Friday, September 18, 2009

Friends with Flair Friday and a TTBDB Challenge...

I love a sunburnt country and this land with sweeping plains...I love the ragged mountain ranges, drought and flooding rains.... I love the far horizons...I love the jewel sea... I love her beauty and her terror ...It's the wide brown land for me....
What I don't love is living here and having to wait for my new Unity Stamps to arrive.... I am soooo jealous, Roll on the end of the month!!!

So, now that I have had my dummy spit for today.... It's time for....

"Friends with Flair Friday..."

This week for my card I have used the August KOM Stamps ...
I really wasn't sure about this stamp when I saw it, but I thought I would challenge myself and see what I could come up with....

I decided to keep this card pretty simple and wanted the stamp to be the main focus....Hope it worked!!

I used my Prisma Pencils to colour in the image and did a little bit of distressing...

Stamps: Unity August KOM
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Versafine-Black, TH Distress Ink-Walnut
Accessories: Ribbon, EK Success Border Punch
Technique: Prisma Pencils, Distressing

Ok, so now you need to go and checkout all the ladies that are so very talented and totally rock who are participating in this weeks Friends with Flair Friday....
Head on over to the Unity Blog and and leave them a little bit of love!


Before you go.... Check this out....

We at Twilight Tuesday have a new challenge.....

Beth writes:

Twilight did a wonderful job of capturing our hearts and minds, and bringing us into a world we may not have ever dreamed of before. Who knew a vampire could be so loving, caring and passionate? As an avid reader of paranormal romance, I know first hand how wonderful it is to immerse myself in a world so similar and still so different from my own! Twilighters ache for Edward. Now I offer you a new series that has gripped several of our faithful readers in our Books with Bite forum, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, by JR Ward. If you have read the series, you know what I am talking about. While this series is similar to Twilight in a few obvious ways: vampires living in current-day America, living on the fringe of society but not "known" to them, and passionate characters. This is not your teenager's Twilight, though. These are adult vampires, using adult language and living very grown-up lives. While I loved Twilight as much as anyone, I can only relive my high school years so long before I start to feel old!

The BDB books captured the "feelings" I got from Twilight, and I can honesty say that these are my favourite series books. The writing is unique and vivid and the characters are to die for. You will get to know each brother as they were real. If you have not read this series, I highly recommend that you visit our BDB forum for links, reading order and "ratings".

I am excited to offer up the first
Black Dagger Brotherhood Challenge. Our debut challenge will be simple and based upon the first book Dark Lover, the story of Wrath, the reluctant king of the Race.

Theme: Dark Lover. This is the first book in the very unique and intense series of
the Black Dagger Brotherhood, By JR Ward

Challenge: Create a project that captures the essence of Dark Lover - be it Wrath, or the Brotherhood in general, as this is our introduction to their world in modern-day Caldwell, NY. Explain what it is about the series that "grabs" you ~ since the vast majority of the BDB fans are fiercely passionate about their Brothers!

Ok...So I LOVE this series... It totally sucks (no pun intended) you in and you just cannot put these books down... I am only on my 4th book and if you are into the whole paranormal, vampire thing I can personally recommend this fantastic series.....

So for the challenge I came up with this.....

When I think of these vampires I think of ancient elegant race...In the book they have an aristocracy (not that the Brotherhood think very much of them) but it sort of reminds me of grace and beauty...and Beth, Wraths lover and queen.... So I found a quote that Wrath pledges to Beth in the first book and used that for the basis of my card
" Whatever you want of me, you can have."

I picked this paper because of the swirls and the font because it went with everything!

Paper: Fancy Pants
Ink: Versafine-Black, TH Distress Ink-Walnut
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Buckle
Technique: Distressing

Now, some of the other ladies at Twilight Tuesday absolutely LOVE these books as well so please go and see what magic they have come up with....

Beth and Tia ~ Alison ~ Jacquie

.....and if you want to participate in the awesome challenge please go to Twilight Tuesday and read the guidelines.

Lots Of Twilight Love

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