Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mami Doodles Shopaholic

 Hello all! Happy Tuesday! My card today features an image that I absolutely love that I won from Mami Doodles called Shopaholic. I also won my sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs Gratitude Set and it is printed on vellum. I really went for a lot of texture this time. I love making flowers. I have tons of tutorials left to try out. My flowers are burnt edge flowers made with an old polyester shirt and gold tulle layered alternately. I also placed tulle behind my image and sentiment as matting. The jute is from really reasonable ribbon. It was a little wide for my purposes so I trimmed it to be narrower. My paper is from K & Co. My image is colored with ProMarkers.

For the Delicious Doodles challenge this time, they asked what inspires us. I think color is a big inspiration for me. Sometimes I look at an image and know exactly what colors it should be and then the card goes from there. Sometimes it is a paper I'd like to use or a specific embellishment. This time, I actually had a purpose for this card, so that was my inspiration.

I did not place a sentiment on the inside as this card is for my Mother-In-Law and I wanted to have some space for us to write. The flower on the inside has been cut with my Spellbinders Dahlia die and has burnt edge gold tulle layered between the papers. I did not use a sketch this time, which took me a little longer, but it was well worth it. I really enjoyed planning this out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clear It Out! - 2W - Projects using Colouring Mediums
Paper Take Weekly - Something Floral or Use Molly Bloom image
Creative Stamp Friends - 2W - My favourite colours (Blues and Browns)
Lexi's Creations - 2W - Spots and/or stripes
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - 2W - Twine, jute or string
Stamps R Us - 2W, 2E - Goin Digital - use something digi
Desert Island Crafters - 2W, posted on the 1st & 15th - choose 3 or more from the list (pattern paper, image, die cuts, flower)
Tiffany Doodles - 2W, SIO, posted on the 7th - Flower Power
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Handmade flowers
Designed 2 Delight 3E - Handmade Flowers
Totally Gorjuss -  Not Square  
Crafty Creations - #118 Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft shop - 3E - #5 Use Dies
Paper Pretties - SIO -PPC152 Texture
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 2W - #53 Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Mami Doodles - 2W, SIO, JFF - Spots and/or stripes.
Sew Many Cards - SIO - Anything goes.
Stamp Something - Anything goes.
Craft Us Crazy 2W, 3E – Use your favourite embellishments and/or something new. (Handmade Flowers & New Digi)
Delightful Challenges - 3E, SIO - Flowers.
Rainbow Lady's 2E – Let’s feel it (use texture).
Stamping Vacation M – No embossing of any kind.

Catered Crop 2W - lots of options, see main challenge blog

  • Colors – brown, blue, red
  • Stamps and Stickers – nautical, light house, sentiment
  • Color Mediums – stamp ink, Copic markers (ProMarkers)
  • Embellishments – twine/hemp rope, charm
  • Tools – die cuts, air brush system
  • Techniques – make a scene or use a creative fold. Grace has wonderful instructions on how to make this "Center Step Card"here.


Linda McClain said...

Oooo, how cute. I love the vintage feel and all your special touches. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Anonymous said...

what an amazing card, your coloring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

MaryB said...

I love your color combination. Outstanding job.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

Shirley-anne said...

Shabby chick maybe? Love those flowers , the distressed edges the papers and the inside as well . Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous colouring and love the colour scheme. Happy Wednesday toyou and thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful. Good luck in our challenge at OSAAT this week. Nikki DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, such lovely soft colours. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. Marianne x

*Alison* said...

there are those adorable flowers again.. I love them..:) cute creation. HUGS

bastelkueken said...

Beautiful - love your colours

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Stamps Friends.

Nice greetings

Dana said...

I love your Mami card!! Sooo cute!!

bettand said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at TG this week. Bettina

Mary J said...

Another gorgeous make! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Lisa aka Myran said...

I love your card, the image is perfect!! Thanks for joining the Spots & stripes challenge at Mami Doodles and the Bloom & grow challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

Rachel B said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love all that distressing and your coloring and flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!

Manuela said...

Beautiful card. Love the layout.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

Angie said...

Fanstastic card love the colours and the image. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Anonymous said...

You seriously make the most beautiful cards! Love them :)

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck!
Hugs Nataliya

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles with this great card!

Saskia :)

Teri said...

Its a lovely card hun. Great colour choice.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck!
Teri x

Wenda said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow, this is so cute!! Your flowers are awesome and the image is so cute.

Marilyn said...

I like this card & everything about it... the colour combo, your image, the papers you've used & those magnificient flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

LouDotMac said...

This is gorgeous - I love the unusual longer shaped card, and the layers of patterned paper are lovely!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Spots and/or Stripes' challenge - good luck.

xo Lou Mac.

bosenberries said...

Love the feel of this card and those fab flowers!! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your Gratitude card! You did a great job on it!
Thanks so much for joining us in our “use your FAVorite Embellishment(s) and/or Something New” challenge at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
Huggies ~

Alison said...

Very pretty! I love your use of those rich browns...and your textures! Thanks for playing along with the Desert Islands Crafter's Challenge!