Sunday, 11 March 2012

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 104

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we're challenging you to 'use a digi'! Our sponsors are Crop Stop
and Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.
This week, my team mate, Hazel, chose an image which had me out of my comfort zone a bit. (I tend to go for 'pretty' images, and don't have any children to make cards for!) But, with the magic of digital images, I came up with something that'd work for almost anyone.
I raided the backgrounds on Photoshop Elements, and came up with this lovely watery one. I 'filled in' the png of the image so that only the background was transparent, then put the image onto the background, adding some suitable text. I printed the result, printing an extra copy of the diver. I coloured both images, then cut out the second image, and layered it on top of the first.

At that point, I thought it needed some embellishment, and while I've got flowers, gems, ribbons, and all manner of charms, I didn't have any fish. So, I pulled out some shimmer paper (gorgeous product from Craft Creations), and drew some fish onto it with a Promarker fitted with a fine nib. I backed the paper onto card for substance, cut them out, and you see the result! I used two slightly different shimmer papers, but they never photograph that well, because the colours you see depend a lot on the angle!

And to finish, I did a matching insert,
Hope you can join us this week!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly where anything goes,
Craft Your Passion where anything goes,
The Paper Shelter where anythhing goes,
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge where  there's a photo inspriation (who looks like she's under water!).


Choccy said...

Gorgeous creation Josephine.. I love working with partners when occasionally it makes us 'think out the box' and use images that we wouldnt really choose.
Love the fish and how you decorated the inside to match.
Choccy xx

Hazel said...

Great card. I'm glad you enjoyed working with this image. Hazel x

Hazel said...

I should have said you 'eventually' enjoyed working on this image! Hazel x

Made by Mandy said...

Your fishies are a great addition to the card with the gorgeous shimmer paper.

Love Mandy xxx

Love crafts forever said...

What a fun card, i love it!!!
Hugs Nat

Dora said...

This is so fun.. gorgeous background and I love the sentiment. Wishing you a nice Sunday xx

Melanie said...

Great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Photo Inspiration" challenge.

(DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

Marjo said...

Awesome card Josephine!
hugs Marjo

Inkypinkydelights said...

Well you certainly did this one proud Josephine. I know just what you mean about out of yur comfort zone, as I am just the same and would have struggled too. You really have done it justice! Judy x

AN said...

Beautiful, sweet job on this challenge! Thank you for your participation in The Paper Shelter - Anything goes this week!
Congratulations to the lottery!
All the best for your life for you there <3

mags said...

Great interpretation of the photo at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges. Thanks for joining us.

Deb said...

I love what you've done with this one Josephine, those fish and background are awesome

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Awesome card Josephine, sorry I did not comment on your card last week I was sunning myself in sunny Florida
Hugs Julie x

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a fantastic card just love Thais both inside and out. Those fish are amazing.



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