Tuesday, July 17, 2007

DCM little extra - faking it

For our Little Extra challenge at
this week, we'd like you to "Go Faux it" Yes, all we want you to do this week is to use something fake on your cards. For instance you could make fake ribbon, fake brads or fake chipboard - we think you talented folk can come up with lots more "let's pretend" ideas so we can't wait to see your ideas.
Here's my card, I've gone for a 'Faux Fabric' look with some pleated and scrunched Daisy D Paper, and the 'Faux Printed Paper' made myself with some Stampin Up Ink that was brushed onto wet cardstock, and then sprinkled some salt on top to make an interesting pattern (this paper was used on the bottom handcut scallope, and threaded through the buckle)
other bits I've used are K&Company chipboard buckle, K&Company Sticker, and my own handcut flower from a lovely scrap of PP, and ofcourse my sewing machine :O)
So have you Dared to DARE yet?..... Come on I dare you!!!!

29 comments:

mum on the run said...

Faux fabric? That's amazing Gillian, it looks fantastic!!

Great card :)

Penny said...

I love this ! It really looks like fabric, all strokable :)

Lythan said...

What a great idea Gillian. I love that fabric look

Lynne.x said...

Oh Gill I was looking for your card on the DCM Blog .... :)

Love the fabric look - it does look like fabric too. Gorgeous.

Kathy said...

This is fantastic - the faux fabric looks brilliant

Leni said...

pretty card.

Elisa said...

It really looks like fabric. I like very much the belt detail in the card :)

Elisa

Rachael said...

Wow Gillian how clever are you? What a cool idea
Rach
x

Rein said...

Great card!

Julie said...

This looks amazing!!

Gillian said...

Amazing attention to detail as always, the faux fabric looks so real. Great layout and colours :)

Maisymary's Findings said...

woohoo trust you to think of something different ! very clever Gill ! lol

great stuff you've been making as always !

I had a 24 hr withdrawal frm the internet when my broadband svc was down !

smiles, Pearl

Carole Janson said...

Hi Gillian love all your creations I have just caught up, and the little Etsy's are simply divine.

Carole xx

Megan said...

Now this, I LOVE!! Gillian your card is great....I love those colours, and the design is perfect.

Megan xx

Anonymous said...

ingenious!
regards
p.a.r.

Samm said...

That's gorgeous Gillian, what a fab card! The material looks 'real'!

Samm
x

sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Gillian, and your 'fabric' looks fantastic.

Cheryl said...

That faux fabric is wonderful! Lovely card!

Paula said...

Very pretty.Love the colours.
My poor sewing machine is having to wait to be fixed, funds required elsewhere!! All I keep thinking of is things I could use it for & must dig out my minature one!

Andrea said...

Love the faux fabric it's so effective.

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

bEAUTIFUL Card Gillian I had the same idea about making a card with the paper like that, I just never made it ;) But this looks so beautiful! TFS!

Looby said...

My god this is beautiful! - as is all your stuff.
Thanks for the comment on my blog - it's Gravesend in the UK btw!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous Gillian it certainly does look like fabric!

Carrie said...

Wow Gillian - very impressive - I really did think it was fabric...

Clare said...

I love the faux fabric, it looks just like the real thing. A lovely card.

Melanie said...

i've nominated you for the rockin girl blogger award,details are on my blog :0)

Sylvie :) said...

Gorgeous card again !! Love the "faux fabric" you created !! and the flower under the strip of pp is a great idea !

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Wow! I really did think that was fabric.

I Scrap therefore I am said...

fun fake!!! Once again you have totally rocked this dare! Looks great :)
Love, P.