This week our lovely Debs is the hostess and has chosen the fab theme of
'Have a Heart'
So we want to see Hearts on your creations. What a wonderful theme with Valentines approaching! It doesn't have to be a card. You could make an altered item, tag, gift box etc. As long as it follows the heart theme. It could be a heart-shaped card (now why didn't I think of that LOL)
I have gone very Less is More this week and kept my card quite clean and simple. We were very kindly given some fab images to play with by our Sponsor Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. I decided to use this lovely heart wreath image. I've resized the image to fit my card blank, coloured it digitally and created the border at the same time. Then added the lovely 'Kay Knudsen' Quotation that I found on the internet. When everything was done, it was just a case of printing the whole thing out and sticking onto the card blank.
First of all I digitally coloured the leaves and then saved the image. Then I used a new technique for me - digital paper-piecing! There are a few ways to do this but this is the method I used on my Mac. In my image editing software I made all the hearts 'see through' by using the Alpha Setting.
Then I used some 'Fleurs' digital papers that were freebies from Bearly Mine Designs. I chose these because they looked like patchwork? So made the squares of paper really small and put them behind each see-through heart.
If anyone has not tried this before and is interested in having a go....this is a Tutorial for Digital Paper-Piecing done on Windows. It is similar technique to mine but keeping the paper to scale and using layers, so might take a bit longer to do.
To add some Pizzazz I have added diamante crystals randomly with a glue pen. It was quite a simple card to make but I love how it came out!! As always it looks nicer in real life as it really sparkles!!
We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. They are kindly offering the Winner - a $10 Voucher to Spend in their Store!! I really do love Stitchy. If I'm ever stuck for an image for a specific theme, I can always be sure they will have something to fit!
I do hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to look at my Teamies wonderful 'heart' cards! :-)
Don't forget to check whether you are a winner if you entered last week. We had so many gorgeous entries and they were all stunning to look at!! It really did make commenting a joy to do!!
It's SO cold here in Manchester!!! gonna dig my thermals out tomorrow!!
But... the sun came out today!! Yippe ay Yay!!! but it showed up all the dust in my room!!
Ah well back to my card...
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 116 - 'Keep it Simple Silly' ends 3rd February 2012
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 98 - 'Use a Digi' ends 4th February 2012
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 105 - 'Valentines' ends 4th February 2012
The Crafty Pad - 'Show Some Valentines/Anniversary Love' ends 4th February 2012
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 149 - 'Diamonds or Pearls' ends 4th February 2012
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 83 - 'Use Hearts' ends 6th February 2012
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 106 - 'Use a Digi Image' ends 7th February 2012
Stamps R Us - 'Valentines/Love' ends 13th February 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 69 - 'Valentine's' ends 13th February 2012
Hope you are all well...Stay warm and snug!
Love n Hugs!