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Sunday 12 May 2013

OSAAT #163

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time 

Summer Sun

Our sponsor this week is CREATIVE CRAFT WORLD and there is a fabulous prize of 3 Promarkers of their choice for the lucky winner who uses a Stitchy Bears Store image 

Please head on over to the NEW LOOK  & REBRANDED Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet to check out all the lovely digis on offer from our great designers. There are 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. There is also a weekly free image with a purchase of over $3.

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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 had ben assigned to choose an image from Alipeeps Art. For those that don’t know Ali is one of our DT Members who happens to be very talented at drawing too. I have loved this particular image Butterfly Profile since I first saw it and couldn’t wait to use it.
The sentiment panel is a freebie from Phooka’s blog. I love inspirational  and uplifting quotes but could really see that this image would work so well with the sentiment. I printed the panel and coloured it with a yellow Promarker. Cut it out with my deckled edge paper trimmed and inked the edges with distressing ink.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I really worked hard to create texture in the hair and coloured all the pretty butterflies in the colours of the rainbow. I fussy cut (OMG, took me ages!!) and mounted onto 3d foam. The green card black has been covered with a lovely swirly paper from the First Edition Spring Feast pad and I added the sentiment and image to it. The image has been rotated slightly so she faces the sun. I added a few more glittery butterfly stickers and called it done J

In a bizarre twist on the day I made this card we met up with our friends who we haven’t seen for a couple of months. My friend Sue has been so amazingly supportive of me and my mental health problems and was remarking about how much different I am now I am out of the darkness. She was talking about how she likes to turn her face to the sun when it is shining on her fence at home and loves the pretty patterns. She then said that she could see that I was so much lighter and brighter as a person and it was now my time to shine. I swear she must have been in my head and I saw her the following day, gave her this card and told her why I was smiling the whole time we were having our conversation the previous evening. Yet another example of everything happening for a reason……

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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 – A6
Paper – Spring Feast First Edition Pad
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Distress Ink, 3d foam, paper trimmer
Embellishments – butterfly glitter stickers
Techniques – Distressing

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


Hazel said...

Your summer card is lovely, Mandy. I love beautiful quotes too and this one is perfect for your card. Hazel x

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful sunny creation. Love the sentiment.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Mimi said...

Awesome Mandy, great job of colouring Ali's digi and the sentiment is just so perfect. All round fab card. Hugs Jane xx

Josephine said...

Fabulous card - love that sentiment, and it is perfect for the image!

Unknown said...

You surely can color. The card is superb.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful artwork with us this week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Crafting Vicky said...

stunning card. I really love how you have colored it up!

Michelle McClure said...

I can't believe you fussy cut those tiny butterflies! Your story is so inspiring. Glad the card was perfect for the occasion, it is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog.

Valerie said...

Amazing. Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Cathy's Obsessions Still said...

Great card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Isn't serendipity cool!

I love this card: layout, image, and sentiment. Thank you so much for taking the time to join this month's Path of Positivity Challenge. Your bright and hopeful outlook is the exact kind of stop on the path that we need.

May the sun always shine down on your path,

Elizabeth Hart said...

Many - such gorgeous coloring of the hair on this pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.Elizabeth, DT at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge

Sheryl said...

Beautiful card love the colours and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

TRACEY MO said...

She a stunning image great colour combo you have used.
Thanks for joining us
Tracey dt