out of the envelope liner to make it match. 
It would be great if you could join in at Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge Who's the Boss.  Great way to push yourself to use up some of that hoarded stash., and have some fun too.

I just found a fabulous challenge site called COUNTRY VIEW CHALLENGE and they are looking for something "Stenciled" for their challenge STENCIL IT, perfect for my stenciled background.

And 1 more fun challenge I found called VINTAGE CHALLENGE, they are looking for me NOT TO USE STAMPS  So this die cut and stenciled piece will fit perfectly in that challenge.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
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33 comments:

  1. Interesting card. Unique card and great use of some of the hoard.

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  2. What a beautiful card, you have excelled yourself here! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Awesome creativity once again. Just adore that stylish hat ensemble. Looks like she is on her way to the queen's garden party.
    {I would love you to take part in my 900 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  4. that hat is fabulous, diane:) love it! have a great week!

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  5. Oh I just love her fancy hat! Beautiful card, Diane! Oh I have so much hoarded stuff! Hugs!

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  6. Oh my I am totally blown away by this design ! you are amazing :)

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  7. Beautiful card! I like using embossing paste...but I struggle with it...My cards never seem to turn out right using it...but You sure know how to use it...Looks great on this card!

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  8. Great card, Diane. Love the 3D effect. Hoarders Ann. is hoot - 'cause, you know, that's what we all are (secretly, of course). The colour is lovely too. hugs, Donna

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  9. Oh my Diane this is absolutely stunning - love it.

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  10. Beautiful Diane! Love her fancy facinator! Looks like something one would wear to the Kentucky Derby! Love it!

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  11. Hi Diane, this card is stunning. You really made good use of your stash and from that came this wonderful masterpiece. I love the background and the embossing. Her hat and the earring make it perfect. As always you come up with something amazing right down to the envelope.
    Hugs

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  12. Hi Diane!! I'm not getting your blog in my email for some reason & I was getting worried!!! Glad to see you are creating up a storm (so much talent!!) and I am going to re-sub via email again. Good to see you XOXOX

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  13. The bits and pieces you pulled from your stash turned into a beautiful work of art! Love how you've woven the tulle through the die cut and your use of the distress inks to add subtle coloring is perfect!! Lovely work! You showed your hoard that you're the boss!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  14. HI Diane, fabulous! Love the background and the image is perfect to complement it, love it! Hugs Carole Z X

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  15. Beautiful card, Diane! Love the hat!

    Have a nice week!
    Gaby

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  16. Great use of your materials! I love the silhouette.

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  17. Great use of the hoard, lovely work! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  18. Love your details on here!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  19. Oh so pretty Diane! I love the purple and black together! So elegant with the beautiful tulle in her hat!

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  20. What a beautiful card. Gorgeous glittery embossing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  21. Love the embossing...but the netting you added to the hat steals the show for me. How clever! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  22. So beautiful Diane, love that hat esp. :) Viv xx

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  23. Wow! Stunning and that hat is Fantastic with that earring! WOW!

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  24. Oh this is one stunnig hat hun just brilliant hun love it hugs cheryl xxx

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  25. Beautifully done! Thanks for dropping by my blog with such a nice comment, and for becoming a follower. I'm following you now, too! I love new friends, don't you? Hugs...

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  26. awesome card love the color...lizzi vc

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  27. Can I just say: brilliant! Honestly, Diane, this is incredible! And I want to thank you for the invite to join the Who's The Boss challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  28. Another beautiful piece. Wow, you've been doing this for a while. Sounds like clever use of your stash.

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  29. Lovely card, the background looks fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at CVC. Sue C x

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  30. Purple elegance. I have such a difficult time "using the good stuff" that I hoard. This is lovely and the envelope flap is perfect. Creative Bliss...

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  31. Love all the work you did with the glitter covered embossing paste for the background! I love putting glitter on embossing paste too. hugs, July GDT at Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Sabrina

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  32. This is so awesome! Thanks so much for always supporting the Craft Hoarders Challenge! You are always so amazing! Hugs!

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