Sunday, 15 May 2011

One Stitch at a Time, Challenge 62

This week at One Stitch at a Time, you get to choose the theme, because it's Anything Goes! That's right. Whatever you want to make, you'll be eligible for a prize, and that's even better when you realise that we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen.

This week, I was lucky enough to work with a gorgeous image from Blackberry Lane called Tulip Magnolia. I love magnolia flowers, but they're only around for a couple of weeks at most, and the rest of the year, those trees are unremarkable.

I coloured the image with Promarkers - mainly Almond, but with some Rose Pink, Baby Pink and Pale pink to give some shading, and a little Pastel Beige and Pastel Green for the rest. I shadowed the image with Tea Green to make it stand out from the white a little more, but it's quite a subtle effect.

I cut the image with one of my label nesties, and hand-cut a mat from the same die. I used a larger die from the same set to cut the embossed card, and embossed using a Spellbinders Impressability. These don't give as deep embossing as embossing folders, but they've got one huge plus. You can emboss them while they're still in the die, so you get that lovely clean border around your shape.

The paper is from Paper Cellar and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the local 99p Shop!

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations where anything goes,
Divas by Design where anything goes,
My Mum's Craft Shop where they want to see dies being used (nestibility labels),
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge where anything goes,
Sew Many Cards where anything goes,
Stamp Something where anything goes,
4 Crafty Chicks where they want something Spring inspired,
Delightful Challenges where they want flowers,
Everybody Art where they want flowers,

Papertake Weekly where they want punches or die cuts (die cut image and embossing)
Top Tip Tuesday where they're having a 'Flower Frenzy'
Tuesday Throwdown where they want die cuts (image and embossed panel)
Karen's Doodles where they want pastels


Nannieflash said...

Oh Josephine I love that image, your colouring is gorgeous, a stunning card. with hugs Shirleyxxx

stampingmarianne said...

Gorgeous card Josephine!! So elegant and stylish!
Have a good sunday!

Agnieszka M said...

Josephine, your card is beautiful!!!! I love it!

Your embossing background is adorable!

Choccy said...

Such a beautiful card Josephine. The flowers that you have added really make the image stand out well..

Choccy xxx

craftyb said...

gorgeous card - the image is so pretty - i love the soft colours you chose for it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week! bx

Anita said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, great colouring too.
Thanks for joining us this week on KD
Anne x

Wenda said...

Wonderful card you made Josephine, perfect coloring I love it.

Hugs Wenda

Kitty said...

This is stunning, so elegant!

Thanks for joining us at My Mums Craft Shop for our Dies Challenge.

Kitty xx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Josephine. Love the gorgeous image and fab embossing.

Donna x

Berry said...

What pretty flowers Josephine and such lovely embossing thanks for shating at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Monique said...

Oh what a beautiful card Josephine !!! Thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles this week :)

* √úla * said...

This is a gorgeous card, Josephine. I love your fab flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly Challenge.
hugs Ula

Hannah Clark said...

Very pretty! I just love those flowers! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Leanne said...

Nice job, thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Anita said...

Beautiful card and beautifully colored image. Love the soft look of this card. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Love crafts forever said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love that die cuts.
Hugs Nat

Lori Turner said...

Very pretty card, Josephine! Totally reminds me of spring! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this weeek :)

Anita said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Nikki Byrne said...

This is beautiful, the flower looks so real. You rocked this challenge. Hugs


sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous! I love those nesties, they are my favourites! Elaine-xxx-


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