Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Diamonds are Forever

Diamonds are forever

It's my turn to choose the challenge this week and as I have a love of all things sparkly I decided to go with the diamonds theme.  However when it came to coming up with my creation it was the diamond shape that took centre stage.

The centre panel was created by scoring a square of plain white card on my MS scoring board at 1/2" intervals.   I then rubbed distress inks ( Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Mustard Seed ) across the card and around the edges. I  stamped the Kaleidoscope Medallion stamp in the centre and coloured it using the same distress inks adding Glossy Accents to the centre flower.  The background paper was created using distress ink and Glimmer Mist (iridescent gold).  The flourishes were cut on the Slice. I  had a few diamonds just lying around so thought I'd use them for effect!

Now I'm sure you'd love to see what the other DT members and our talented GDT Von have created so please pop over to the TT challenge blog to check them out.  I'm sure you'll get some inspiration from their fantastic designs.

I'm looking forward to seeing your take on the challenge this week so please do join us.

Thanks for visiting,
Pat xx


  1. Gorgeous hun! Love it!
    Teri x

  2. This is stunning Pat I so love the center

  3. great diamond shape Pat - love that medallion and autumn colours

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Pat! You inspired me, because I was thinking bling until I saw yours, and I'm not a very blingy sort of girl! Your colours are gorgeous!

  5. Pat I love your design and the distress ink look of the colours is fab. Hmmmm.... I wonder if I can sneak this desig in and take part in the challenge. it would also mean another card for the stall on Saturday. Away to put my thinking cap on.

  6. Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog Pat Much appreciated!!xx

  7. Hi Pat
    Lovin this card, I wracked my brain to come up with bling - never thought of using the shape. Sorry I've been awol, have been looking but barely time to blink at the moment.
    Hope your basking in sunshine and that life is shiny
    much love
    x Michelle

  8. Hi Pat its a great theme this week, thank you. Love your card fabulous background diamonds and unusual shape. xx Zoe


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