Thursday 18 April 2013

Have a Hoot

Today's new challenge at Charisma Cardz is a little unusual but it's also a challenge I enjoy - limiting the colours to just a couple makes me think a little harder than a palate that's wide open! This week we have had to base our cards on the colours of our national flag and as I have lived in Scotland for the majority of my life my flag is the St Andrew's Cross, so blue and white were the only colours I had to play with.
I started by stamping the cute owl image from Woodware onto white card and used Promarkers to add some blue, the wings were stamped separately onto blue cardstock and then stuck on with sticky fixers, I added white dots with a Posca pen. I then stamped flowers onto some more blue cardstock to create a bit of a background and then layered on some printed cardstock. Next I added a border to the image with a scalloped nesting die and added some faux stitching round the white card to tie in with the 'stitching' on the image. I stamped out the sentiment and cut it out using a punch from Stampin Up and then finished it all off with a bit of organza ribbon and a few little sticky backed diamonte gems.

Challenges entered:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Frame It
Top Tip Tuesday - No Machine Sewing
Alota Rubber Stamps - Lace/Ribbon plus 1 round shape
Card and Scrap - Use dies
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything goes with stitching 
Sweet Stamps - Stamped background paper
Visible Image Monthly Challenge - Get stamping
Card Mania - Punches and/or Diecuts
Cutie Pie Challenge - Clean and simple
Incy Wincy Designs - Fur or feathers


Sue said...

Gorgeous card. I love that owl and such beautiful shades of blue
Sue xx

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

Heidi said...

It's gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Vili M. said...

Very beatiful and cute! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!

Lisa xx said...

this is so sweet, gorgeous cas card!

thank you for joining in with the cutie pies, come and see us again xx

Unknown said...

I love your flag inspired card and the faux stitching around your image looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips, good luck!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love how you did the owl and the pretty blue colors! Thanks for sharing for my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Broni said...

What a cute patchwork owl!! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Timeless Tuesday "Frame It" challenge!

Mila said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
Hugs, Mila

Anonymous said...

Great card... awesome colour too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Netti said...

Thank you for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap. I just love it :)

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is absolutely lovely.Great design with the gorgeous dp,owl and the faux stitches. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge.Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx