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Sunday 23 February 2014

OSAAT #201 Make It Girly

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

Make It Girly

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet and there is a fabulous prize of 7 images for the lucky winner who uses a Stitchy Bears Store image.

Please head on over to the  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

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 was allocated Alipeeps Art and I chose to use this image Miss Peony. I was attracted to the rather wistful look she has and for some reason I could see her being a rather sophisticated lady with grey hair. This then developed into an all silver and purple card. Funny how one thing sparks off the look of the whole card isn’t it?

The image is coloured with my beloved Promarkers and Flexmarkers and I added a Sakura glitter pen for silvery lines in the grey hair and accents on the face. I used a brand new die which was a Valentine’s day pressie from my husband (purchased by me of course!) I used a small Versamark pad to add some purple ink to the lighted coloured card. I felt this brought the colour from the flower in the hair out and made it more prominent.

The card base is a sheet of A4 card in a dark purple with a layer of silver pearlescent card. The patterned paper is from a First Edition pad which has encapsulated glitter so it is not too prominent.

I used the  February sketch from Paper Poppy  for the layout and added some sheer organza ribbon with some pretty Prima flowers, a silver beadcap and a glitter brad in the centre. The sentiment is a diecut to which I added some small gems and also used one for an earring on Miss Peony.

I am really pleased with how this card came out. Definitely ticks the girly box but also quite tame and sophisticated for me….

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card size – A5
Digi Image – Miss Peony by Alipeeps Art
Paper – Daydream pad by First Edition/Dovecraft,
Sentiment – Unknown diecut one
Tools – Spellbinders Nestabilties Heart Squares Die, Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Sakura clear glitterpen, Versamark ink pad
Embellishments – gems, organza ribbon, Prima flowers, bead cup, glitter brad
Techniques – diecutting

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


Mimi said...

Just gorgeous treasure, and the the flower you have used in the corner is to die for, it is stunning :) :) :) Hugs Jane xxxx

Hazel said...

Called earlier and missed you so came back. Beautiful card, Mandy, and lovely colours. Hazel x

Laura Davis said...

Hello my friend, I am so happy that you played with February's Poppy Sketch! Your card is fabulous!

Shazza said...

very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Love the colours =)
Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck.
Marylee DT =) x

Chris said...

It is a very elegant card, Mandy! Lovely colours and design- fab flower! Thanks for joining us at LCI for our flowers galore

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


Jac’s Playground said...

Beautiful cared very elegant and fabulous layered flower, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

CG said...

Ooh, so pretty!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Very sweet card! I love that heart border! Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!
<3 Emily L.-DT

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Wow...what a lovely card...and the colours you used are exquisite for that image. I do love how sophisticated she looks...a little bit of Julie Andrews I'd say. What a wonderful creation as always Amanda...and so perfect for our Girly challenge this week.

Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

Unknown said...

Love the colours on your card thank you for joining in with us at CFTH and good luck

Whimsey said...

Oh wow; that border around the image is fab!! Cute!

Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink! ~Michele, DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lovely card! The color scheme is great! Very girly!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a great card Mandy.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Zella said...

Great colors! Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our Dies and/or Punches challenge. Be sure to come back often!

Heidi said...

It's a very girly card alright...great job! Thank you for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls. Heidi - PND DT

Christine L said...

This is beautiful with such fabulous colouring and layout! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Nest Dolls this time.

Christine (DT) x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful card Mandy! I love all the dies you have used.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy!! Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

Penny said...

Hi, Im just popping in from Card Makin Mamas to say thanks for playing in our stack it up challenge. I think you have used the image well and your colouring is lovely. Thanks again for playing. See you next time.

Margaret said...

She looks so sophisticated! Lovely image and coloring. Maggie - DT Teamie

MagsB said...

Wow, Mandy, what an elegant lady! Your colour scheme is gorgeous, I love the shades of purple! thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x