Good Morning! it's Thursday again, and so it's time for a new challenge over at
This week our lovely Mau is hostess for her very first Challenge and she has chosen the fab theme of ....
I know you are going to love this challenge and am really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. Remember it doesn't have to be a card - it can be an altered item, tag, gift box etc. as long as it follows the theme and has something to do with the garden or flowers.
We are sponsored this week by the fab Stitchy Bear Stamps
and the Winner of this week's challenge will get a very generous prize of a $10.00 Voucher to spend in the store. Lots to choose from in this fab store!!
Stitchy Bear Stamps very kindly gave us some digis to play with and I chose this beautiful image called 'Lily Circle'. I decided to make a Sympathy Card as I need to widen my range of themes. I have also used another image from Stitchy called 'Celtic Frame 1' which I've coloured digitally with a green maple leaf texture.
The paper was also from Stitchy. I have quite a few paper packs that I have never used!!! This pack was part of a prize Collaboration I won about a year ago - I was just looking through and thought this would look good with the Lily! So this paper is my item over 6 months old for Oldie But A Goodie Challenge!! (hope paper counts) The Tag is from Digital Scrapbook Place but I have digitally changed the colour to green and added a sentiment.
The pearls are from stash and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The image is coloured with Prisma Pencils. I've not blended with Sansodor or Baby Oil as I'm trying to get the hang of just shading using different pressures.
I used some 'Tiara' Glitz Stickles on the stamens as it is very sparkly and has a gorgeous mink tinge to it. On the leaves I've used 'Waterfall' Stickles as I've found this looks good on top of blue or green!! :-))
Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT and see my Teamies wonderful creations this week! and don't forget to check if you were a winner in last week's challenge!
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-
Fairy Fun Friday - Challenge 77 - 'Anything with Flowers' ends 2nd May 2012
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 110 - 'Anything Goes' ends 28th April 2012
Sentimental Sunday - Challenge 99 - 'Celebrating Earth Day' ends 28th April 2012
My Time to Craft - Challenge 178 - 'Gardening Gems' ends 30th April 2012
Oldie but a Goodie - 'On The Farm/In The Garden' ends 30th April 2012
(using paper over + 6 months)
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st May 2012
I finally feel like I'm getting over my cold but now the rest of the household has got it !!! It's a really horrid virus that affects your chest. I had to get up in the night as my mum and dad were really bad and both coughing and wheezing like mad - so I'm really tired today...
I'm going to schedule this for the morning and I really hope Blogger works this time!! The new interface is really odd - it seems to want you to re-set your location for every post that you schedule?? It would be great if you were Phileas Fogg!!! LOL
Thank You for all your lovely comments - they really do brighten up my day! Will catch up with you all soon..
Love Sue xx