Sunday, 6 March 2011

A Charming Challenge at One Stitch at a Time!

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we want you to dig out your charms and use one! That's all! I chose this challenge, because I've got charm I've had for years, and I just don't ever think to use them. In fact, having set the challenge, I decided to use a black and white handbag charm, and then designed the card around it.

And, even better, we're sponsored by Creative Craft World, and the prize is 5 Promarkers!

I was lucky enough to be able to choose an image from Beary Dust this week - she's called 'Glam' and she's available here.

I've done something very unusual for me - I've gone for black, white and silver! (I do love my colour.) But, something about the name of the image made me think of this colourscheme, and that was that. The image is coloured with Promarkers in a range of skintones and greys. I dabbed the background with Brilliance Ink in silver with a coarse paintbrush, and cut the image with one of my label nesties. The circle is also a nestie - pinking circles - and I've wound some pretty white sparkly thread around it to make a frame for my charm. The flowers are also cut with my nesties - Blossom 2, and the white layer edged with more Brilliance silver. The papers come from a CD from Crafty Computer Paper called Crafty Image Emporium, although the originals were red and blue so I recoloured as you see (and printed greyscale just in case there was any colour left). The ferns were punched.

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
My Grafico where anything goes,
Simon Says Stamp where they want 1 image, two papers (background and flowers) and thee different embellishments (flowers, handbag charm and spirelli-style circle)
Bling it On where anything goes providing there's bling (flower centres) and a charm.

Digi Doodles where they want 'black and white'
Paper Playtime where 'anything goes with a digi'
Papertake Weekly where 'anything goes'
KB Cute Monday where 'anything goes with a digi'
Craft your Days Away who want black and white
Cardmad Fairy's Digital Challenge where they want Glitz and Glamour.


Patsi said...

great card, i love the addition of the little handbag. thank you for joining our very first challenge at Bling It On..... xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super and I love the monochrome effect of it, Love Hazelxo

jackiescrafts said...

Your card is great the addition of the charm finishes it perfectly
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Jayne said...

Really pretty card Josephine, love the colour scheme and thanks for picking a great theme this week.

Love crafts forever said...

Fantastic card!!! Awesome charm too.
Hugs Nataliya.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine, what a fabulous mono card, I love your papers to. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Marjo said...

Hi Josephine,

Fantastic design and colors! Lovin the charm theme.

Bunches of hugs, Marjo

Unknown said...

A beautiful card, love all the detail especially the framework using the silver thread, fabulous idea.

Thanks for joining us for our black and white challenge over at CYDA.


Joanne xx

Canne said...

It certainly has Glitz and Glamour. Thanks for joining in our blog challenge

Merry said...

She is so lovely and really like the circle with thread embellishment you have added to your card. Thanks for taking part in the Glamour and Glitz challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

Deb said...

love the color scheme on your beautiful card and the purse charm is brilliant

Glenda said...

Image is very pretty! Love the colors and the threads framing the charm! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

Lin said...

Love your spot of spirelli here, really makes the little charm stand out, and your fairy is so sweet.

Lin xx

Choccy said...

Josephine, WOW !!!
I love the colours or not colours that you have used. The image and charm work perfectly together.
Choccy xx

Laney said...

Stunning card!!thank you for joining us on the very first challenge at Bling it on ..hope to see you again

Dazie said...

Very pretty and I also love the charm!

Thanks for joining craft your days away this time!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Josephine this is one beautiful card the image along with the design is super.
Lorraine x

Carol Ann said...

Fantastic card Josephine just love the black white and silver combo works so well and the added bling finishes it of beautifully. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
Carol Ann xx

Berry said...

She is a lovely image Josephine and the great mono style to this is just fab hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Josephine, love the mono look xxx

Unknown said...

Such a gorjuss piece hun, love the spiral effect with the cotton

theres a little something for you on my blog

Judie xx

Unknown said...

Really beautiful card, love the spirelli.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Josephine, love the flowers... Jo xxx

Tracy said...

LOVE LOVE the Nestie and thread! Such a great look and fun element to your lovely card. Thanks so much for playing our challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Dori Shelton said...

Wonderful card. I love the unique background elements.

Jóna said...

Beautiful work !!!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB

Debs said...

loving the black, white & silver..and the sweet little bag :)..thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge at Bling It On...hugs Debs x

Dawn said...

Great project, lot's of thechniques going on there! Fab colours! Love the little bag too!
Thanks for playing in the My Grafico Monthly Challenge!
Dawn xx


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