Friday, 13 August 2010

Swirls & Pearls at Craftalicious

Happy Friday Peeps,

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
Incy Wincy - Use a bug on your creation (two dragonflys)
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)

Thanks for stopping by.


Liza said...

A gorgeous card and image. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

michele hileman said...

Don't you just love those designs? I love them.
Awesome job, Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT

Anne said...

Fab as usual Tracey, love all the detailing, this really is your strongpoint. Everytime I try to add loads it looks a mess lol
Hope you enjoyed yer hols

Lau W said...

What a nice card !

Ros said...

Very pretty and beautifully crafted ... thanks so much for joining us at CCCB

Unknown said...

so pretty love the layering Thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Alica said...

of wow! looks great! love all the sparkliness and the metal charm is perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Eiglas said...

Lovely colourful dragonflies!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Juls said...

Just gorgeous! just so man beautiful details! I love the dimension you have created! Hugs Juls

zoe.payne said...

Stunning card, really beautiful image love the colours and all the sparkly bits. the dragonfly is really pretty. well done xxxx

Nikki said...

What a beautiful card and so full of details love the coloring Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tracy this is wonderful the colours, papers, flowers, lace and dragonfly it just looks amazing thank you so much for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Fantastic card as always Tracy. Cant believe you have been so absent from your blog, you are so selfish going on holiday, lol.

Mandy said...

Oh hun this is absolutely gorgeous, soooooooo pretty, love all that fabby sparkle.
Hope you have a great weekend, nothing like a nice bit of crafting & some housework, yes I'm mad everyone tells me but I do love cleaning lol
hugs Mandy xx

angelwhispers said...

The decoupage is just beautiful but you have made it so much more magical with the sparkle and added detail!! Just "Stunning" Love Chanelle xx

Lizzy said...

Absolutely stunning as always Tracy...luv the image and all the sparkle xx Lizzy xx :)

craftyb said...

stunning much detail here to admire...LOVE your swirl and flowers and of course all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

Carol Ann said...

Wow a stunning card! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT.
Carol Ann xx

Liz said...

A work of art its beautiful Thanks for joining OSAAT Hope you pop back tomorrow for our new challenge

liz xx

Amanda said...

Fantastic card - I love the dark muted colours.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Gem said...

whay a fab mystical card! Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Unknown said...

This is spectacular.. It truley is a work of art.. Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Terry said...

Hiya Tracy wowwww your project is amazing, Just love the dragonlady is absolutely georgous wonderfull colors and I want to thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hope to see ya next week for another challenge. Hugs Terry xxxx

Peggy Lee said...

wow she is beautiful!!! love the colors and popping of the dragonfly...

cnelson said...

perfectly beautiful! love the dimension and details! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Neet said...

Gorgeous card - the layers are amazing.

Lynne Forsythe said...

OH MY Tracy!!! the depth...colors....bling-0-liciousness of it!!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Crystal said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! Love the image & how you layered it to add dimension. The stickles and pearls make it really shine & shimmer and love the dragonflies. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, love all the detail! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Suzi Mac said...

Another beautiful card Tracy, love all the fab details. Stunning. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Basslady said...

gorgeous card! wonderful to see, how you combined the noble paper with the pearls and the image!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Claire Phillips said...

What lovely dragonflies for our mini beast challenge! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x