Sunday, May 20, 2012

OSAAT Challenge #114: ANYTHING GOES!

Happy Sunday! This week at One Stitch at a Time we want you to strut your stuff... or, just link up some crap because ANYTHING GOES! Just kidding; crafters never make crap, just pieces of art!

I used Sunflower Vase by Gingerloft Digi Stamps, which was chosen for me by OSAAT teamie Nataliya:

I fussy-cut the flowers (after coloring them with Copics), gently curled each, and then layered them with silicon glue. 

I cut out the buttons using a die from the Pot Pourri Becky Fleck/Spellbinders set. I found matching heat-shaped buttons in my stash. Both tyes are just glued on, but I did add some fake thread with a black microliner & a green gel pen.

For the lace border, I ran a green ribbon through the lace and tightened it so that it furled a bit. I attached the white silk ribbon with sparkly brads.

I heat-embossed the sentiment in blue, then cut out the banner shape, added stitching with a microliner, and distressed the edges with both TH Antique Linen distress ink & a distressing tool. The buttons, vase, and background were embossed in my BigShot using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I sanded the background, and added dimension and color with TH distress inks. For a final touch, I did some more faux stitching around the outer edge.

Hope you'll join us at One Stitch at a Time for our "Anything Goes" challenge. We have two prizes up for grabs this week! For entries using a StitchyBear Store product (be sure to add a # after your name when entering), the prize is a £10 UK gift coupon to Joanna Sheen's shop, or this month's Stitchy Bear Store Artist Collection. 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!

A and T Challenge #24: Embossing wet/dry
Alota's Challenge #83: Tic Tac Toe (see blog for play card; I used the left vertical row: Die cuts, Lace, Buttons)
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #45: May Flowers
Inky Impressions Challenge: Use Lace or Trim
Mema's Crafts May Challenge: Bingo ((see blog for play card; I used the top horizontal row: Buttons, Lace, Bling)
Midnight Madness Challenge #138: Fancy Sketch (right)

Thank you for visiting!


Choccy said...

Absolutely gorgeous !! I love what you have done with the image.

Choccy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card I like the embossing, the lace and the buttons.
Kevin xx

Basslady said...

a fantastic card! so creative and striking!

hug, silvi x

Hazel said...

Lovely card, beautiful flowers. Hazel x

Josephine said...

Beautiful! Love how you've added so much dimension.

Mema's Crafts said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful and the detail is amazing. It has dimension and captures your attention. I like the colors and want to thank you for sharingand joining us for Bingo over at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck.

Mema's Crafts said...

Love the detail you've put into this card and I love the way it adds dimension. Thank you for sharing and playing Bingo with us over at Mema's Crafts.

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a beautiful card! That image fair jumps out the page, absolutely lovely! Judy x

Susan Flynn said...

Love the 3D effect you have achieved on your pretty card, and that lace is so lovely too. Thanks so much for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Add Flowers Challenge hugs Susan x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely bright cheery card! Hugs Julie x

Made by Mandy said...

I have to say this was my favourite card from the DT this week. I love the image anyway but the way you have showcased it on this card with all the lovely details is just beautiful.

Love Mandy xxx

Jules said...

Very unusual card, but looks fantastic. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs (EFG). Good Luck xoxox

Melissa said...

This looks fantastic
Thanks for joining us at A&T Emerald Faeries