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Thursday, 1 August 2013

One Sweet Challenge - August 2013 - Your favourite technique

We had a lovely array of entries for the red/white/blue challenge last month over at the One Sweet Challenge.  This month the topic is "use your favourite technique".
Yikes this was a tough one as I have many favourite techniques eg colouring with alcohol pens, using dies, making my own background papers and using different colour schemes.  I make my cards solely to sell to raise funds for different charities.  I often get sent items from fellow crafters for me to use.  Sometimes the papers aren't what I would buy/use so my favourite technique at the moment is to either stamp on patterned paper or like the card above to put it through an embossing folder and then drag an ink pad over the top.  This has helped me to use up so many papers that it won't be long before I'll need to buy papers!!!

For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Owl Territory".  This image is available as a digital stamp, a single rubber stamp and as a plate of 4 stamps (Sheet 50, Plate 238 - Owl Territory comes on the sheet along with Spring Nocturne, Starlight Magic and Purple Immersion).  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Pan Pastels.
One of the backing papers I have used is Bearly Mine Designs Spring Surprise but the others I was given.  I have finished the card off with a Marianne Designs die-cut, lace, foam flowers and a butterfly which I've added Perfect Pearls to the centre and some mica, buttons and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Animals
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Use lace
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Pile it On - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
The Crafter's Circle - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Button it
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Cards Galore - BINGO board - I have chosen the top horizontal row of birthday - flowers - embossing or masks
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Show us those colouring skills
DL Art Thankful Monthly Challenge - Anything goes


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Ginny X

Cheryl said...

What a neat image! Love your sparkly butterfly & flowers! Thanks for joining us for the "Animals" Challenge at CC&CC this week!

Corysnana1 said...

Great card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your card again at the Sister Act Card Challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Olivia said...

Lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

Lisa Carroll said...

This is beautiful! Love the soft, dream-like colors! Thank you for joining us in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

DeBe said...

What a beautiful card Kym. Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Bingo Challenge,Denyse x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful card. I really love that you get to use paper that you would not normally use!!! I need to use up mine more...

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Deonna Bemish said...

Gorgeous Card! I love the colors that you've chosen and that image is awesome. Thank you for sharing at TTCRD this week.

Vicky said...

Thank you for entering your gorgeous card into Inky Impressions "Button It" challenge

hugs Vicky xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper