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Sunday, 22 July 2012

OSAAT #123 Olympics Inspired


There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and the theme is in honour of the Olympic Games



We want to see a project inspired by the picture, Olympics or Sports

Our sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen and the prize is a £10 voucher for the store



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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 some gorgeous masculine papers by Panda Bear Designs called Doodle Boys. You get 11 papers for only $2.50  Digi papers are great to work with as you can easily manipulate them to change the scale as I have demonstrated in this project.  I teamed the papers up with a fabulous image by Stitchy Stamps called Four Iron.

I knew I wanted to have a go at paper piecing some of the elements on this image so printed out a section of the papers in full size for use on the card. The plaid pattern would be perfect for piecing the top and golf club cover but the scale was too large so I made it a lot smaller and overlaid parts of the digital image so I could cut them out. You can see in the closeup below that I pieced the brown strips on the golf bag too.




I used mainly browns and blue throughout, colouring with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers to match the colours in the paper. The mottle blue paper is a scrap of parchment paper I had in my scraps box that matched perfectly.

I added a strip of ribbon across the bottom and found this amazing button in my stash. I got it in a bad of vintage buttons when I went to a craft and food fair at a National Trust property at Christmas. It’s just plain old dark blue on one side and then this side has the most amazing sparkle, like Mica pieces suspended inside it. I just popped a bit of bakers twine through the holes and tied a knot.

The rosette was made using an 11” long strip of the paper x 3cm wide with narrow pleats. I taped strips of scrap card in a cross at the back to stabilise it and added a Craftwork Cards sentiment to the front.

As a printing tip, when I use digital papers I always use an inkpad to add some colour to the edges of the paper, either toning or contrasting to suit your project. I use a thin card to print on and the white edges would be visible especially against such a dark contrasting cardstock.

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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 – Four Iron by Stitchy Stamps
Sentiment – Craftwork Cards
Embellishments – Ribbon, Vintage Button, Baker’s Twine
Tools – Promarkers & Flexmarkers, small ink pad, tiny scissors
Techniques – Paper piecing, Distressing

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


51 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

fabulous card, great image

Sue

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That really is a wonderful button! Really love the paper piecing!!!! What a wonderful masculine card.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is awesome Mandy! Love the image and the colors you chose! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

My Heart Pieces said...

I know this image from Stitchy Bear stamp. Beautiful coloring, great piece of work. Thanks for joining with us this week at My Heart Pieces hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

McCrafty's Cards said...

A great card, I like the image and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Josephine said...

What a great card for a golf-mad man!

Nicolchen said...

A wonderful mens card you´ve made :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends and good luck ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

wonderful golfing card and papers! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Sports, Adventure & Hobbies” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

lovely card thanks for joining the digi doodles challenge, good luck x

Jenny said...

Fabulous card Mandy! Any golfer will love this! I like how you framed the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us again at Great Impressions Stamps!

Chris said...

Fabulous card, love the image and colours my OH would love this. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck. Chris xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Great card and brilliant take on the theme! Judy x

Choccy said...

Mandy i absolutely love this creation.. How perfect it fits with our theme. Well Done creating such an inspiring card on such a hard challenge :O)

Choccy xx

pinky said...

Brilliant card, perfect for our circles challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

Dawn said...

I just love that image! The colours you've used are fab! Thanks for joining in the fun at Dude Time Doodles this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sheila H said...

Paper piecing is such a cool technique. This is such a great masculine card. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Fantastic masculine card. Thanks for joining us for this "Anything Goes" challenge at Jackson Digital Expressions. Good luck and please join us again soon for future challenges. xx Rachelle JDE DT

Purple mad Alison said...

Great card Mandy, love the background.
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

stunning card thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

Christine said...

What a great card!! Thanks for joining it at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck xx

mags said...

A great card for a dude. Thanks for sharing with us at Dude Time Doodles and good luck.
Mags
x

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Wonderful creation! Such vibrant colors :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

I invite you to join us at {PIN}spirational Challenges http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com, too!

Happiness :)

Cheryl said...

What a great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles.

Tammy said...

Fabulously fun image and great coloring! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

nwilliams6 said...

What a fun image and great details!!! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles!

Dan said...

Great central image, really made me smile! :) Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation great colours, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested and have not already joined in the celebrations :)

lalkygirl said...

fab creation mandy ,love the colours and the design
Thanks for joining us at digi doodle shop and good luck
tracey x

Sharon said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles!

Chana said...

Hi, Mandy! Love your card! Great Challenge theme. Hope I get a chance to play. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Hugz,
Chana

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and image, Mandy. Love your color choices and the paper piecing. So glad you joined us for the Anything Goes (for a dude) challenge at Dude Time Doodles.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Great image making a fab card. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "sports" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

Happycrafter Shell said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

*hugs* Shell x

Amy Johnson said...

too cute! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Eva Gro said...

What a great card - fun and beatiful colors!!

Hugs Eva
DT friend at OSAAT

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card with fun image.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Sports Challenge, good luck;-))m

she3655 said...

ha ha I Love it Mandy, the image is Great and your colouring is Fab, Thanks for joining in with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude x

she3655 said...

Hello me again lol..... Just popped by to say thanks for joining in with us over at LEJ Design.....x

Lisa Jane said...

whata fun image
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
Lisa x

Maria said...

What a wonderful card, the image is great! I'm really impressed with how you've used your digital papers, I've never used them but must have a dabble now. Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x

TannyP said...

Your coloring is fantastic - this rosette really is perfect and the sentiment with it's surrounding dots is divine. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

Dora said...

Awwww this is so fun Mandy, I love the gorgeous colours and the funny image ha ha :D xx

Livert said...

Cute card.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Good luck!!!

Hugs Liv.

michele said...

Fabulous card Mandy! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Fabulous guy card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

stitchy said...

Mandy - that is beautiful if you can say beautiful for a little old man playing golf lol... excellent hun, love it :) - thank you as always

stitch
♥♥♥

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Great card!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!
~DEANNE~

Louise said...

thanks for taking part in SJ Crafts challenge. A super card.

Kim Kutie said...

Great card, I love the image and the color combo. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Danie May said...

I love the inspiration you have taken from the Olympics to create this fabulously fun card. Your colors and coloring are great! Thanks so much for participating at My Heart Pieces last fortnight. Danie xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Great Manly card!!Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!