Thanks to everyone who entered Challenge #31, congratulations to the winner and GD. Me and the rest of the DT apologise for not being able to make it round to everyones entries to leave comments - but inlinkz decided to not work!! Techno..
I hope you are ready for a splash of pink today, prepare yourself - its totally not me, so you won't be used to seeing colours like this on my blog. I hope its something that I will become more used to.
This fornights challenge over at Lexi's Creation's is 'Valentines Card', you can be as creative as you like. The sponsor is our very own Lexi - take a look at the Fairy Dust Craft website.
Here is my DT take on the challenge:
A lot of pink, a bit of distressing, a bit of stitching. Yikes - what was up with me? LOL. Well, the stitching is not so strange, is it? I have used Lexi's 'Hugs and Kisses - Sentiment' digi. The paper is from Bearly Mine Designs - Pink Polka Dot Swirls and is a digi too.
I have made my own shaker box using a chipboard heart from Cosmo Cricket. I covered it in SU! Pretty in Pink cardstock and sanded the edges smooth. I attached some acetate, punched out some mini hearts from vellum and placed them in the centre. I attached foam mount adhesive around the edges and placed another piece of patterned paper on the back, then placed it on the card with regular adhesive. *TIP* rub some talc onto the edges of your foam mount adhesive to prevent whatever it is in your shaker card from sticking to it - and allowing it to shake free. :)
I added some Martha Stewart Micro beads to the lips on the sentiment to make them stand out a little. I attached them using Tombow Mono Multi Glue - its great stuff. This was a messy job, the beads get everywhere!! They truely are micro but they give great results.
Here is a close up of the sentiment - it would be great for a male or female card, for valentines day or an anniversary. :) The Prima flower is from my stash and I highlighted it with my stickles. I added a fuzzy brad to the centre and attatched it to the sentiment.
Cardstock: AC - White, SU! Pretty in Pink, Vellum
Patterned paper: Bearly Mine Designs - Pink Polka Dot Swirls
Digi: Hugs and Kisses - Sentiment
Details on digi: Martha Stewart - Garnet Microbeads, PaperMania brad - Monochrome capsule collection
Stamp: SU! Tiny Tags
Ink: Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet
Chipboard Heart: Cosmo Cricket - Buck naked buttons and more
Tools: Fiskars - little heart punch, SU! Mat pack and paper piercer, BG - Precision File set
Miscellaneous: Stickles - Diamond, pink embroidery floss, SU! - Linen thread, brown fineliner, Prima flower from stash
I would like to enter this card into these challenge:
× Tellen's Place - Dot, Dot, Dot It! Polka Dots - my patterned paper has just the slightest hint of polka dots
× TotallyPapercrafts Challenges - #50 - Add a Heart - my shaker box.. YEY.
× Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - #45 - Anything Goes
× For Fun Challenges - Glitter - glitter on the Prima flower and microbeads on the lips
× Freshly Brewed Challenges - #31 - Valentine's Day card
× My Time To Craft Challenge - #124 - Spots and Dots
× Tuesday Throwdown #32 - Valentine
× Crazy 4 Cocoa - C4CC8 - Pink & Red
× Paper Sundaes #53 - Distressing
Thanks for stopping by, why not pop on over to Lexi's Creations and join in.
*EDIT* I now don't start back at uni until Wednesday, due to another emergency change of timetable.