Sunday, 17 April 2011

Challenge 58 at One Stitch at a Time (First Post)

This week at One Stitch at a Time, the theme is 'Make it Sassy'. Now, that theme gave me some problems. It's probably because I'm from the UK (and not still a youngster) but that word just doesn't have any positive connotations for me. I can think of many words I'd use instead, but all of them are rather insulting. So, I checked a US online dictionary looking for something I could use and it said it meant 'bold'. Now that can be negative too, but I took it to refer to colours, and that works for me!

We're sponsored this week by Joanna Sheen, and remember she doesn't charge postage to anywhere in the world, so it's a great prize wherever you are!
This week, I got to work with an image from Floppe Latte, and chose the lovely 'Floral Border 2' image. As the name would imply, it's one of a series, and the only problem I had was picking just one!

Given the theme, I wanted some boldly coloured papers to go with the image, and I decided to use a couple from Floppe Latte's Fun'n'Funky papers set which I got a while ago. And they're so bright and cheerful, I couldn't decide which to use, so I ended up with two cards!
I placed the digi-stamp over the paper in Photoshop Elements, filling the inside areas of the stamp with white, then added the greeting. Once I'd printed the combined stamp/backing, I coloured the digi-stamp with Promarkers, and then coloured copies of the main flower and leaf to match before layering them over the image.

To finish, I used some heat-embossing. I die cut a flower shape using my nesties and Wizard, then embossed with some pastel coloured powder I've had for a while. I used four or five layers of embossing powder, and when I was happy the layer was thick enough, I added some Perfect Pearl powders to the surface before melting it into the embossed surface. One more heating of the embossing, and I stamped with a floral background stamp to give some texture. Both are finished with a sticky gem.

And so you can see the cards in a little more detail ...

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly where the theme is 'Truly Dimensional',

Top Tip Tuesday where the theme is 'Spring has Sprung' and what says 'Spring' better than flowers!
Crafty Calendar where the theme is 'April Showers bring forth May Flowers'
Daring Cardmakers where the theme is 'Easter or Spring', and to me, Spring means flowers.
Digis with Attitude where the theme is 'Spring has Sprung'
Totally Papercrafts where the theme is 'Springtime'
Stamp Insanity where the theme is 'Flower Power'


Choccy said...

Another two gorgeous cards !! I love them both.
Choccy xx

Love crafts forever said...

Holly Smokes girlfriend!! You have to much time on your hands. lol. All your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Hugs Nataliya

Marjo said...

What a fantastic idea to make one of each. Awesome interpretation of "Sassy" This is what makes challenges so fun...we all can choose what definition suits us best...You rocked it!

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Sharon Caudle said...

Really beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Claire said...

Wow gorgeous cards, love the zingy colours! Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Renee said...

I had trouble with "sassy" too. Can't wait to get to know you guys better @ OSAAT.

Unknown said...

WOW! Very nice!! Thanks for joining us over at Digi's With Attitude!

Stressed Stamper said...

fab flower- Thanks for joining us here at TPC this week - and Good Luck
Sarah x

Made by Mandy said...

I know what you mean about the sassy word, it's not something we really use over here is it. I like your interpretation though. Both cards are lovely and colourful.

Love Mandy xxx

Krista's Design said...

What a lovely card you made!

Thanks for joining us at the Digi's With Attitudes! Challenges Blog! We hope to see you in the next challenge too!

DT Member Digi's With Attitudes!

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week :D

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card - I love the image and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Bev x


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