Monday, 14 March 2011

A new home for the spotlight

Our Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight challenge now has it's own new home and a brand new challenge today. We also have a bunch of lovely new DT members dying to get involved and show you how they interpret the challenges both on the regular Crafty Cardmakers blog and on the new Spotlight one.

This week we are challenging you to make your own backing papers - you can do this with inks, stamps, paints or you can do what I did and create papers digitally.

I have used the digi stamp She who Paints the Forest provided by this week's sponsor  The Stamping Boutique and coloured the image with Promarkers to match the backing papers I created digitally when I was experimenting with designing papers to work alongside some of my own digi stamps. These ones were all based on a leaf design, I used Adobe Illustrator CS5 and drew a leaf shape which I copied and pasted into repeat patterns - very laborious - I'm sure there must be easier ways!!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Spring
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Spring has Sprung
Craft Us Crazy - Anything that reminds you of nature
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything goes
Freshly Brewed - 3 or more patterned papers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Getting Kricky with K Andrews - Anything Winged


Jack said...

Great card, fab background. If there is an easier way let me know cos I am useless at digi stuff, lol. xx

Copse said...

Great card Jenni, love that digi great image and love the DPS you used. Thanks for joing us at SSDS this week... Kaz DT SSDS

ike said...

Excellent colours - love the backing papers... very nice indeed.
Thank you for joining us this week at SSDS.

Ike xx SSDS DT

Josephine said...

Looks fabulous, Jenni! Your papers are gorgeous!

gillyflower said...

love your backing paper really goes well with the image. such a pretty card love it
gill xxx

K Andrew said...

Hi Jenny! I absolutely love your card--the image is beautiful! I just finished using some Stamping Boutique Images for an upcoming magazine article!
Thank you so very much for playing in my Simply Sunday Challenge.
I am now following your lovely blog.

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is a really lovely card! Such a soft image and colors. Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Jenni, fabulous 'spring' colours and papers and beautiful colouring of the sweet image.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

the cricutologist said...

This card is so pretty! I love how you did the ribbon! The colors are great! I also have a border punch give away on my blog. Come check it out! I'm your newest follower;)

Sande said...

Oh, how cute card Jenni! This image is adorable!

Thanks for joining us at SSDS!

Hugs, Sande

PetraB said...

This is such a wonderful card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jenni this is absolutely gorgeous I love the colours, design and image it looks super.
Lorraine x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Oh! I love this image from the Stamping Boutique!! Your coloring are great!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Vicki Romaine said...

Lovely coloring and interpretation of "Is it Spring Yet?" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Please come back for future challenges.

Eiglas said...

I could have sworn I already left a comment for you Jenni! LOL! Defo turning into my Mum!

Super card Hunni - love your spring-like pallette and, of course, your papers.

Lin said...

I don't seem to have gotten round the blogs last week, oooops. I wonder just where the hours go some times.

Anyhow, this is gorgeous, I love how the image looks sooooooo part of the gorgeous background and created by yourself. Stunning

Lin xx