Sunday, 5 May 2013

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 162

This week at One Stitch at a Time, our theme is, 'Anything Goes'! So, show us whatever you've been crafting.

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See the challenge blog for details.

Now, there are loads of talented artists who sell through the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp shop, and one of my favourites is Hope Jacare. I was lucky enough to work with one of her images this week - it's called Bonsai 2.

This is the front of the card. Now, you can't see the image very well, but  kind of wanted to do some sort of 'window' effect for this image, so I used a double fold card from Craft Creations. If you open it up once, you get this:
And if you open it up agan, you get this:
And, so you can see the lovely image a bit better,
The mage is coloured with Promarkers and edged with Distress Ink in Pine Needles.  The paper (both types) is from a MME pad I've had for a while. The flowers were cut with my new Crealies dies - some flower and leaf shapes with punched centres. I'm a little disappointed in the dies - they don't cut as well as I'd like. The two flower dies with long petals need several passes through my BSP, and since they're foam backed, that leads to a slightly different cut each time, with the edges of the die cut being shaved off to some extent. I edged the petals and leaves with Distress ink - Spun Sugar for the pale flowers and Victorian Velvet for the darker ones and more Pine Needles for the leaves.

The apertures and image were cut using a Sizzix die set, and the lattice is from Spellbinders. The lattice is always a hard one to cut - in fact I suspect it was largely responsible for my first set of cutting plates breaking when I first got my BSP. I've since learned how to strip-shim and that works really well, but I think, from now on, I'll use that die in my Wizard. Yes, it takes more passes through the machine, but I don't believe those great, thick plates are going to be cracked! (And if I'm wrong, then I'll just have to put my Wizard out to grass as I haven't seen any cutting plates available for it for ages.)

I hope you can join us this week.

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

Love to create where they want punches/die cuts,
Paper Pretties where they want pink and green,
Crafts and Me where they want a floral frenzy,
Fab and Funky where they want lots of pink,
Annabelles Stamps where anything goes,
Card Crafter's Circle where they want flowers,
Creative Corner where they want flowers,
Left of Centre where they want a digi image.


Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh this is so very clever! Love the lattice work.

Chriss America Real said...

This is just so lovely! I feel like I am entering a secret garden. What a beautiful card!



CraftyGirl said...

Love it, love how it opens, the lattice and the image. Great job!!!!


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Hazel said...

It's lovely, Josephine, I love the lattice window. Hazel x

Jackie Randolph said...

Love all your punches and dies with your design, so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create challenges!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!! Love those flowers and the window is just awesome!! All the flowers are perfect.. Absolutely Beautiful!!

Mimi said...

Stunning Josephine, great die cutting and card layout, works so well with the digi. Hugs Jane xx

A Consuming Passion said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing with AnnaBelle Stamps

Pat said...

Lovely card with a beautiful image and great design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

coops said...

so stunning josephine.really beautifuul design and image and i love your pretty colours and flowers.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Steph said...

Beautiful card! Love that lattice and all those flowers. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges :)

Bridie @ said...

Lovely card, I love the lattice die cutting

Thanks for stopping by my Blog

Crafty Hugs


Pauline said...

A beautiful creation... Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!


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