I like my image to "shine", and as Di's images are So cute (This one is Love Bears) they 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 Challenge, Cuttlebug 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 Throwdown, Paper Creator Crafts, The Crazy Challenge and OSAAT - which actually has Anything Goes With Love. Craft Your Passion, Little Miss Muffet, Crafty Calendar, Art by Miran, That 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