Sunday, September 7, 2014

Teatime - Using Dies at OSAAT

OSAAT September Prize Pack
After a summer break, we're back with challenges at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT)! Our theme this fortnight is Use a Die. StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds of digital products from many wonderful artists. Even if you don't use a store image, you'll still be in the drawing to win the super-duper September prize pack.

I used this whimsical Chores digi by Stitchy Stamps and I "stamped" it onto the teacup using the acetate rub-on technique. The teacup is a rubber stamp from the China Fragments stamp set by Heartfelt Creations (it actually has a coordinating die that is on my wishlist!), and I masked the center design with blue tape in order to place the digi. I've used 2 dies on this project: a large Sizzix doily and a Doodlebug tag die.

The color of the teacup was inspired by Delft Blue; my folks were married in Holland and received the most gorgeous Delft Blue Earthenware vase as a wedding gift, and since this is for my Mom I knew she'd like the concept. I colorized the Stitchy Stamps image in Photoshop using a suggested CMYK color build for Delft Blue. I inked the teacup with a mix of blues to match the computer-generated color.

The sentiment (from a freebie set from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine)was stamped in pink onto a metal-lined tag. The pretty tulip-themed background paper is from Lili of the Valley/NitWit Collections.

I'm entering this card into the following fun Challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies: Sparkle and Bling
Left of Center Creative Challenges #44: Tag It!
Lia Stampz Challenge: Feminine/Girly
Polkadoodles #36: Tag, you're it!
Quick Quotes September Challenge: Bling It On

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  1. Very pretty. I love the Delft Blue. Maggie, DT Teamie

  2. CG you are a genius, I love you acetate rub on technique and am going to have to give this a go - it looks such fun and might, with luck, be the solution to something I have wanted to try but did not know how to get around the problem :) :) :) When I first saw this I thought the tea cup and the digi were part of the same image, you have matched them so perfectly and yep - Delft jumped out, your Mum is going to be over the moon :) :) :) Fab creation treasure. Big hugs Jane xxxxx

  3. Love the blue on the image and all the bling!!! Your Sister OSAAT DT



  4. Beautiful how you have brought this home for the Left of Centre Challenge. Love your colors and how you have joyfully put your creation together! Thanks for joining us at LOC. Best, Samara DT

  5. Blue and white china is a real favourite of mine and your card is gorgeous, love this image and off to check out the die and stamps too!

    Jennie, your OSAAT Teamie xx

  6. Oh what a cute card! Love this! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center this week, Mo dt coordinator xx

  7. So pretty , thanks for joining us at tag your it challenge
    Hugs Susan xx

  8. I love the combo of pastel colours and all the sparkly gems - so pretty :-) And the image stamped on the teacup is fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies!
    Kat x

  9. Such a sweet image on the tea cup. love the card and the bling is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with the Quick Quotes monthly challenge!

  10. Beautiful card! I LOVE the teacup. Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes Challenge! :)


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