I know I have been a bit absent recently which has been due to a little holiday and work commitments but hopefully I will be back at my crafting desk this weekend, well after the housework has been done of course!
Today, over at Craftalicious the lovely Mandy has chosen the challenge of "Swirls and Pearls", so I know there are alot of you out there that just love your swirls and pearls, so we'll be popping by to nick your ideas, lol. We are being sponsored by "The Crafty Purple Frog" who provide digi sweet pea decoupage sheets. Now, I haven't done decoupage in years and had forgotten how theraputic it is cutting out all the layers, which you can do in front of the TV and put it altogher later. Here's my card using the "Green Dragonfly":-
I have used Basic Grey papers edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I have added lace at the bottom which also has sequins on, not captured too well in the photograph.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the different sized pearls were purchased on Ebay. The flowers again have been distressed using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and I have added lots of stickles to the edges and also to the wings of the image and the two dragonflys, they really sparkle.
Here you can see the depth of the decoupage.
Please pop over to the Craftalicious Challenge Blog to see the beautiful creations that the Design Team have done and remember we have our first Guest Designer, Liz, who has done a beautiful card for us. For Each challenge from now on a member of the design team will be choosing someone to guest design on the next challenge, so you never know, it could be you......but as they say, "You've got to be in it to win it", how corny is that?
I have entered this card into the following challenges:-
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Cupcake Craft - Lace
Incy Wincy - Use a bug on your creation (two dragonflys)
One Stitch At A Time - Mystical
Basic Grey - Pearls (papers are basic grey)
Paper Sundaes - Metal (charm attached to flowers, top rh corner)
Crafty Creations - Winged Things
Nutcrafters Nutshells - Free Choice
Raise The Bar - Pearls
Trimmies CRAFT - Insects
City Crafter - Use a heart (heart charm, top rh corner)
Digital Tuesday - Butterflies/Lace one or both - (Image is digi decoupage sheet, lace)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Winged Things
Thanks for stopping by.