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Sunday 24 July 2011

OSAAT #72 - Pearls & Swirls

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At A Time it is to feature
Pearls & Swirls on your design.

We have 2 prizes up for grabs this week from Digi's With Attitude

If you don't already subscribe to the Stitchy Bear Newsletter I would suggest that you sign up as you will always be kept up to date with the latest image news.

In the spotlight this week is my team mate Josephine who is extremely talented. I am honoured to work with her on 2 DT's and she constantly amazes me with the work she produces. We are very lucky to have her.

Pop over to the store and make sure you sign up for it. While you are there don't forget that for the Month of July we have a new store collab with the theme of Weddings & Sympathy which is free with a $10 purchase.

We have an amazing opportunity for you too. To celebrate the ad campaign we are having in Papercraft Essentials Magazine and to reward our loay followers we are having a "Pretty in Print" contest.

Who wouldn't want the opportunity to be published ? Please click on the link above to be taken to the post on OSAAT which explains all the rules for entry.

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For my card I was fortunate to use a Gingerloft image called Vintage Peacock. This is the 2nd Peacock card I have done this week and the lovely thing is that both the images and the style of the card are very different.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers in shades of blues & turquoise.(another blue one Janey xxx) I have added some blue glitter glue and a smattering of a clear Sakura glitter pen. The image was matted on scrap card and mounted on 3d foam.

The card layout is from a sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I covered an irridescent card with a sheet of embossed metallic paper by Kanban. The paper has the most gorgeous silver swirls in it and it is so very elegant. It fitted the challenge them perfectly but more importantly I think it really complements the grace and beauty of the digi design. I used matching blue paper to create a ribbon with a Martha Stewart punch.

The three lines on the sketch i couldn't think what to do. Twine didn't seem classy enough and i had no very thin ribbon that I felt would look right then I suddenly remembered funky fibres......remember them???? I have a tub with assorted fibres and wools etc and found the PERFECT MATCH for the colours and everything, don't you just love it when that happens?? All the card required to finish off was a sentiment from my stash and some Kanban pearls which are in a dark bluey grey.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - A5
Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches #103
Papers - Kanban
Image - Vintage Peacock by Gingerloft
Tools - 3D Foam, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Promarkers
Embellishments - Pearls, Sakura Glitter, glitter glue, Funky Fibres
Techniques - Punching

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


stampingmarianne said...

Love the colors of the card and the peacock! Beautiful!!
Have a good weekend!

Deb said...

Gorgeous peacock and such fabulous coloring, your feathers are the perfect touch

Deb said...

Gorgeous peacock and such fabulous coloring, your feathers are the perfect touch

Unknown said...

Another fantastic card, this is so elegant and beautiful xxx

Melissa Craig said...

Goodness this is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Nancy Wethington said...

How pretty! and all those fibers really bring out the colors. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Dawn said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us this week at TMS!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is just as gorgeous as the last. I love the fibers and those beautiful pearls.

Thanks for getting wild with us {again}at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.

Marjo said...

Beautiful card Mandy, xoxo Marjo

Gorse Auto Detailing said...

This definitely qualifies for our "Wild" challenge at Fresh Brewed! The way you designed this layout and used those fibres is just wild, in a GREAT way! Perfect layout and colors!!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Fresh Brewed Designs "Get Wild" Challenge.


WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Denise said...

Lovely card - fantastic peacock.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Linda Anderson said...

What a stunning card!!! Beautifully colors on your peacock!!! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Get Wild Challenge.


Love crafts forever said...

Hi Mandy. Both of your cards are gorgeous, and i loooove that butterfly card on the top.
Hugs Nat

paper fun said...

I love peacocks and your's is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Peggysue said...

Very appealing card Mandy. Love that wild twine. Thank you for joining our Wings challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Gorgeous Mandy! Loving the stamp. Thanks for playing with 2 Cute Rubber stamps this week.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful peacook, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden. good luck.
Kevin xx

Zulma said...

Cute card with beautiful colors. TFS with us at Lollipop Crafts and 2SC.
Zulma DT

Sue said...

Pretty Peacock, lovely papers. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Jill said...

What an elegant card!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week!
Good luck and I hope to see you again
Hugs, Jill

Ellibelle said...

Stunning card Mandy Love the ribbons and such a gorgeous image! Thank you so much for sharing!

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this, its beautiful! I was admiring the photo of you at the butterfly place-I am ever so envious! Elaine-xxx-

Gaynor Greaves said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Georgina said...

A lovely card. Pretty image. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Heike said...

This card is grogeous.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x