Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artees in Green

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.

Challenge #176

Theme ' Use A Digi'

The sponsor this week is The sponsor for this challenge is us .. StitchyBear Digi Outlet. The prize is... the full set of digi images that the team used for challenge # 174. To win our main prize you MUST use an image that's available in StitchyBear Digi Outlet by any of our creators.. Remember to put a # after your name so we can find you easily.  You can still enter with a none StitchyBear Digi Outlet image but will be entered into a separate draw to win $3 to spend in our store.

It was my teamie Ali's turn to chose a digi for us to work with and she chose this awesome image called Artees by Barbara Jensen.  I was rather daunted as to what to do with this image when I saw it, totally loved it but had no idea how to make a card with it.  This is my third design, yep, it was one to design, leave a few days, come back to it and see if I still liked what I saw before I started making it.  The background is made up of a collage of dies, Stickles and gems - some how that seemed to really work.  Initially I was going to use all sorts of crafty items, brads, gems, glitter, material, paper - just about anything I could get my hands on and then at the last minute changed my mind to this idea which was inspired by a tiled image I had on my computer, alas I don't know who created it.  I just love the colour scheme of this card and the final layout, lots going on but not fussy and therefore keeping the digi as the main focus of the card :).  Once the background was created the digi was coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut then attached to the card with foam tape for added dimension.  The quote is from a new book I have with quotes in it - yep handy to have around :) - Fill your paper with the breathings of the heart by William Wordsworth.  It was rather amusing as flipping through the book to find a suitable quote, I was not winning, then decided to look at the front index and there was the perfect quote and the first one in the book too as part of the introduction.  Yep it was meant just for this card :)

  • Card  - White Linen from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Artees by  Barbara Jensen  and available at the StitchyBear Digital Outlet
  • Assorted papers from my stash along with the Stickles and gems
  • Dies - Cottage Cuts Bella Leafy Branch, Marianne Design Lavender, Spellbinders-Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circles
  • Promarkers - Baby Pink, Blossom, Fuchsia Pink, Mulberry, Pale Pink, Tan, Chestnut, Sunflower, Pastel Yellow, Primrose, Almond, Blush, Dusky Pink, Marsh Green, Lime Green, Cobalt Blue, Tea Green, Ice Grey 1, Black and Blender.  Metallics - Pink and Silver
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-


  1. Beautiful card and I love the way you've coloured her hair, she suits that colour! Hazel x

  2. Wow, I love this card. Funnily enough the digi reminds me a bit of you - a little on the wild side and your crafting supplies always near to hand. The quote - well that's just so fitting to All card-makers (wonder if Wordsworth had a secret desire to make cards) Although challenging to begin with I hope you are pleased with the final result because the card is stunning xxxxx

  3. Such an inspirational card (love that purple streak in her hair)Lovely all around! Thanks for joining the DTC challenge this go around hope to see you again and again!

  4. Your card has a mixed media feel to it! Love the streaks you added in your image's hair. Thanks for joining us at Designed To Color! :D

  5. Great Card. I love all the different elements in the background and the main image is still in the forefront of the card. You did awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs.

    Tammy S.

  6. Wonderful coloring. This reminds me of my daughter who I say is the true artist in my family & is a sr in college studying Art Animation & Art History.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  7. Oooooo.... Love the card. It is so whimsical. I really like how you colored her hair! Thank you so much for joining us at Designed to Color!!


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