Sunday, January 12, 2014

Starting New

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 #195

Theme 'Starting New'

Our sponsor this week is StitchyBear Digital Outlet with $9 to spend in the store.  To win this prize you MUST use a digi from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  A second prize of $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet will be given to an entrant who does not use a SB product.

This week I had the opportunity of choosing a digi from Barbara Jensen and I opted for  Red Riding Hood.

With our challenge being Starting New, I thought I would do something really different for a change.  It all stems from a friend on another DT, Samara, who I now seem to have a pact with lol - to try more 'dark' creations.  Now I know dark cards are not everybody's cup of tea but I am getting a little fed up with 'cute' and want to explore some other avenues.   I hope you are not offended by this card, it really is not my aim to offend, just create.  My poor family are going to be the guinea pigs this year so I wonder if they will still be talking to me in twelve months time hahahahahahaha.  This card is for my youngest daughter but I will have to wait till September to get her reaction.  Think the hardest 'dark' card to make will be the one my Mum gets, that is certainly going to be interesting!!!!!!!

For this card, I first chose to use red card in keeping with the red cloke of the digi which I planned to use, then I matted a second layer with black glitter paper.  Next I coloured the fabulous digi with Promarkers and then added a bit of gold to the lace areas with my gold pen.  I then used clear embossing powder  for the corset, tops of stocking and wristbands to give a wet-look effect.  Finally I fussy cut around the outside.  I then printed the text on matching card to the base layer and cut it out with my Spellbinder Grand Circles.  I attached the text circle to the card and then attached the colourd digi on top with foam tape.  For a bit of bling I used Stickles  in various areas and Black Liquid Pearls.

  • Red Hammer card from Craft Creations
  • Digi - 'Red Riding Hood' by Barbara Jensen
  • Promarkers - cool grey 3, 4, 5, wallnut, burnt sienna, cocoa, cinnamon, caramel, ginger, ivory, crimson, berry red, poppy, lipstick red, heatwave, pale pink, oasis, gold, sunflower, mustard, tulip yellow, black and blender; Metallic -  Black and Gold, Flex Markers - dusky pink, blush, champagne and linen
  • Black and Gold Stickles
  • Black Liquid Pearls
  • Clear Embossing Powder
I am entering this project in the following challenges:-


  1. Mmmm, what an interesting new challenge you have set yourself ....'dark' cards for the family ...and this from one whose cards are treated as very special gifts for being so personally created to the recipient in mind. Looks as though 2014 is the year we are going to be learning about what you see as our dark sides little sister ....but I cannot begin to imagine what you'll come up with for our Mum either:-) I'm wondering how Nicole is going to explain her Mum to her army colleagues when she displays this card :-)

    Joking aside, I love the boldness and drama of this card. It's naughty but also very classy, It's got it's gruesome side but retains a very good dose of sensitivity (just look at how beautifully coloured that wolf is) and most of all, it's a great piece of artwork and design. And the sparkle, used so sensitively to highlight rather than dominate, is very effective.

    It looks as though you really enjoyed creating this card so what better gift for Nicole. If you enjoy creating a year's worth of dark family cards as much as you have this one I'll stop quaking and quivering and will look forward, with excited anticipation, to what you come up with for my own birthday :-)

    Lots of love xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. It's a beautifully coloured and beautifully made card. I'm sure your mother will love a 'dark' card as she seems a lovely forward thinking woman and will take it all in her stride. All the best for the year ahead. Hazel x

  3. As always, you've coloured the image so beautifully and created something quite stunning. It's a very dramatic image, and the colours certainly add to the drama, resulting in something with lots of detail to look at. Really, it's in keeping with the fairy tale - those old children's stories are often extremely blood-thirsty!

    Wishing you all the best for the new year.

  4. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

  5. I love this! What a great card. Happy New Years and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a message! Be talking again soon. Sue

  6. Aloha!!! Thank you for leaving me a message regarding my win at OSAAT! I missed it because my name was misspelled so I didn't think it was me! Thanks so much!

    Awesome card, btw!!!

  7. Beautiful and original realization. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz in this period of birthday !

    Best wishes for 2014 !

    Hugs from France.

  8. Bravo, it's so intense and elaborate to the last detail. Thank you share with us Card Makin Mamas
    Vesi- DT CMM

  9. Amazing choice of colors. You do awesome job every single time.
    Happy New Year!!!!
    Hugs Nataliya

  10. This is fab. Great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  11. WOWZA...what a great creation...this card is just stunning Jane. Your bright colours are awesome. Love it.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

  12. Fabulous Jane.
    Lisa OSAAT Teamie xxx

  13. I like this Mimi!! Fabulous coloring!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenge.

  14. This is awesome! Love everything about it.

  15. Really striking card! Love the black sparkly bits :)

    Victoria (OSAAT teamie)

  16. Such a stunning card, love the colours and design. Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Charisma Cardz
    xx Vee

  17. Stunning colouring, my congratulations on a stunning piece of art work. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  18. Very dramatic and sexy dark card! Coloring is amazing and your creation is very stunning! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina DT

  19. brilliant blood thirsy image and fantastic colouring -love it Carol(osaat) and while I am here-thanks for joining us at CraftyGirls
    Carol DT x

  20. A great card and stunning image.

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz in our birthday celebration and good luck.


  21. Fabulous. Wonderful style
    Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

    Huggsss, Angelique

  22. Wow what a stunning card it has such movement in the colours love it

  23. All I can say is WOW! I am so impressed with our coloring of this image. She's fabulous. Love your card design. Maggie OSAAT Teamie

  24. Stunning Card. Thanks for sharing at Love To Scrap.


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