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Sunday 11 September 2011

OSAAT #79 Anything Goes

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At A Time and I’m sure it will be popular as it is Anything Goes

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For my card this week I have used an image by June at Dezinaworld called Mother & Child. It is a gorgeous vintage image demanding a soft touch.

I very rarely do cards like this so kept the colouring pale pink. I covered a cardstock base with a pale pink paper which has a fabric print to it. All the papers, ribbon and sentiment are from a baby collection by Cloud 9 design from Fiskars that I had from a QVC outlet.

I used a sketch from East Sleep Stamp Thursday and made a ribbon lace and paper trim down the length of the card. I used a darker pink from the same paper pack, punched a border on each side, added a length of my favourite lace and some of the fabric self adhesive ribbon from the pack. I added a doily onto the top of this.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers in light pink shades. The mother I have decoupaged a second layer omitting just the lace frill at the bottom. I love the pretty dresses they used to wear in the old days and this is a lovely example of one. I best she had a corset in to get a waist that small though, maybe not quite so comfortable then? Anyhoo, the image has been matted onto another pink from the paper pack and a lighter pink card from my stash then raised on 3d foam. Finally the sentiment is from a sheet of lovely baby themed ones from the pack.

I am really pleased with the soft shades on this and how it has worked out. It is great to be able to work with images that push your boundaries and take you out of your comfort zone.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – A5
Sentiment – Cloud 9 Design clear sticker by Fiskars
Paper – Cloud 9 Design by Fiskars
Embellishments – Lace, ribbon, doily
Tools – scissors, 3d foam, Promarkers, Fiskars Treading Water punch

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


Hazel said...

It IS a beautiful image and you've done it proud! Lovely soft, gentle card. Hazel x

Choccy said...

A gorgeous card Mandy... I looove everything about it !!

Big Hugs
Choccy xx

Deb said...

Beautiful Mandy, I love your layers and that gorgeous pink

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mandy!

Rene said...

oooh, this is so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Art with No Boundaries!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pretty. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

sharon said...

Beautiful card, such pretty colours. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Marjo said...

Beautiful card Mandy!

xoxo Marjo

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Beautiful baby girl card! Love the doily too!
hugs, margie

Unknown said...

Beautiful card with lovely pastel shades - Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!


Kate said...

Beautiful. I love this image.


Kathleen said...

Lovely card, beautiful image and the colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs Kat

Unknown said...

This is so elegant Mandy, what a gorgeous image, love it xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Mandy! This is such a gorgeous vintage image and you have coloured it so beautifully in pink!
Lovely card!
Thank you for joining us for our Month Long Challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Use Something New!
Hugs, Sheryl

Melissa S. said...

Busy Girl Mandy. Thanks from Art With No Boundries. Love this card too.

Mandy said...

This is such a pretty card the layering!

Ann Whitfield said...

You've done this beautifully Mandy, thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Marlene said...

Wow! Beautiful card, Mandy! Loving the color choices.

Jill said...

Lovely girly card! Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic. Jill

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFT this week, x carol

Curly said...

OMGosh this is one gorgeous creation,
fabulous colour theme, I love the ribbons and the image is adorable its just perfect for our Challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge #99 Ribbons,

I hope you can join us again next week

I have some new Calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Joanie said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes, Joanie

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a gorgeous card to welcome that precious new life into the world. Thankyou for sharing this at Delicious Doodles'first challenge of the season and good luck

Anita said...

Beautiful card. That image is so sweet and I love the doily. Thank you for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

Janeen said...

what a great image and all done in pink it is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat in the challenge to use a punch.

Unknown said...

Fab card and thanks playing along with TioT

Amy Tidd said...

Lovely image! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous card...LUV the layers and all the pink!! Thanks for playing the Girlie challenge at Ellephantastic and good luck. hugs, joanne

Winnie and Patty said...

Mandy--this is a lovely card. Such a sweet image and lovely coloring! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Crystal said...

So beautiful!! thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Chelsea said...

Cute Cute Cute Baby Card ... Thanks for playing along at Just Some Lines!

Sammi said...

oooh this is a lovely card! Gorgeous!!
Thanks for playing along with the Pixies :)

Amy said...

Great!! Thanks for joining Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenge.

susan said...

Lovely card! Pretty soft colors and sweet image, too. Thanks for joining us at I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 72! Good Luck!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a beautiful , girly, sweet, card! Beautiful image and love everything you did to create it. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug this week.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very pretty - love the pink. Thanks for joining our New Baby challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Carol Hurlock said...

Mandy this is exquisite. I love the beautiful vintage image and the colors you used. Its exceptional. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is such a pleasure to visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing and I hope to see you next week.

Bear Hugs,

Annette said...

Mandy this is one pretty card, I love all the pink and the doily is so pretty.

Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week.

PS - I have blog candy if you're interested in entering.


Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our ribbon theme.

Marcy said...

Totally sweet! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Gale said...

Beautiful card. Such a touching image. Thanks for sharing your "Something New" with us here at Fresh Brewed Challenges! :) Gale

Naomi said...

Such a pretty baby girl card and I ADORE that sweet image! Thank you SO much for joining us at DYSU this week!

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous card. I love all of the pink too!! Thank you for playing along with this weeks sketch!! I hope you join us again! Hugs, Tracy

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I love the lacy doily! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Texture Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Sonia said...

Elegant and Very pretty card!! Love the doily.
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge this week.
Good Luck!

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous pink card. I think it's awesome that you were able to link your card up to so many challenges. It takes time to find them, add their link to your blog and then go back and post your card. WTG!!
Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week.

Sharon said...

A beautiful card - the sentiment is lovely and I love the lace.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Pink, Brown and White/Cream Challenge.

Sharon x

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty card, gorgeous coloring so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, I love that sentiment :)
Thank you for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card.

Crafty Boots Team

sue said...

Very pretty! Love the sentiment, too!
Thanks for joining our blog hop at Southern Girls :)

Linda Anderson said...

What a lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Something New Challenge.


Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Another stunning creation Mandy and you have captured the vintage look quite well. Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES and DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this time:)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

After seeing this card I can't imagine you having a problem with pastels or vintage as it's wonderful. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Michelle said...

very sweet card, thanks for joining us for this months challenge at Ellephantastic.
Elle DT