Sunday, 24 October 2010

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 36

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we're inviting you to celebrate with us! That's right, we want to see you make something for a celebration - doesn't matter what - birthday, Christmas, wedding ... your choice. And the prize this week is five digis from the Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations Crafting Boutique!

This time, I've been working with some papers from Floppy Latte Designs whose work is available here. I chose a couple of sets from the selection - the Fun'n'Funky papers and the matching Alphabet.

Firstly, I did a purely digital card. I had fun with this, playing with the various elements in Photoshop Elements and this was the result.

But then, just to prove I could do a 'real' card with those 'bits', I printed the elements and came up with this.

It's a non-specific celebration card, that I think might be useful to have in my box. I added some extra matting over the digital version, but otherwise, they're about the same.

And, because I've decided to have some calendars as Christmas gifts this year, I did one of those too!

Those papers are just so bright and cheerful, they're ideal for something that's going to be around for a whole year!

This time, I added some 'cookie cutter' shapes from Photoshop Elements, and the phrase which I've loved since I saw in a stitching pattern years ago - 'Life is a Patch-work of Love'. I've used all six of the papers here, and while I used the alphabet set for the card, I didn't for this one because I wanted more structure to the pattern, and that meant I needed certain letters to use specific papers. I did those in some very elderly software I've got called Namo Web Canvas, which allows any vector shape (including text) to be filled with a pattern. Once I'd done that, I imported the letters into PSE and did the rest! To add to the interest, I raised every alternate letter on foam pads. The calendar is an easel-style construction, using some extra-thick card to support it's A4 width size. The flowers used more of the papers, cut with the Blossom 2 die in my Wizard and with the edges inked in Pine Needles Distress Ink, and finished with sticky gems.

Hope you can join the celebration at OSAAT this week!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges: Stamp Something where the challenge is to use something digital - well, it's all digital!

Pear Tree Designs whose theme is 'Anything Goes',
Meljens Designs whose theme is 'Anything Goes'
A Crafty Little Place who want easel cards. (I've got an easel calendar card, hope that's ok!)
Challenge Up Your Life  who're looking for easels (Again, an easel calendar card, hope that's ok),
Gingersnap Creations who're looking for something inspired by a quilt pattern. (My calendar may not be a traditional quilt pattern, but I think it's in the same style.)


Liz said...

What a lot of beautiful work Josephine Seeing all the pics like that sure bring it out I am sure you enjoyed this project its a little treasure to keep
Thank you
Liz xx

Agnieszka M said...

Josephine, your project is amazing.
I love your colours!!!

Unknown said...

Wow this is brilliant, what an original piece of work, love it xx

Unknown said...

Josephine, this is beautiful & will make a great Xmas gift for sure. Great DT card hon. x

Choccy said...

Oh my Josephine they are all gorgeous !! Love your easle card with the calendar on too. What a good idea.

Choccy xx

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! I just love this card, what a fab work.
Hugs. Nat.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I just love those bright colours hun, fab idea!
hugs shell xx

Gem said...

such great projects Josephine! I love that calendar :) Gemma x

Dianna said...

WOW! Brilliant card & calendar! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes Challenge at Meljen's Designs!

Dianna, DT Member @ Meljen's Designs

Margreet said...

this is great Josephine.....especially your calendar is gorgeous
xxx Margreet

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Josephine - love the idea of the calendar and the saying is perfect.
B xxx

Amanda said...

Great projects and a lovely choice of colours

Crafty Creations by AJ

Nikki Schmaltz said...

What a fabulous idea! Love your saying too. This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing at ACLP:D

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a beautiful calendar card. I love the patchwork design. It looks like some of my favorite quilt designs. Now I think I may need to go sew one up...LOL! Your dps are wonderful. So happy and light and cheerful.


Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful easel card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

uksharon said...

Great card - loving the ones above as well especially the penquins.
Best wishes, Sharon

Floppy Latte Designs said...

Im a little late seeing this, but wonderful work with my papers! I loved making those and seeing them used this way is fantastic! Great Cards and calendar!


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