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Sunday 17 July 2011

OSAAT #71 - Flowers

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At A Time it is to feature Flowers on your design

We have a fabulous prize for one lucky winner which is a £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen's store

If you don't already subscribe to the Stitchy Bear Newsletter I would suggest that you sign up as you will always be kept up to date with the latest image news.

In the spotlight this week is Claire from Hope Jacare Doodles who creates some fabulous digis.

Pop over to the store and make sure you sign up for it. While you are there don't forget that for the Month of July we have a new store collab with the theme of Weddings & Sympathy which is free with a $10 purchase.

We have an amazing opportunity for you too. To celebrate the ad campaign we are having in Papercraft Essentials Magazine and to reward our loay followers we are having a "Pretty in Print" contest.

Who wouldn't want the opportunity to be published ? Please click on the link above to be taken to the post on OSAAT which explains all the rules for entry.

For my card I was fortunate to use a Hope Jacare image called Art Nouveau #2. I love the string graphical lines in the image and could see the potential for decoupaging certain areas of the design.

I used strong bold colours of red and black as I feel it suits the Art Deco period and coloured my image to suit with Promarkers. I added the green to the leaves and decoupaged the flowers and the vase.

I used a leather textured cardstock base and added the bold red ribbon. I had black round gems but wanted the angular style of the squares so coloured some clear one with a Promarker. The sentiment is a tag from HOTP. I added it to red card to strengthen it, used the Cropodile to set a 3/16" eyelet and threaded a thing black ribbon through the hole (recycled off an item of clothing I might add)

** Apologies for the lateness of my post, when you prepare your post it helps if yu set it to publish doesn't it?? DOH !! **

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - A5
Sketch - Tuesday Trio #74
Papers - None (OMG I must be ill or something...)
Image - Art Nouvou Vase #2 by Hope Jacare Doodles
Tools - Cropodile, 3D Foam
Embellishments - Miscellaneous gems coloured with Promarkers, 2 ribbons, eyelet, tag from HOTP matted onto card
Techniques - Decoupage

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


Josephine said...

I love that image, and it's gorgeous in those bold, dramatic colours!

Wenda said...

Beautiful card I love it.

Hugs Wenda

Karen said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my card hun.
The ribbon on the card is from CC and the gold ribbon (for the photo display) is just from my crafty stash.
However, the cream ribbon (on my card front) is now available much cheaper from Joanna and it's just lovely!!
Hope that helps!! :0)
Hugs. Karen.xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at CCC.

Liza x

Marjo said...

lol...duh yeah for sure...been there done that too...hehe Very classy card Mandy, love it.

xoxo Marjo

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful, striking card Mandy!

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week!
Lizy x

Faye said...

Oh what a super card with such lovely, striking, details. Thanks for playing with Cupcake this week. x

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Great job Mandy!!! Love it. Such a cute bunch flowers!

Julye said...

Reminds me of art deco love it.

chilli pip said...

Eyecatching colours and a great choice of colours makes this card .
Thanks so much for joining 0oh-la -la x

stampingmarianne said...

Love the red and the black, so strong with eachother!

Choccy said...

Beautiful card Mandy.. I do love those colours together.

Choccy xx

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Love the gems, thanks for playing with the 2 Cute Bling It Up challenge this week.

Renee said...

Love the colors on this card. Very classy...

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL.Hope we see you next

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - i love the art deco themed image

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Favourites challenge Lisa x

pinky said...

Perfect card, love the colour combo.Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.


Hi Mandy
A fabulous card and tag,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Lovely, great colour scheme :-) Silly blogger holding you up! I have been having problems too-its not been right since it went down has it? :-( Elaine-xxx-

Fleur said...

Another great card, Thanks again for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

DesignerDiva said...

Love your pretty flowers both striking and stunning!

Thanks again for sharing your card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Janette said...

Hi Mandy, Great card, love the tag, thankyou for joining our challenge at CraftyCatz this week.xx

pam124 said...

WOW, what a great take on this week's StampinB Challenge. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us and hope you can play again on Thursday!

Jackie Thomas said...

Really cute card Mandy. Thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs.
Hugs Jackie

Sandra DeFalco said...

Mandy - awesome art deco piece, great bold colors!
Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

darling Ho said...

Mandy: This is so pretty. Love the image and colours.
Thanks for sharing it this time.
~darling Ho~SMC-DT

Pattie G said...

This is sooo pretty! I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥