Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday's 'mojo' and a new DT...

Hello. This weeks challenge over at thisthursday is 'Mojo surfing...You can either Click on any random 5 of our participants blogroll links and take inspiration from something on each of those blogs or something on one of them or click on any 1 of our participants blogroll links and then follow 1 link on there and so on until you reach 5 links and then take your inspiration from there.

Well I ended up on Zuzu's blog and was over the moon as her creations are absolutely stunning! It took me forever to get there though as I had to get through 4 other blogs and they were all gorgeous as well...I love blog surfing as the inspiration out there is amazing.

Anyway there is no way I can come even close to Zuzu's masterpieces but she did inspire me to try different backgrounds and textures. On this card I have stamped, distressed, torn, punched, filed and basically grunged it all up!

I used distressed inks to make my own background...then stamped over it...then sprayed with water...then sprayed with perfect pearls in copper...oh and then did a bit more stamping! I threw chalks, inks and doodling at it and even though it has not turned out like I imagined I really had fun making it...and that's what its all about! any of you fancy being on a new DT? Sammi is bringing out a new challenge blog 'Craftymuse' which will also highlight her own images. I am thrilled to bits as she has asked me to join the new team and there are now 4 of us...but I know Sammi is looking for another two who will be asked to join after our first challenge! So if you fancy being on the team just take part in the challenge which is going to be announced very, very soon!




Joana said...

Emma is stunning , lovely the way you did the layers .

Joana xx

thanks for popping by :hug:

Cathy said...

Emma this is gorgeous. I love the colours, the layout and the image.
We are all well - Ellie has a ENT appointment next week so hoping life will improve! Beth is teething those last painful molars - I want my bed to be mine again!!
Hope you are all well and Belle is being as wild as she should be!
Cathy xx

Chrissy said...

I love this, sometimes I wish I had time to go surfing more. Lovely card - chrissyXX

maddy hill said...

Thanks emma for visiting my blog and your lovely comments x
Hope your feeling a bit better today - love you cards and keep crafting girl !
well done on your DT , andalso on your award !
love maddy x

Zuzu's Blog said...

emma thank you so much for sounding so enthusiastic!! I am delighted you enjoyed the blog!.. I love the piece you have created since. great vintage distressed look.
I dropped you an email and please please do get back in touch in January.. Its just not the best time right now but would love to put you forward in january with a few others that have agreed to wait till stuff has changed a bit. x

Foxcraft said...

Gorgeous work as ever Em, There's an award for you over on my blog xxxx Caz

nessy said...

stunning layout and muted colours ~ wonderful card emma.
hope you are feeling better!
vanessa xx

Belinda said...

Hi Emma
This card is gorgeous! Well done on the New Design Team you've landed - well deserved!! And thanks for posting your comment on my blog it was lovely that you took time to stop by!
Hope life feels a little easier for you, thinking of you!
Belinda x

CraftyC said...

Your card is fab Emma, will be keeping an eye out for the new challenge blog,Thanks

hello gorgeous said...

Hi Em, thanks for stopping by. I nearly left a comment on your post of 24th but I didn't, hope you are feeling up to the challenge of crafting but if not my thoughts are still with you.

Didn't know how else to leave you a message! xxxx

Helena said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours!

Dawn said...

Whew Em your cards are always sooo beautifu;!


Pauline C said...

Wow Emma this is stunning. .. and congratualiton on the new DT membership :-)
Pauline x

Sarah C said...

This is just gorgeous and stunning. I love that stamp too xxx

Sally said...

This piece is stunning. Love the colours and textures you got. Beautiful!

Rosie said...

Such a lovely card Emma! I have that stamp too! You've done it more than justice and I can see why you're on Sammi's DT!

bubblegum said...

Gorgeous card Emma - love the bird stamp. :)

Congrats on getting on Sammi's DT - good luck with it. :)


Kirsten said...

Hi Emma, I'm just catching up with my blog watching so wanted to say hi. Hope you are feeling a lot better. Love your new card - it's beautifully distressed! :) Hugs to you, Kirsten x.

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