Sunday, 9 September 2012

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 130

This week at One Stitch at a Time, the challenge is 'Under 18s'. So, you could make a card for a child, or maybe even just be inspired by one. I've gone for a bit of both ...

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This week I chose a lovely and unusual fairy image from Pookie Designs called Fae 1.

I added the wording in Photoshop Elements before printing. I coloured the image with Promarkers, cut it with my circle cutter then added some Distress Ink in Mustard Seed by sponging around the edge, then added a more subtle shading towards the image using an Ink Duster brush. The background paper is from Papermania, and I've sponged on some Distress Ink in Peeled Paint before adding the matted image and  a doily.

The wording is a quote from a book called Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae. It's a book I've become very familiar with this past year, as one of the boys I work with loves it. If it's available, he'll push you onto a chair, hand you the book then touch your lips in a silent command to 'Get reading,'. The image, when I saw it, seemed perfect for the wording. So, thanks to that child for the inspiration, and I've got a card suitable for just about anyone, but definitely for a child. 

I hope you can join us this week.

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

Ladybird Challenges where anything goes,
Natalie and Amy's Challenge where anything goes,
Unique Crafters where anything goes,
Emerald Faeries where they want us to use a doily,
Deep Ocean where they want 'things with wings',
Papertake Weekly where anything goes,
Tuesday Alchemy where anything goes.
Just Some Lines where they want two different colouring media (Promarkers and Distress Inks),
One Stop Crafts where they want no floral embellishment.


Made by Mandy said...

This is such a lovely story and what a fab sentiment to use.

Great image and looks lovely with the soft colours.

Love Mandy xxx

Deb said...

Love this image Josephine and your color combo--super great creation

Crafting Vicky said...

That sentiment is wonderful with this sweet image! Love how cheerful it is!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at JSL. :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and the sentiment is fabulous

Thank you for taking part in the first Ladybug Crafts Challenge


Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely card Jospehine! I am liking your choice of colours for this image. And great take on the theme. Judy x

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Love crafts forever said...

Josephine you are Photoshop Master. You should do some tutorials for People like me (dummy ones) lol.
Love how you added sentiment.
Hugs Nat

CraftyGirl said...

Great job on this sweet and happy image.


CraftyGirl Your Sister OAAST DT

Katya- Ангел в кедах said...

Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!
Hugs Katya x

Jac’s Playground said...

Fabulous card and wonderful to hear the inspiration behind it, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

CG said...

Wonderful card! And that sentiment is so true. Best, CG

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Choccy said...

Beautiful colours on this card Josephine.. Love it !!

Choccy xxx

Bubleeing Colors said...

Very, Very nice.......... Enjoying all the bits to look at.............. Lovely coloring............... Thank u so much for entering Just Some Lines Challenge!!!!

Just Some Lines DT

Wendy said...

fab card hun love the image thank you for joining us at Nat and Amys challenge

Hugs Wendy

Eret said...

Very fun and cheerful card. Love it'e clean and simple look. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog. Hope to see you back again :)
Hugs, Eret

Manderly said...

Love the inspired sentiment! And such a cute, cute fairy! You did wonderful. We are OSAAT teamies! Nice to be part of such talent as yours. Thanks so much for entering A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight! See you next time!

Jules said...

Great use of the green & yellow combo looks great. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs (EFG). Good Luck xoxoxxo


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