Sunday, 26 June 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 68

It's the last Sunday of the month again, and that means we're previewing next month's fabulous free gift at Stitchy Bear Stamps. Spend $10 in the shop during July, and you'll get a fabulous selection of images and papers, and if you check out the various design team members, you'll see what it includes.

We're sponsored this week by

This time, I worked with some lovely papers from Panda Bear Designs. The theme of the challenge (and the collection) is sympathy/weddings. Two very different occasions, but it's amazing how some images and papers will work well for both if given a slightly different treatment.

Typically, I couldn't make up my mind which occasion to choose, so I made one of each.
First, I made a wedding card. The roses just seemed so beautifully romantic! I kept the design simple so as not to swamp the very pretty paper.  I used an image from Sylvie, coloured with Promarkers, and layered it with silver mirror card and some white card coloured to match the paper. The roses were made from the same white card, again coloured or shaded with Promarkers, punched into basic blossom shapes, and assembled.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Art Impressions where they want hand-made flowers,
Rainbow Lady's challenge where they want digis,
Everybody Art Challenge where anything goes,
The Crazy Challenge where they want weddings,
Prairie Fairy Fridays where the theme is wedding.

Sympathy cards are very useful things to have in your collection, but it's a variety I'm often reluctant to make. This pretty paper with its lovely soft pink tones seemed perfect, and I teamed it with an image from Floppy Latte Designs which I've coloured with Promarkers. It's matted onto some lovely apricot-gold embossed card. To me, Sympathy cards shouldn't be too fussy, so I didn't add any further embellishment, but again, the paper is so pretty, I don't think it's really lacking at all. Those are just two of the papers Panda Bear Designs has contributed to the July collection, and don't forget all the other designers!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dutch Dare where they want 'clean and simple'
Papercrafting Journey where anything goes,
I Love Promarkers where anything goes (with Promarkers),
Ruby's Rainbow where they want flowers,

I hope you can join us this week.


Love crafts forever said...

Both of your cards are beautiful.
Hugs Nat

Chocolate Orange said...

As always 2 beautiful cards Josephine

Choccy xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely cards

Sylvie said...

Both your cards are just stunning.. I love that background paper!.. and Thank you for using one of my freebies... the bride looks perfect on your card.
Big Hug
Sylvie xx

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious cards Josephine, love them both! xoxo Marjo

katesacraftybugger said...

very pretty and your roses are beautiful-thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Lionelsa said...

Lovely DP you've used.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Wenda said...

Great cards Josephine, I really love them.

Hugs Wenda

Renee said...

Both cards are incredible, Josephine. Really great job.

Jen said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Julie said...

Two fabulous cards. I had to make a sympathy card yesterday, not an easy style to do. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Julie W x

Crafting Gill said...

Both cards are stunning thanks fo joining us at RRC
Gill xx

Julye said...

Sublimely elegant inside and out.

Marianne said...

Both cards are so elegant and stylish. Love the beautiful flowers!

Suzi said...

Oh Wow! this is a beautiful wedding card, I love the papers, layout and that fabulous image. Perfect creation. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Suzi x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Both are so pretty! Love the pink! A perfect CAS card! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare! If you get you get a chance, you may want to hop over to my blog as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win.

Cor* said...

Two very elegant creations! love the paper on the wedding one!Thanks for coming to play with the fairies this week at Fairy Fun Friday for our Wedding Theme challenge! Good luck!


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