Monday, June 23, 2014

SPS - Arrival of Spring

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with another creation for  Sweet Pea Stamps.  Today I am sharing with you my DT creation for Artist Week  using the digi Arrival of Spring by Conie Fong.

I have a friends birthday coming up and bless her, last year I forgot.  So to make up for my thoughtlessness this year I have made her an extra special card.  My friend loves pearls and roses and I think she is going to love this one :) :) :)

I started by colouring the digi - oops forgot to take a pic of just the digi.  Here you see the coloured digi which I have fussy cut on the right hand side.  I have also used a mauve pearlised paper to line the inside of the card.
 Promarkers used.
 OK - so you know I fussy cut the right hand side, here you can see that better.
Now to complete the simple bow using a pieces of lovely purple ribbon that came in a scrap bundle that was in a sale lol.
 To make the charm section I used a rose metal charm and then added beads to the fishing line. Normally I use stranded cotton to attach charms but thought I would try the fishing line today.  Big bother as it had retained its coil.  To try to remove this I attached the metal charm first for a bit of weight and then held it up and used the heat gun to heat up the plastic and hopefully reshape it lol.  Worked but hot on the fingers and it did not help that my head forgot to compute that metal gets hot so big ouch when I touched the metal charm !!!!
 I am adding flowers to the bow area where the charm will also be hanging.  After trimming off the metal stems of the flowers I took a toothpick to make spiral bits - hey waste not want not.
 Here you see the flowers, spirals and charm attached to the bow on the card.
 Now the reason I fussy cut the right edge is so that I could use acetate or in this case a clear overhead projector sheet so I could give the pearls and my friends name a floating effect.
Finished card side view
 Finished card

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  1. A beautiful card, lovely colours and flowers. Thank you for sharing it with us at SCH this time.

  2. Wow, this is stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


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  3. Great card, beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. WOW this is beautiful , what a great card, Thanks for playing on Crafty Creations Challenge this fortnight, Love Hazel (Didos) x

  5. you are a pro with those markers!| Great job! beautiful card Thanks for joining us at in the pink
    Helene DT

  6. Oh wow Mimi, this is awesome colouring. Just love the cropped edge.
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  7. Oh WOW this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  8. Stunning. thank you for joining in the CBN challenge and good luck.x

  9. Wow Mimi! This is gorgeous! Love your coloring and the way the image looks 3D on the front of your card. Awesome!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy!! Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Please join me in my celebration and a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

  10. Absolutely beautiful image and fabulous colouring,great fussy cutting,gorgeous bow and embellishments and love the floating name and pearls,love the idea of the tutorial instructions-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Carol DT x

  11. Gorgeous card and your colouring is stunning. Your friend will forget that you missed her birthday last year when she sees this beauty. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  12. This is a fabulous card, I love your gorgeous image and beautiful embellishments.. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  13. Beautiful card and great image and colouring! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!


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