Sunday, 13 February 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 49

One Stitch at a Time is having a birthday! And to celebrate, there's candy on some DT blogs, and loads of prizes for this week's challenge. And the theme for the challenge is 'Pretty Things'.

Sponsors this week: The Stamping Boutique, Robyn's Fetish, Copic Markers, Hobby Habitat, Dezina World, and Robin's Nest. How's that for a lineup?

'Pretty' is one of those words that describes so many possiblities. For me, it means lovely colours, shiny things, lace, flowers, butterflies. I loved the image I chose for this challenge. It's a silhouette from Floppe Latte which is available from the Stitchy Bear shop. In fact, I liked it so much, I used it in two different ways!

This first project is fairly traditional - except that I've used Twinkling H2Os instead of my usual Promarkers. I thought the 'pretty' tag suggested adding that bit of sparkle. I adjusted the colour of the silhouette in Photoshop Elements before printing it onto watercolour paper. Then, I tried to reproduce a gradient effect using the paints. The papers are from the Papermania Capsule collection, and I've coloured some Prima flowers with the paints I used in the image.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pear Tree Designs where it's a 'Free for All',
Craft Your Passion where 'Anything Goes'
Charisma Cardz where the theme is 'Myth and Fantasy'
Sweet Stamping where the theme is 'Love Bug' or an insect on your card (butterfly in image).
Little Claire's where 'Anything Goes'

And now for something a bit different. This time, I've gone for a largely digital effect.

I coloured the image in Photoshop Elements - the sky is a pale lilac shading in to turquoise but doesn't show well. Then, I printed five copies on polyester film. I cut panels to size, and cut out rectangular apertures using my nesties to make the 'fairy light'. The card uses the last printed image, and I've mounted it on holographic card. Here, I've also used my borderabilities and some ribbon, and on both, I've added a die cut butterfly.

Here's a picture of what I'm calling my 'fairy lights' where you can see some of the shading.

I'd like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is for 'Anything but a Card.
And a close up of the card so you can see the detail.

I'd like to enter this card and 'fairy light' into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday where the theme is 'Frame It',
Stamping with the Dragon whose theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Hope you can join us this week, and don't forget to check out the other DT members' beautiful creations..


cheryl said...

OH WOw hun these are just gorgoues,beautiful detail hugs cheryl xxxx

Agnieszka M said...

Josephine, your projects are absolutely stunning!!!

Choccy said...

Absolutely gorgeous !! Your fairy light is Stunning !

Choccy xx

Unknown said...

Wow these are stunning Josephine, so bright and colourful the first one, love it. Hugs xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, lovin the fairy lights just stunning hun!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Liz said...

Wow that light is fabntastic so very pretty

liz xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are super, I do love the Fairy Lights they are amazing, Hope you enjoy the rest of Sunday, Love HAzelxo

Laney said...

WOW!! Awesome Josephine!!
Happy Birthday to you all at OSSAT

Floppy Latte Designs said...

I love both of these, but I especially love your Fairy Light! Creativity at its finest! Thank you for choosing to use my silhouette! You have created wonderful projects with it! Again, Thank you!


Heidi said...

these are amazing projects josephine, have become a follower so i can keep up to date with your inspirational projects, hugs heidi x

Jayne said...

Awesome projects Josephine....really beautiful! Jayne.x.

An Occasional Genius said...

Wow (again!) these are fabulous projects, your fairy lights are amazing & I love the colours on your card, great image too. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Fiona said...

fab creations and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Berry said...

What lovely work Josephine all so colurful! I love the warmth of your card so great hugs Rebekah xx

Marjo said...

OMGosh Josephine! Did you make those fairy light luminary just for

What a clever and gorgalicious creation!!!!! Your cards wonderful too.

Hugs, Marjo

Caroline Hallett said...

thats a lovely fairy light - like how you did it.

Lorraine A said...

you are just TOO clever "!!!! :-) I love the card ,,I need more practice with H2O's !! the luminarie is just fabulous too ,, so clever to colour and print ,, I am useless with comps ,,, !! Gorgeous work Josephine, I love these !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

lalkygirl said...

absolutely stunning creations ...
tracey x

Allison said...

lovely card
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Stephanie said...

They are stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

Unknown said...

Both beautiful projects hon, love them both, but the bright colours in the first one is my fav x

Claire Phillips said...

Really beautiful project - I adore the image and colour! Cheers Claire x

Louise said...

This card is gorgeous - I love the colour scheme.
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, WOW wicked projects! Hugs Samantha :0)

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful creations - Love them both!

Thanks for joining in with our 'Frame It' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Tara Godfrey said...

WOWZERS! Josephine, your fairy Light is absolutely stunning and so impressive! WOW! You are one creative lady!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Scrappy Scatty said...

simply stunning

Love crafts forever said...

Absolutely WOWZER!!!!! You made a gorgeous stuff. Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With the Dragon challenge.
Hugs Nataliya

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Debby said...

Your work is stunning!

Nicecrane Designs said...

I love these light,,,,,oh my oh my you are a true artist,,,,,,,I lve each detail,,,,here and all voer you did it with love,,,,,,,,,,so your finished work is REALLY AMAZING,,,,,,,Direct to my faves.

Vicky said...

Absolutely stunning loving your creations.
Thank you for joining us girlies at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx


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