15 Challenge

15 Challenge

This challenge was to celebrate 15 years in business for Michael Strong Stamps – the brief:

It will be your task to include exactly 15 items, design elements or embellishments on the front of your card, no more, no less. That could mean one large central design element and 14 accents, or three sets of five objects arranged formally or a totally random collection of embellishments, it’s all up to you. The other restrictions to this challenge are that you must use at least one MSRS stamp or a portion of one and there can be NO text on the front of the card. Remember, the members will be choosing the winners this time and the prizes will be extra special. Good luck!

I took an A4 piece of linen-textured white card, folded it in half and scored a few lines with my ScorIt down one side of the front for decoration. I then started on the 15 elements. One piece of lilac card; one piece of white glossy card scored into faux tiling – again with the ScorIt – and then a pale lilac bamboo image stamped on to this; nine shrink plastic fans with gold-pen edging and Glossy Accents dots; four corners = 15!

The colours don’t show too well on the photos but the lilac layer matches the colour of the StazOn ink used on the fans.

Voting took place over the last few days with all members of the enjoyMichaelStrongStamps yahoo group having a vote – and three winners were chosen, as shown in the last photo below.

Slightly different view

Slightly different view

Close-up of one of the corners

Corner

Showing all three winning cards

The Winners

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