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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

When I saw Vixykins' card for the latest Crafty Cardmakers challenge, three things were obvious. First, it was gorgeous. Second, I had to go and buy the image. And third, that I had to do something similar.

Now, I don't have Vix's talent with a brayer and stamps, but I do enjoy electronic manipulation and, since the image is a digi, that's the route I took.



The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and it's called 'Watching'. It's supplied as both a JPG and a PNG, the latter allowing it to have transparency in the wings. The background is a selection of gradients, using what are probably my favourite colours - peachy/corally shades and pale turquoise - the sort of thing you sometimes see in a sunset. I added some silver die cuts done with my In Spades medallion set, and backed it with some sparkly black paper I've had for a couple of years. The flower uses some scraps of silver and holographic paper and some silver printed netting. I cut out the shapes with my Nestibilites Blossom die, and finished it off with a black brad.

I've got to say, I love the result, but then that's hardly surprising given that I loved the original. And if you haven't already seen the original, it's here.

I'm going to enter it for the One Stitch challenge which calls for the use of something new. The digi definitely qualifies!

3 comments:

Vixykins said...

And how gorgeous its turned out! I was going to go for butterfly love which lisa picked but I have a need to challenge myself sometimes and decided to have a whirl with this image instead as I've got silhouette stamps but no digis.

You've done a cracking job hun, should enter it into one stitch challenge as they'd love to see it x

Cheryl said...

oh wow great card hun love that image and super detail too thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

stitchy said...

Vix, how right you are, I am amazed at what you ladies do with these digis..this is so amazing Josephine..WOW I am thrilled that you made this card and shared your awesome talent with us gals' at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck hun

stitchy xoxox

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