Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge --- Paper Tearing

I so love the ladies at Bah! Humbug!  Last week I referred to them as the "Trio of  Tinsel" and Max commented that she hoped that "it refers to how we sparkle rather than that you'd like to hang us up LOL!"  I'm sure it's a rhetorical question, but it most definitely is because Max, Ann and Irene sparkle!  They pick very creative guest designers, too.  Just hop over to Bah! Humbug! and see for yourself!

Every week I look forward to the new challenge because they come up with truly creative themes and techniques.  This week they have us tearing and ripping paper!  I love the look of torn papers and distressing, though too often I try too hard to make it a "perfect" tear, whatever that may be.  So, I gave myself an additional challenge:  to tear paper that has a mind of its own, such as mulberry or handmade paper.  I selected three sheets of papers handmade in Nepal.  They are actually part of a notepaper and envelope set I bought at Barnes and Noble book store.  It proved to be up to the challenge, giving me a truly random tear.  I layered the ivory, dark pink and light pink Nepal papers onto a card base of ivory card stock, also tearing the right edge.

The image, Christmas Fairy Holly, is from Mo Manning Digital Pencil. I had already colored her so finding the Nepal paper in my stash was, once again, a very lucky find! I used the Nesties Deckle Edge die to frame her. There is a piece of gold mulberry paper underneath the image. Prima flowers that are sprinkled with sugary glittery, a sentiment fromK & Co, and gold cord top it all off.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, do yourself a favor and visit Bah! Humbug!  I promise you won't find Scrooge there, but you will find inspiration for the fast approaching holiday season!

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Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is absolutely gorgeous. even your embossing on the image is perfect. i cannot get mine to emboss nice at all!!! probably because i use crap cardstock! lol

hugs :)

Graphicat said...

Adorable Barb! I love the colours and I think your tears ARE "perfectly random!" :o) I keep meaning to join in the challenge at Bah humbug...perhaps tonight I should pull out some Christmas stuff.... :o)

Heather said...

This is stunning Barb!!! You really work magic with your images!!! WOW!!! I am rendered speechless!!! Beautiful.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful card Barb! I chose the same image for Mo's challenge this week. Isn't she adorable? ~jeni :)

Irene said...

Hello Barb

Thank you so much for your kind and sweet comments, you have me blushing to the roots of my hair!!!

What a stunning card, I love it. Your paper tearing is awesome and so perfect for our challange. Mo's digital image is gorgeous and wonderfully coloured in. A gorgeous soft and gentle colour choise. Perfect.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah! Humbug!


Debs said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, love the colours you have chosen. Mo's images are fab and I love the glittery flowers. Oh and thanks for your comments about the Guest DT, I really enjoyed my month with the triffic trio.
Take Care Debs xx

Ann said...

Oh Barb you do say the most wonderful things about us at Bah! Humbug! Like Irene I too am blushing - we're not a fancy DT - just a group of friends who wanted to get ready for Christmas early and maybe urge others along too.
It's been such fun this year and it's so great to see our friends joining in each week.
Your creation with the torn paper is just - well - stunning. How brave of you to really go for it and it's worked a treat too.
A great card.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Max said...

Oh My Giddy Aunt Barb ... the heat coming from our cheeks would keep an eskimo warm let me tell you! The brightest stars of Bah! Humbug! are the lovely crafters who regularly join us - you and others like you who bring enthusiasm to our challenges and share your own fabulous ideas with us. Thank you xxx
Once again you have risen to our challenge and created a wonderful card - the papers have torn beautifully and I love how you have staggered them beneath your image to show off their individual colours.

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Barb! That image is adorable. I love the papers and colors. Every detail is perfection!