Sunday, April 28, 2019

Jacquard Birthday

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #57

This fortnights challenge of Birthday has been chosen by DT sister CraftyGirl.  I had so much fun making this card and trying to get the hang of masking.  This awesome stamp was part of the Creative Stamper set with magazine #107.  The stamp so reminds me of all the needlework my Mum and Gran used to do often using images like this and a variety of stitches.

Once I had made my masks I then got t stamping then coloured the final design with Promarkers.  I was trying to get an antique theme going on (thinking again of my Mum and Gran's needlework lol) and think, looking at the end result I did capture what I was trying to do.  A small edging stamp was used to to complete the framing of the card and finally the Birthday sentiment also from the Creative Stampers magazine.  I then used the Tim Holtz distressing tool to roughen up the edges (my stamping is not very straight on the edges so this is a cool way to disguise this and make it look part of the end result).  The completed layer was then mounted on black card.  Leaving the card base white did not look right so I ended up getting some purple children's craft paper and scrunching it up into a small ball to create a really distressed look. Once flattened out I used this to cover my card.  Finally I added some flat back pearls to the flowers and a couple of die cut butterflies in black.

Challenges entered:-
  • Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image (MUST always use digital or stamped image) – APR - No. 157 - FLOWERS   Ends May 2nd  
  • Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5  Must include a sentiment #225 Happy Birthday Sentiment (W2 of 2) + A DT Call
  • C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #511 Distress Yur Project
  • Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #96 Floral (W1 of 2)
  • Passion For Promarkers Challenge W - must use promarkers - #490 - Favorite Stamp or Digi - (This stamp is certainly going to be a favourite, it is versitile, suitable for so many styles and fun to colour added to this is the memories of my Mum and Gran each time I use it )


  1. This card is beautiful, I love your design and yes, it reminds me of the embroidery my sister used too make too. Hazel x

  2. This card is so lovely and elegant! It definitely has that vintage feel.


  3. So beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT , xxxxx

  4. Oh this is gorgeous!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with my Floral challenge over at MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

    Oh and also thanks for sharing this for our birthday challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  5. This is absolutely stunning! Love this image and your colouring is perfect. The black really makes it stand out and it's lovely that this stamp has brought so many memories of your Mum and Gran too. Thanks so much for sharing at Passion for Promarkers this week. Hugs, Karen xx

  6. Beautiful - and I love how you've made the white space work. I love this stamp set too, although I have yet to use mine!

  7. A very elegant card.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  8. What an incredible stamped image! You've coloured it beautifully and I really like the little half pearl accents you added to the centres of the flowers. Thanks so much for entering your project into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    D√©cosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

  9. Love this card, the colors you chose, the small pearl details, the cut flower by the happy birthday and the beautiful butterflies. That rub on edging looks so hard to do and you did it perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times!


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