Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lots of Embellishments IS a challenge

Well here I am with my card for the latest Di's Digis Challenge.  The theme this time around is "Add Lots of Embellishments" ... now for some people not a "challenge" at all, but for me... pretty much IS :-)  


I like my image to "shine", and as Di's images are So cute (This one is Love Bearsthey really do deserve centre stage,  I've tried to still have that happen while filling the "lots of embellishments" brief... you decide If I pulled it off  :-) The card is for my Darling Hubby for our Anniversary next Wednesday (37 years, eek, lol) I went for a brown and apricot/coral feel as they were our wedding colours.  Top Tip Tuesday want to see our Favourite Colours... I love all colour, but I have an extra soft spot for these ones. 
I've coloured as usual with Copics, adding some Prismacolor pencil shadows and LASHINGS of glossy accents to the hearts.  Outlawz Friday Colouring ChallengeCuttlebug Mania and Crafty Creations have "Hearts" challenges and Papertake Weekly has Hearts and Flowers so I'm entering there, while Card Mania Challenges wants to see some Red so entering there too.
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Peachy Keen pad, the horizontal strip is the same brown card used for matting (for which I used silver foil as well) with some self adhesive fibreglass mesh I've had in my stash for SO long... I bought a roll from the hardware; it's also known as dry-walling tape. I'll be entering Hazel's Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge  and as I have used a lot of layers I'm entering Addicted to  Stamps challenge. 
I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches  I used the same sketch as the basis for the inside of the card, the sentiments - both the one on the front and that on the inside are from Bizzy Becs' 3 Scallop Valentine's Label Stubs.
Now for those all important embellishments!  I used Cheery Lynn's Leafy Flourish die, cut it up and put that "around" the corner of the image panel, which has a strip of brown rhinestones on the edge.  I added mulberry paper flowers (from Mulberry Crafts, I think) with centres I made myself by melting pony beads in the oven... I've got a gazillion of these things in different colours, so easy to do!  I made the little pins using beads from my stash and the heart charm in the corner is from a chain I found in a second hand store for $1!  I added one of the brown rhinestones to the centre.  Fab'n'funky Challenges has "Charm Us" as their theme so I'm entering there and The Paper Shelter has Recycle so I'm entering there too.   Crafts 4 Eternity wants to see "Twos"... I have two flowers, with their centres, as well as two pins and I have two sentiment stubs so I'm in! 
It being "That" time of the year, there are a lot of Love themed challenges running, I'm entering those at Tuesday ThrowdownPaper Creator CraftsThe Crazy Challenge and OSAAT - which actually has Anything Goes With Love.  Craft Your PassionLittle Miss MuffetCrafty CalendarArt by MiranThat Craft Place and Through the Craftroom Door all have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering there too.
Well that's it for my "Lots of Embellishments" card, don't forget to check out the rest of the team's work on Di's Challenge Blog; if you get a chance why not enter the challenge... if you're an embellies girl you'll find it easy, and if you're not... you'll find it a challenge :-))  There's a great prize on offer from Crafting Desert Diva and as always if you use one of Di's images you go in to an extra draw... what are you waiting for??!!
I'll be back soon - hopefully with a card from my ever increasing Drafts folder.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna

25 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Aw this is so cute, love how you colored that charming teddy....

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous design and gorgeous image Ginny x

Lorraine said...

This is so cute and beautifully coloured.
Lorraine x

Jacee said...

Lovely design Donna, love the image and your colours
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Planetsusie said...

This is such a great image Donna and I love the colours and the papers you have chosen. As for the melted pony beads - I have always wondered what to do with them and now I have the answer! Thank you for entering the OSAAT (AG with Love) Challenge this fortnight, lots of luck!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

Donna Mosley said...

Just so gorgeous and cute Donna, your colouring is stunning!

Donna x

Di said...

Just gorgeous Donna!!
I love your colouring!! Thankyou
Hugs Di xxx

Sarah said...

Beautiful caRd ! Great job making you near look textutured!Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Amy Ottmers said...

Such a cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love all your embellies and that sweet image! Fantastic sentiment, too!
Thanks for playing along this week at TMS!!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Donna, I love the papers and colours you used and this image is fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Chris said...

What a darling card, Donna! I really like how you colored the bear's fur. I like the technique you used. The colors are wonderful. Love the red with the brown. Also, your paper choices are great and enhance the focus of your layering! Thanks for joining the Addicted to Stamps Layering Challenge!

XO,
Chris
http://ascrappersmusings.blogspot.com

Sue U said...

Stunning, love all your embellishments!! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
Hugs, Sue

Andrea Norris said...

It's good to be taken out of our comfort zones it helps us grow :) you've done a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD
Andrea x

Andrea Norris said...

Forgot to say your colouring is fantastic x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely adorable with amazing colouring on those little critters.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Emily Lauritzen said...

This card is so adorable!! I love these sweet little bears, and your heart pins are so perfect!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
<3 Emily L. - DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely card with sweet embellishments. Love the heart charm. Thanks for joining in our 'Use a Charm' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Judith said...

Hi Donna I just love this gorgeous card - the papers and die cuts are fabulous and that little bear is too cute - thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week - hope to see you playing along with us again soon! hugs Judith xx
ps I have "happy candy" on my blog if you'd like to join in xx

Marie said...

Great sweet card. Love the colours you have used. I love the time of fall so this colours are so right in my mind. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just love this image hun & your added embellishments are perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Lau W said...

Superb colouring, what a nice card !
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

Carla S. said...

What a sweet card, Donna! Great coloring and design! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

Zara Petkova said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in Card Mania Challenge

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Hugs
Bev x