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Saturday, 27 April 2013

TSC Bittersweet

 The Stamping Chef has a weekly progressive freebie competition on their Facebook page TSC Recipes.

You email for the image, which is this case is Bittersweet, you upload a card in the folder, you get lots of lovely comments from some very nice people and the chance to win a free image. If you ask for the freebie you MUST make a card with it though or you will not be allowed to get freebies again, it’s only fair J

I coloured the image with Promarkers using predominantly pink and red but adding orange and yellow for flowers and gold gel pen accents for the watch fob  and key.

I used the latest sketch from I {Heart} CardSketches for the layout of the front of the easel card and used papers from the Birdsong First Edition pad throughout.  I used a scrap of red card to make the Fiskars punched border and added a fabric glitter butterfly.

The inside or the easel is covered with a pink paper and I added a die cut section mounted on 3d foam to hold the front behind. I used a gold gel pen to draw the deckled edge and added a sentiment panel. I am normally very good at giving credit but for the life of me at the moment I cannot find the digi on my computer. I will of course add the information when I find out who dunnit!

Now I have to be honest and say when I first saw this image I panicked a bit as I just couldn’t see how to use it but I am really pleased with how it has evolved. I think she looks a big like Lady Ga Ga and we all know she has her own style.

If you don’t take part in the challenges on Facebook you are missing out on some lovely free images so I hope you will pop over there and join in the fun.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – 5” Square Easel
Paper – Birdsong First Edition pad by Dovecraft
Sentiment – Freebie from Don’t know at the moment L
Tools - Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, 3d foam, Gold Gel Pen, Fiskars punch, Nestabilities die
Embellishments – Fabric Glitter sticker from Hobbycraft
Techniques – Diecutting, Punching, Shaped card

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


Tamara said...


Sandy S said...

Stunning card! I love the colors and its a great image!

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs Challenge...

Sandy S

Linda said...

Really a sweet card. I love the image. It is so very sweet.

In paper heaven said...

Bright, Bold and beautiful card. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES
Loretta CDAC_DT

Jennifer said...

Wonderful way to use the sketch! Beautiful paper combo and sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}!

Jennifer said...

Me again :) Great card! Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs!

Sandy said...

Fab colouring of this quirky image, love your easel card. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Heather said...

Gorgeous easel card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous easel card with fab colouring...thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends!
xxx Margreet

Purple Crazy said...

A fabulous Easel card, so sweet, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x

dmbennett said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining in at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenges.
Hugs, Dawn

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Such a fun card Mandy, great job with the image. Thanks so much for playing at Melonheadz Friends this week my friend!!

Liz said...

Fab easel card! Thank you for playing along at Paper Playtime.

Brenda said...

Fabulous and fun card Mandy!! Thank you for joining us this month at Whimsy Stamps.

Meg Farris said...

Great card! Thank you for playing in this CDAC Challenge. Meg, Member of the CDAC DT.

Susie said...

A great card! Thanks for joining our Things with Wings chellenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

melsanford said...

Fab card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Craftdee said...

Fabulous card - perfect for Any Shape But Square challenge at Di's Digi Designs
Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you at the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

deesdesigns said...

Sorry for the delay in popping by - I'm in love with this card. The amount of detail is just fabulous, this is truly a work of art. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with Di's Digi Stamps - Anything but Square Challenge! Thanks too for joining on one of my other favorite teams - From the Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge. You did a great job combining these challenges! Dee

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Love the sentiment you used with this unique image. Great job once again.