Sunday, 5 February 2012

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 99

This week at One Stitch at a Time, our theme is 'With Love'! Now, that's got to be a pretty easy theme since I can't imagine many cards or gifts being made without love.

Our sponsor this week is Crimson Cloud.
This week, I had an image from Stitchy Bear herself! It's called 'Lite My Fire'.

Towards the end of last year, I got myself a new laptop. And, since the copy of Photoshop Elements I'd been using had come pre-loaded on the old laptop, I had to invest in a new copy. The newer version definitely has some features the old one didn't, and one of them is a range of pre-loaded backgrounds. Here, I used one called Azure Floral. I added the png version of the digital stamp to that background, then added the glow around the candle as a gradient. I printed the result onto some Joanna Sheen Satin Elegance card. (It printed the colour image really quite well. Not quite as crisply as an actual photo paper would have, but it looked ok to me.) I coloured the digital stamp part of the image with Promarkers. I printed another piece of the background image, and matted both the main and background with a mix of Promarker Orange and Burnt Orange. I finished the card with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some sticky gem flourishes.

To finish, I made an insert using the same background image, and added a heart shape with a greeting.

I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy where they want flowers,

My Craft Spot where anything goes,

Inky Impressions where they want pearls and/or bling,
Divas by Design where anything goes,
Fab 'n' Funky where they want a digital image,
Ditzy Craftiness where anything goes,
Hotshot Crafts where they want flowers,
The Poodles Parlour where anything goes,


stitchy said...

Oh Josephine, when I seen this I had to take a minute to tell you that this is absolutely gorgeous..I LOVE that background, it blends so well with her dress..awesome..thank you so much for always giving me excellent eye candy :) the way, Love the choice of hair color, I'm a red head too lol..


Deb said...

Beautiful image and gorgeous placement, the red really highlights it

Inkypinkydelights said...

Josephine this is gorgeous! It certainly lites my fire! lol Lovely! Judy x

Emma H said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Joey said...

Josephine this is a gorgeous card such a striking image, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Marjo said...

Fantabulous card Josephine! Love how you created your background.

xoxo Marjo

Anita said...

Love the background too and your jewels are perfect for this card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Inky Impressions Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, love the background! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Jayne said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
Jayne x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

rockpapercricut said...

WOW! I read your post on how this card came together, and it's very clever how you made your card. You did a beautiful job coloring your image. Thanks for entering your card in this weeks challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


jonim52 said...

Beautiful image and beautiful layout. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

craftymum said...

This is so lovely.

Thank you for joining us at HSC for our flower challenge

Hugs Sarah

p.s. I have mini blog candy on offer for old and new followers

Margreet said...

Stunning card...lovely background...thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Hazel said...

Beautiful background and lovely card. Hazel x

Jackie said...

What a pretty card, I love the added bling and flowers too. They worked so well with this image and dp! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Choccy said...

I adore your card Josephine.Its stunning !!
See a pattern here with OSAAT ? Im a red head too !! lol.
Choccy xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card Josephine Hugs Julie x


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