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Sunday, 13 May 2012

OSAAT #113 Use Your Fave


There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and the theme is

Use Your Fave

Our sponsor this week is Creative Craft World and the prize is 3 Promarkers of the winner’s choice




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Don’t forget that we have changed the prize structure. You must use a store image to win the main prizes and all other entries will be in a draw to win $3 to spend in the store

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For this challenge I have used this lovely image called New Fairy by Ike’s Art. I remember a time not so long ago when I didn’t own any fairy digistamps and never really saw the appeal of them, oh my how things have changed J

I coloured the image with Promarkers keeping to a very simple colour palette and being especially careful with the shading on the naked flesh. I created a second layer for the wings so I could curl them and add a real sense of depth to the finished card. I used a Nestabilities die to cut the image and used a pale green loopy ribbon to thread through the die. I have seen this technique used on other cards but this is the first time I have done it myself and love how it gives an intricate frame around the image.

The paper is a fabulous magazine freebie by Raspberry Road. I really like how the pattern on the paper created a soft frame around the fairy. I have added some die cuts from my NEW FAVE die from Cheery Lynn. Since I had it last week I have used it on 3 projects so I apologise if you are getting fed up of seeing it…… I used some scraps of card from my box and added some sequin flowers, gems and pearls. The sentiment is from HOTP and I added a couple of recycled shirt buttons to cover the printed ones on the panel.

Last but not least, lots of twinkle in the form of a spray from Crafter’s Companion and some stickles glitter glue on the wing. I am embarrassed to admit I bought the spray at the NEC in November and it is the very 1st time I have used it. It’s so pretty that I can assure you it won’t be the last time J

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Please pop over to OSAAT to see the fab cards from my colleagues on the DT. I look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Image New Fairy by Ike’s Art
Paper – Magazine freebie by Raspberry Road
Senetiment – HOTP magazine freebie
Embellishments – Buttons, ribbon, flower sequins, Kanban pearls & gems, stickles glitter glue, Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle
Tools – Promarkers & Nestabilities die, Cheery Lynn die
Techniques – Diecutting, decoupage

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

82 comments:

Hazel said...

Love those glossy, shimmery wings on your fairy. A lovely card. Hazel x

Jennie said...

Really lovely and perfect highlighting of the image with her wings and all the beautiful flowers.
Jennie xx OSAAT DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the fairy image. Reminds me of my wonderful daughter's studio work she has done of nude models. Wonderful Mother's day morn to find out I won Ch112 using SBDS Mouse House for my Mother's Day card I entered. My daughter who just finished up her sophomore yr of college will be home next wk. I'll celebrate Mother's Day when she arrives home.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Choccy said...

Adorable Mandy !!Wow thats a little list of challenges. Good Luck...:O)

Choccy xx

Abbie721 said...

Besutiful card, adorable image, great colors, thank you for joining us at LeJ this week xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and I love your colouring and papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Wedgie said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

CraftyGirl said...

Wow that is a lot of challenges. Great job. Thank you for joining us for our "Bling" challenge at The Stamping Boutique. I hope you join us again very soon.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
TSB DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Fab card and cute image....

marion82 said...

amazing card sweetie!!!and look all the challenges you fitted your card in!! amazing!! good luck!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!
hugs
xMx

you can visit http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
for my free digis!!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the fairy image.Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week
Claire xx

Chana said...

Mandy, this is so pretty! I love the treatment on the flourishes. This is an idea I will definetly have to "borrow"! Great project. Very nicely done!
Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator
JDE

Sandie said...

Fab card...love the backing paper and flourishes...

Sandie@Craftymess Challenge Blog

Mary said...

Love the way the flower flourishes entwine with the image. Also love the way you wrapped the ribbon thru the loops of the nestibilites die. Thanks for entering the Oozak challenge! Hope you win!

Josephine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mandy! Love the flowers and swirls - they finish the card perfectly!

Mema's Crafts said...

Wow Mandy, your card is absolutely lovely and I'd like to thank you for playing Bingo with Mema's Crafts. Looking at that list of challenges, I can only say good luck and then wow again.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card Mandy, I love those glittery wings and the flourish too! Hugs Julie x

Marjo said...

Beautiful Mandy, hugs Marjo

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is fantastic. I love it.
great job
Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the beautiful papers and those flourishes are stunning. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Electra said...

This is lovely-I really like her pretty wings! Thanks for being Soartful with us this week!

Brigitte said...

Such a cute card and I love how you put dimension to the wings!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

CG said...

Such a lovely card! Love her pretty wings, and that frame with the ribbon is wonderful.

G-ma said...

A pretty card...done a great job

Carolyn PCD DT member

Linda said...

Wow wonderful fair! and I love it.

Rebekah said...

wonderful! such great accents!
Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR!!

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautifully creative.
Hugs
Desíre
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Eret said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Mandy. Love your coloring and how you used your ribbon. So fab! Thanks so much for joining Digi Makeover Challenge at PMS. Hope to see you in PMS again soon.
Hugs and smiles, Eret

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation hun, love the layout & the sparkle!

Thank you for sharing with us for our last challenge at Crafty Emma's Store & Platypus Creek, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Christine said...

I love the little flowers on the flourishes! Great idea. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs xx

jonim52 said...

Lovely accents. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great Mandy...lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Love crafts forever said...

Lovely card. I love paper and swirls die cuts. So pretty.
Hugs Nat

Debbie said...

ohhhh la la, now there is a thank you. Good luck at TSB Bling Contest.

Debbie TSB DT

Jill said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Ani said...

I love the wings of the fairy! Thanks for joining our Fairy challenge at BMD this week! Ani

Donna said...

Lovely
Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

Gaynor said...

Lovely LO on your card, lovely image and embellishments, thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodles shop, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT xx

Sarah said...

Hi Mandy, wonderful card. Love the image and your flowers.

Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Sarah

Elizabeth said...

Love the shimmer!! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Chris said...

Very nicely done. I love the delicate elements you included. Your fairy is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.

Chris

Amanda said...

I love your design and how pink everything is :) Great colors and coloring, too :)
Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Mary Jo said...

Very pretty and unique! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Love the use of flowers on your card.
Thanks for playing along at CardMakin'Mamas.
Lisa:)

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card and detail! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

gina g said...

Lovely card Mandy, love the fairy image.
Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Pam said...

Definitely girly!! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sister's!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mandy ,,, wow you managed to link this to quite a few :-) Good Luck with them :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Scattychick said...

It is a lovely card thank you for joining in with us at Craftymess

Julie said...

Thanks for joining the Scrapbook sisters challenge this time Mandy,
Happy crafting, Julie.x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for entering the Craftymess challenge http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk

Beautiful card. Love the diecuts that have been used. Just the right amount.
Well Done and I look forward to seeing more of your entries over at craftymess
Lisa xxxx

Heather said...

Gorgeous card. I love the flourish vines and the little pearl embellies. Your frame is just lovely!!

Thank you for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
Hope to see you at our hop this weekend!!!

Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Jackie said...

This is very pretty and I love your use of roses and die cuts, they work so well together on this card. Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Cheryl First said...

Fabulous! Lovely details! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

((HUGS))
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Starla B. said...

Very pretty. I love the shimmer of the wings. Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

xx Star

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining us at S J Crafts this month.
Jenny x

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck!
hugs Tessa & Anke

Ruthie Lopez said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining at Platypus Creek Digitals - Challenge # 6- Flowers.
Ruthie ~DT

Geraldine said...

Loving your fairy image and the ribbon lacing. Thank you for sharing with BTC&G's "Spring is in the Air" challenge.
Geraldine

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey girl! how u b? hope all is well. gorgeous card and so glad you joined us at Digistamps4Joy!

Angela said...

Stunning work and quite a piece of art.

Thanks for taking part in the Craftymessers Pink and Cute Challenge with us.

Happy Days said...

Fabulous card and wow how many challenges?? :D

Thanks for entering the "try something new" challenge over at Delicious Doodles.

Good luck
Claire x

Bianca said...

Oh, what a cute and lovely project! You have done a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

Cammy said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Thanks so much for joining us over at Frosted Designs for our Fabulous Friday challenge. Your project is great! I love the stitching you did:)

TRACEY O said...

Beautiful card Mandy, lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

Teri said...

Beautiful card hun. Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time, good luck in the draw!
Hugs,
Teri x

Anita Scroggins said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!!!!

Denise said...

Very pretty. I love the little flowers and pearls. Lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

Danie May said...

Mandy this is another fabulous creation for our Flower Challenge. I just love the beautiful flourish flowers with the pearls. Thanks so much for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.
Danie - PCD DT

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Mandi, love the colours and all the details on your card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

Jen Leeflang said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at
Digistamps4Joy.
Jen Leeflang (DT Lead and Challenge Co-ordinator)

Amanda said...

Pretty card! The flowers and flourishes are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge!

Rosemary said...

Terrific card, isn't it funny how our tastes evolve, something we swore we didn't like and then suddenly we discover it. I also commend you for using the product you had in your stash since autumn, I have items like that as well.

Moira Gray said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining the Craftymess challenge. xx

cebelica said...

What a lovely card! I like the little flowers and the image you used. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Beautiful card, Mandy! LOVE those flowers! I can't believe how many challenges you found! I'm going to have to check some of those spots out! Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's May Flower challenge.

Maya said...

Very pretty! Love how you layered the wings! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

craftymum said...

Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

Hugs sarah x

Becky B. said...

So pretty...love the way that you used ribbon to stitch around the fairy image to create a frame - nice touch! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "May Flower" challenge. :)

suzARTe said...

such a lovely card, I love all the details you have included, really pretty.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)