Sunday, August 12, 2012

Backyard Beauties

It's "Anything Goes" week at One Stitch at a Time, and I got to play with the beautiful Sunflower Collage digi stamp by Gingerloft, available at StitchyBear Digital Stamps:

Isn't that such a lovely image‽ I colored it with Copics and distressed it with Antique Linen ink. The embossed backing paper was embossed with a texture folder and distressed with a mix of Antique Linen and black ink. The music-patterned paper is from an actual book of sheet music. All the edges were dry-distressed with my Comfort-Craft Distressing Tool. I cut the rosette from the sheet music with my TH die, colored it with the fluorescent yellow Copic, and edged it with black. The butterfly is cut/embossed with the Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. I think this card sorta captures an overcast, hot August day ... in a good way!

Hope you'll join us at One Stitch at a Time for our "Anything Goes" challenge. For entries using a StitchyBear Digital Stamps Store product (be sure to add a # after your name when entering), you could win this month's SBDS Artist Collab set (right). You're welcome to enter the challenge using different products, but will instead be entered into the draw to win a $3 coupon to StitchyBear. Can't wait to see your projects!

I'm entering this into the following fab challenges:

  1. Anything Goes Challenge #73: Summer Days
  2. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge 19: Emboss
  3. Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #133: Pearls
  4. Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: Add Texture / Anything Goes
  5. Jellypark Challenges: Summer Bugs
  6. My Sheri Crafts Challenge #91: Include an accordion fold (the yellow rosette behind the butterfly)
  7. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
  8. Simply Create Too Challenge #19: Anything Goes
  9. Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #26: BINGO (Pearls, Digi, Dies)

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  1. That's gorgeous. Love the embossing!

  2. Gorgeous Cg... I really adore this image. You did an amazing job with it.

    Choccy xx

  3. I can only agree with Choccy, you did an amazing job with this image and I love the subtle colouring, very very effective

    Love Mandy xxx

  4. That is absolutely gorgeous you really did it justice it's fab. Love the colours and the butterfly.

    Hugs Trisha x

  5. Awesome card!! love the concept!! The details are amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!!


  6. Gorgeous card! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! hugs, judit x

  7. Great work with the image you have all made something so different! Fellow OSAAT buddie Nikki xxx

  8. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Alchemy

    *hugs* Shell x

  9. Awesome CG. Such a lovely image and all those embellishments are perfect.



  10. This is brilliant! Love the music! Have a lovely week ahead! Judy x

  11. This is gorgeousso pretty - love the contrast of black and yellow - just stunning thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week hugs Judith x

  12. gorgeous, love that image, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

  13. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

  14. I love this card. It is so elegant.

  15. Lovely summer card...I love all the layers of music! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge at Simply Create Too!
    Jennifer - Simply Create Too DT

  16. Love the combo on this card! Great job integrating all of these techniques for Tuesday Alchemy's BINGO challenge this week!


  17. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous talent with us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  18. Beautiful sunflower... Fabulous card with a real summery feel!

    Thankyou for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes... good luck and hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  19. Brilliant card, sunflowers are my all time favourite flowers, love the butterflies too. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)


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