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Sunday, 31 July 2011

OSAAT #72 - August Collab

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At A Time and to tie in with the new store collaboration we have a them of Back to School or Job Related

We have a prize for one lucky winner which is the whole collab pack for free !! What a fabulous prize, you will win all these fabulous digis :-

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 Tami, the fabulous designer from Gingerloft. I have been very fortunate to have worked with some of her designs and they have produced some cards I am really proud of.

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. This will be your last chance to get it before the new one goes into the store tomorrow so you'll have to be quick!

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 for this challenge I have used a fabulous digi from Delicious Doodles from the August store collab. When I saw the artists palette I was inspired to make an easel card and planned to actually put a picture that had been 'painted' onto the easel.

I made the easel by placing lollypop sticks in an easel shape onto the vertical part of the card. I made a canvas from a part of one of my pretty glitter papers from Dovecraft, mounted it onto a piece of chipboard for stability and glued it to the easel. I used a small brown inkpad to add a bit of colour to the outside of the card and also to the easel.

The artists palette has been coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and attached to the easel.

The lower portion of the card has been covered with one of the papers in the same pad. I have made the easel stopper with one of the same flowers as in the paper above and attached with 3D foam. The sentiment panel is a Marianne Creatables die cut and the quote is one I found on the internet that for me sums up all us arty people.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - 6" easel card
Image - Artists Palette by Delicious Doodles
Papers - Sweet Blossom First Edition pad by Dovecraft
Tools - 3D Foam, Marvy Le Plume pens, die from Marianne Creatables
Embellishments - lollipop sticks
Techniques - distressing, die cut, shaped card

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


Kos med papir og saks said...

beautiful card. love it

have a fantastic week

Choccy said...

Such a beautiful card !!
Choccy xx

Hetty said...

Thanks you, Mandy, for your lovely comment on my Craftchaos Blog.

Nancy Wethington said...

What a darling idea. I love the artist palette. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Hazel said...

It's a great idea and a really cool card. Hazel x

mamapez5 said...

A very clever use of lolly sticks. Love your card. Kate x

Marlene said...

Very pretty! Love your little painters' pallet!

Ann said...

Very creative design!!! Thanks for joining us for the House of Gilli Challenge! :)

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love the palette! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. We hope to see you again next week!
Debbie Dt x

Regan said...

Beautiful card, I love the art easel! Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

Shirl said...

I love what you have done with this easel card and adore your chosen image.
Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! Love the easel accent, so clever!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Tamie said...

Wonderful card! Love your idea of making an easel card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
Hugs Judith

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

You put an easel on an easel fold card! genius! I love the sweet colors and the way you designed your decorative easel on the front of the card. Beautiful

Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.

Kathryn said...

wow another lovely entry, love the easel and canvas, great idea! Thanks for joining in with us again at Anything Goes K x

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the pallette and fab design and gorgeous colours ,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Marjo said...

Great design Mandy!

xoxo Marjo

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fabulous easel card - love your paint palette.
Thanks for playing along at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Ann English said...

Clever and beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindys Place challenge!

Lynn said...

What a creative card and so colourful:) And I love the glitter!!
Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges.
Lynn (DT Member of GL)

julie_woolston said...

Just beautiful.
Thank you fro joining us at Paper Creator Crafts.

Julie xx

Unknown said...

Hi there - great little easel make, that sentiment looks great on that Marriane frame!
Thanks for joining the Get in Shape challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, good luck!

sparklingblackrose said...

Fabulous Mandy :-) Hope you have a good week :-) Elaine-xxx-

tt.scraps said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us on SSDS this week! Hope to see you again! I love the easel!

Unknown said...

pretty thanks for joining paper creator crafts flowers challenge

Linda said...

Wonderful card Mandy! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week. I hope you will join us again soon.

Sande said...

Stunning card Mandy! Love how you have used an ice cream sticks.

Thanks for joining us on "Back to school" challenge at SSDS this week. And also for Whoopsi Daisy's challenge. Hope to see you soon again.

Pop over to see a new vintage challenge blog It's all about the vintage. We have some yammy blog candy to offer on the whole August.

See you there!

Hugs, Sande xxx

Trinh said...

What a wonderful easel card! Thanks for playing in a MD challenge!