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Sunday 26 August 2012

OSAAT #128 Use a Digi

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

Use a Digi

We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps who are offering this weeks coloration pack to the Lucky Winner who uses a Store Digi

The DT are all using products from the new Mini Collaboration pack. There will be a new one available every Fortnight for 1 week only. The Mini Collab is free with a purchase from the store of only $7

Please head on over to the Stitchy Bear Store to check out all the lovely digis on offer from our great designers. There are always some freebies available and there is a selection of cut price Monthly Specials that change often, there really is so much to choose from thanks to our very talented designers.

Also, to keep ahead of all the latest news you can become a follower at the

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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This is my last challenge to be teamed up with Ali and she chose this image Lady Klimt esq to use by Hope Jacare Doodles. Now I have to be very honest and say when I first saw it I didn’t have a clue what to do with it and it is not an image I would have chosen for myself. However, that is one of the greatest things about taking it in turns to choose an image for your partner as it makes you go out of your comfort zone. As a result I am so very proud of how his card has turned out.

Having done a bit of research on the tinterweb I found a lot of Klimt’s paintings were in ochres, greens and autumn shades so I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers to suit. I then used Distress Ink pads in light brown and green and stippled around the edge to create a soft background and blend the colours together at the bottom. I matted the image onto brown card.  

The base card is Kraft and the green swirly paper is from the Daydreamer First Edition pad by Dovecraft. I used the last of a sheet of bronze embossed swirl card by Kanban for the lower part of the card. The sentiment is a freebie by Ginger’s House and I felt it matched the wistfulness of the image. I used a nestabilities die to cut it out and a Krylon gold pen to go round the edge. I used a new Cheery Lynn die Pricess Tree to cut some glitter paper by Papermania (yes I got covered in glitter…) It is the first time I used this die and I was impressed how clean the cuts were and it was quite a thick awkward paper to cut through. The glitter flowers and gems rae also by Papermania.

So Ali Thank You for making me work with this image. Through my research I learnt a lot about the Klimt style and realised that some of his recurring themes such as the swirls and tree of life originated from his paintings and are in fact ones that I really like to use myself. It also goes to prove that if you are taken out of your comfort zone, these works of art are some of those which you are most proud of.

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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 card are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Paper – Daydreamer by First Edition Dovecrafts & Kanban, Glitter paper by Papermania
Sentiment – Ginger’s House
Embellishments – Papermania flowers & gems
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Cheery Lynn Princess Tree die, Nestablilities label die, Krylon Metallic marker, Distress Inks & duster brush

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


Sue said...

WOW! Stunning card. I love the image and the colours are wonderful


Crafting Vicky said...

Your card is STUNNING. You are much better than I am when out of your comfort zone lol You created something that could easily be framed and displayed proudly!

Choccy said...

I would of panicked with that image. I think you shown such commitment to this creation.. Its truly paid off with this stunning creation... Its fantastic Mandy. Well Done !!

Choccy xxx

Unknown said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Mandy, Oh WOW this is lovely! I love your take on the 'Use a Digi' theme. Hope your weekend is going well, Judy x

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh Mandy: This is such a stunning card. So many strong and beautiful elements that draw the eye in to the heart of this piece. Just gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday for Challenge #42 - We are blessed to have you play along, and hope that you are having a great week.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Sassy Raggedy said...

This is a fantastic card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Sarah said...

a great design and colour choice...Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Sheila H said...

You did a superior job of coloring this highly intricate and detailed image! All I can say is "WOW!" We are pleased that you shared your amazing creativity with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Unknown said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love the colors you used.. and all the elements.. It's just stunning Mandy.. but so are ALL your cards :) K.. here's my DT responsibility LOL Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner! Hope to see you again next week too!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Unknown said...

I Really have enjoyed your Blog. This creation is really sharp, full of Talent.
Best Of Luck in the challenge.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous what a fantastic image so full of wonderful colours it is very striking, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty sentiments this wee
lorraine x

Crafting Vicky said...

Me again with a DT hat on this time! You really made a stunning card!

Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Mandy! Great card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Chana, DT Coordinantor

Shelby said...

Love all of the patterns and colors you've used in this gorgeous design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.


Andrea said...

Very nice card - great creation. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug

Jen Leeflang said...

The quirky colours make this a great creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at JACKSON'S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS. Good luck in the draw and please join us again for the next sketch challenge.
luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Crafty and Green said...

What a Super cool card!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!! Come back and play again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

CraftyGirl said...

Mandy what a stunning card. Hope you are having a great week.



Rosie Gustafson said...

Very unique card,love it! Thank you for joing us at Stamp N Doodle, we hope to see you at our next challenge. Hugs Rosie Xx

Tracey said...

This is beautiful! How clever to research the image traditions :) Love the colours you chose.

Miesje said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at SSiC!

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card. Love your colors and layout. Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Unknown said...

What a fun image! I love the patterns and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge!