Sunday, 29 July 2012

Be Yourself - )Floppy Latte - OSAAT

(aka Challenge 124)

Hi there all you lovely people!  It is Sunday, which means that beginning of another challenge at One Stitch at a Time Challenges.  Our theme is 'Use a Digi' - so other than that, the doors are wide open for your own creativitiy to run free!

This week's sponsor is

 and that image I got to work with is Funky Floral VI by Floppy Latte Designs.  I thought I would have a play with the image in Craft Artist Professional to see what I could come up with....and this is it!

 I used the image once as line art and converted it from black to white, enlarged it, and added it to the background.  Then I printed the image as black line art (as it would be out of the tin so to speak). The image made me think of peacock feathers a bit, so I went with the purple and teal color scheme with pink accents - using Flex Markers for the coloring of course.  The only non digital element is the flower next to the sentiment and the coloring of the smaller image.  I think the overall effect turned out very nice - I hope you agree.

I am going to keep this short and sweet, as I forgot to schedule my blog post ahead of time and am now running late!

Do be sure to visit the main blog, and if the mood strikes you, show the other design team members some love!  Their creations are beautiful!  Also, link up your own digi image projects for a chance to win a set of digi stamps(if you use a Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps image in your project) or to win $3 to spend in the Stitchy Bear shop if you use a non SBDS image.

I would like to enter this creation in the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #196 - Bright and Cheerful
Crafts and Me Challenges - Anything Goes
Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown - Encouraging Challenge
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Use it Two Times (at least)

Right, the longer I ramble, the later this post gets, so I will shush and post this now.

Take care and I hope to see you back soon!

xx Denise

Thursday, 26 July 2012

JIC Olympic Sports - MayzyArt - Use it Up #5

It is Thursday morning, and that means it is time for another challenge at Just Inspirational Challenges.  We are being sponsored by the wonderful MayzyArt Digital Stamp Designs, and with the Olympics starting imminently, the theme is Olympic Sports.  

Here is a photo to inspire you.  Remember, you can make a project taking any inspiration from this picture - whether it be colors, style, or subject matter etc.  Let your imagination run wild - or by all  means show us your best Olympic Sports related projects.  I am sure there are quite a few of them floating around at there in the crafty blogging world!

 And, for a little more inspiration, here is my project using the adorable 'Tennis' digi from MayzyArt.

The image is colored with Flex Markers.  All the paper and card came out of my cut off's box, so in addition to being my design team card for JIC, it is also the next in my own  ' Use it Up'  It is difficult to see it the pic, but the layer just behind the image is pealescent blue, as is the blue layer underneath the textured red paper.

As I was taking the pic this morning (which I was in a panic to do as I forgot it was Wednesday yesterday and by extension that the new JIC challenge would be starting today) I thought the card needed just a little something more.  I decided on liquid pearls in baby blue.  Perhaps I should have left well enough alone as the top ones are not as straight and even as I would have liked.  That is what I get for crafting in a panic at 6

Anyway, it is what it is...and I hope even with its flaws it is something you can draw some inspiration from.  Check out the main blog for the creations by the rest of the design team, and do link up your projects. 

Thank you so much for looking, and if you can, visit again soon!

Take care,
xx Denise

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