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Sunday 28 August 2011

OSAAT #77 - Autumn/Halloween Collab

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At A Time. It is the Final week of our Pretty in Print contest and for this challenge at is Autumn or Halloween as the DT are previewing the new September Store collaboraton

Who wouldn't want the opportunity to be published ?
Please follow the rules in our post for entry and good luck!!

We have a fabulous prize up for grabs this week, one lucky winner will receive the new collab.

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.

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 August we have a new store collab with the theme of Back to School & Occupations which is free with a $10 purchase.

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For my card I have used the Welcome Autumn plaque by Floppy Latte Designs from the Autumn/Halloween collaboration. I thought it would look great combined with the Sunflower Floral Frame 8 also by Jess. I adore sunflowers and they just scream autumn to me with the rich colours and great big floppy heads.

I combined the frame and plaque together and have decoupaged the flower heads in 3 layers and also the sentiment. All images have been coloured with Promarkers and layered up with 3d foam. I have manipulated the petals on the flowers and bent them forward so there is real dimension to them.

The top layer of the flowers middles has been covered with Crystal laquer and I covered them with accent beads. I have had them in my stach for absolutely years and this is the first time I have used them. I think the combination of the differemt shdes of browns and the little bit of gold really looks fab and has added so much texture to the sunflowers. I really hope the photo shows them off well.

The base of the card is an embossed metallic card from Kanban, the colours are yummy and I thought the swirls really added to the swirly frame. I am really happy with how this card turned out, to me it is the perfect card to herald what to me is the best season of the year.

I look forward to seeing your creations in this challenge and wish you luck with the last week of our Pretty in Print contest.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - A5
Images - Welcome Autumn & Floral Frame 8 by Floppy Latte Designs
Paper - Kanban embossed metallic card
Embellishments - Accent beads, Crystal Laquer
Tools - 3d foam, scissors, Promarkers
Techniques - Decoupage

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


Hazel said...

Your card is beautiful. My DIL loves sunflowers too. I have one on my card as well. Hazel x

Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant card Mandy, love the centres of the sunflowers. HUGS


Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card Mandy.
Hugs Nat

Marjo said...

Beautiful design Mandy, love your combo.

xoxo Marjo

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the sunflowers.

Donna x

StephC said...

Beautifully done! Great job combining all of those challenges. So glad you joined us at FYI!

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

Gorgeous card - I love how you pop-up the flowers. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you are feeling better today.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Mandy, Sunflowers are so pretty and just put smiles on everyone's faces. Hugs, Lori m

Diane said...

Thanks for entering the challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog....come back for voting!

Spyder said...

Lovely card Mandy, Love that detail on one side of the card, thank you for joining Quirky Crafts, don't forget to pop back in two weeks forthe voting!

Dragonlady said...

What fabulous sunflowers. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Deb said...

Gorgeous fall creation I love your beautiful sunflowers

NanaConnie said...

Marvelous sunflowers and gorgeous background dp! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week. Hope you'll continue to play in our challenges.
NanaConnie HSDI DT

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the Sun Flowers they are colored so perfect. I love the design on the side of the card. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Good Luck. Hope to see you again next week.
Debbie HSI DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous card Mandy. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.


Choccy said...

Such a beautiful card Mandy ! I love the colours and such gorgeous sunflowers too.
Choccy xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Simply beautiful Mandy! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week!

Davi said...

Mandy love your pretty with the lovely flourishes!! Thanks for sharing with us at HSI this week :)

Leah said...

A perfect fall card. Thank you so much for joining us at Heart Song this week!

Debby said...

Beautiful sunflowers! Thanks for joining us at FYI.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, lovely colouring, thanks for playing with us at the Papercrafting Journey, good luck, blessings Hilde

Julie said...

Great design and color choices. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

ahlers5 said...

Very pretty. Love the addition of the beads, Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Caro said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts this time.

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, your card is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck.


Dana Joy said...

Whoa.....those are some awesome sunflowers. Thanks for playing with us at the Heart Song Inspiration challenge.

Sarah said...

Hi Mandy, awesome card! Love the beads in the center of the flowers. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Jeanette said...

Hi Mandy, I love this card. Sunflowers are one of my favorite things. Fall will be here before we know it. I can hardly wait. Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week.


ladyjanet_56 said...

Love the portrait card it's lovely thank you for joining in at OSCC. Janet

Lisa B said...

What a lovely fall"ish" card. I love sunflowers so this card is right up my alley. I love how you did the center of the flowers...
Thanks for playing along with our Flower Power Challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Good luck!

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous Mandy, love it :-) Elaine-xxx-

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Beautiful sunflowers - thanks for sharing with us at IDIC this week
Debbie xx