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Sunday 26 May 2013

OSAAT #165

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

Use A SBDO Digi

We have a verys special challenge this time where all entries must use a digi from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet and there are lots of prizes to be won.

If you don’t have any images in your stash we have even helped you out by having a yard sale with 35% off until 31st May so what are you waiting for? Head on over to the store and use this as the ideal opportunity to buy the images you have had on your wishlist and enter this special challenge.

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This week my card is using this gorgeous image Fuchsia & Hummingbird from Delicious Doodles. It is such a pretty image and was crying out to be coloured.

Using Promarkers and Flexmarkers I used shades of pinks and purples to colour the bulk of the image. I printed out a second layer for the hummingbird so I could decoupage it and trimmed into the wings so they are layered up with different heights of 3d foam.
I used an old sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp for the layout and used this to position my papers which are from the Woodland Friends collection by Docrafts . The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is a rub in from Royal & Langnickel. Finally I added some stickles glitter glue to the end of the stamens.

The sentiment is particularly poignant as when I saw this image it immediately reminded me of one of the most amazing nature experiences I have ever had. When we went to the USA in 2001 part of the holiday was in LA. We went to Santa Monica on the bus and were walking towards the beach past residential houses, turned a corner and came face to face with a tiny hummingbird sipping the nectar from Hibiscus flowers growing amongst a hedge in someone’s front garden. It was absolutely fascinating to be so close to this little creature, you could hear it’s wings flapping so many times and it skittered from one flower to another and wasn’t in the least bit bothered that I was only a foot away from it. Even after so many years this memory brings me so much happiness and I am sure it will be something that will remain in my soul forever.

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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 – 6” Square
Paper – Woodland Friends by Docrafts
Sentiment – Rub on from Royal & Langnickel
Embellishments – Stickles glitter glue crystal, satin ribbon
Techniques – Decoupage

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

Allways Something Creative - #53 Plants or flowers
Alphabet Challenge – H is for Happy
CDAC Anything Goes – Any Handmade Craft
Desert Island Crafters – #54  (1, 7, 8)
Everybody Art – #237 Flowers
I Love Promarkers - #169 Anything Goes
Inklings & Yarns - #16 Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - #104 Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - #199 Anything Goes
Path of Positivity -  #2 Positive Quote and story behind it
Perfect Sentiment – #80 Anything Goes
Rhedd & Rosie’s - #7 Blooming Lovely
Sister Act Card Challenges - #8 Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers – Birds of a Feather
Whimsy Inspirations - #59 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday - #81  Anything Goes


Mimi said...

Loving this Mandy, great colour scheme (purple is my favourite colour ) and with the yellow - just perfect. Hugs Jane your OSAAT sister

Eileen said...

This is gorgeous. Love your vibrant colours and beautiful sentiment. Thanks for entering our 4th birthday challenge at PFP, and good luck
Eileen x

Zoe said...

Very pretty, thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Wendy said...

What a lovely image and pretty card! Thanks for entering Rhedd and Rosies challenge, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

Donna Ellis said...

Mandy what a delightful image, and beautifully vibrant, just like your pretty hummingbird, too. Love the "dotted" background panels - even the flowered panel looks like "flowery dots". A great sentiment - I wondered how you applied it until seeing it was a rub on. Looks fantastic! And also appreciated your memory. We lived in Santa Monica, and it is a beautiful locale. Now I am in Florida and have created a haven for 2 kinds of hummers. I never tire of marveling when they visit my garden. hugs, de

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh what a pretty card, love the summery colour combo. Thanks for joining us at I love Promarkers xx

Path of Positivity said...

That quote is just the perfect sentiment for melding with our challenge. Such a beautiful images as well. Isn't amazing how nature can touch us and the experience can stay with us forever? Thanks so much for sharing your talents a second time this month on the Path of Positivity.

May you always be inspired by the beauty of nature,

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful image. Hummingbirds are the most amazing little creatures, aren't they? I think they show how versatile and creative our God is. They also show His love for beauty. Your card showcases this image so well. Thanks for sharing this card with us too at Word Art Wednesday.

Sandra Wright. said...

Your card is so lovely, love the Fuchsias and that darling Hummingbird.Beautiful colour choice too.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies.

Sandie x (owner & head Dt)

Leslie Miller said...

Mandy, your card is beautiful and it inspired me to check out the Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet. I've put them in my favorites. Thank you! I love your coloring of the fucshias and humming bird. They visit our garden regularly and I even occasionally get to see one sitting still. I enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Mynn xx said...

This is amazing! LOVE the bold coloring! Fabulous images, too! :)

CraftyGirl said...

Love your bright happy colors on your card.


Your Sister OSAAT DT

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and I love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Pat said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Pat xx

Tracy said...

This is so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for this months challenge x

Loopylou. said...

oh thats stunning, I love those vibrant colours.
Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the PFP challenge blog this week
hugs Lou xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely Delicious Doodles image card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “birds of a feather” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Hi Mandy. I voted for your card. I just love this card. Such gorgeous colors, fabulous coloring and sentiment is wonderful too! I love that image and how you raised it. Gorgeous!! Have a great day Mandy!! Hugs, Gloria