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Friday, March 02, 2012

SSS Design Team post

Well its getting to that time of the month when the new challenges are going live over at addicted-to-stamps and
Scrapbook Stamp Society, and have we got some challenges for you.......As well as some Changes.........
Blog Hop Candy!!!!
This works slightly differently to an ordinary Candy Give away, and there's the chance of some really yummy prizes. Firstly, they arent massive Hops. Each is kept quite small, so your not there forever. You have to go to Addicted to Stamps, follow the page, then join in the Hop, and say "Hi I am.... and Lou sent me". There are going to be some massive candy give aways on some of the hops, so join in the fun, to be in with a chance to win something yummy! Just remember to say who sent you!! Coz I get the chance at something yummy too!!
This week the theme is The Garden Patch, and this is my card for the week.........
Its from a Digi Stamp by Sue Miller, and is a wonderful Hippy Fairy dancing on a Flower. Isnt she cute?
I coloured the design with my Promarkers, adding some glitter to the birds and flower centre, and then trimmed the image to size. I wanted the body to stand out from the card, so I carefully ran a knife around the edge of the fairy, being careful not to cut her out completely, and added a bit of Blue mica around the edge of her body.
I was able to grab a few bargains at The Range, here in the UK, and got some packs of coredinations card stock, 80 sheets for £5.99, an absolute steal, so I rummaged through until I found one that matched the Blue Pearl Promarker, I had used.
I ran it through my Happy Cut with the Spellbinders Flowers Delight Impressabilities sheet, and sanded it back to reveal the core.

Then I used the Spell Binders Lattice Rectangles die to cut the sheet, extending it by leaving some of the card and die overhanging the base plate so it wouldn't cut, then matching the pattern and repeating the process.
I mounted the image and die cut onto some paper I had found in a water damaged book of William Morris designs, courtesy of my father, I have quite a few of these books, as he collected them at one stage, but some are water damaged so he gave them to me to use in my card making, Ta Dad, xx
I used the Blue Pearl Promarker to colour some White dotted ribbon, and the heads of 2 of the hat pins. I then fixed the ribbon to the back of the paper with some DST, and made a bow with the remnants. I cut the long shafts off the pins, and used Silicon Glue to fix the 3 pins, (One was left white,) and the bow. I also added a couple of butterflies to continue the Theme outside the main image, and draw the eye in to the picture.

Kids Always amaze me....just when I think I know something, they turn around and tell me something new.......firstly it was my eldest sons girl friend, telling me of her adoration of images by one of the Scrapbook Stamp Societies artists, this week it was my Daughter! We were driving along, and I was telling her all about the work I am doing for the Scrapbook Stamp Society, she was quite peeved with me as I had apparently neglected to say anything to her about it, oops, and I mentioned a Name of one of the Artists from SSS, she went potty at me!! It turns out that she has been following her work for quite some time, and adores the Fairy images by this artist, oops! She was introduced to the artists work by one of her teachers at secondary school.....about 8 yrs ago! I know that the artists have been around for quite awhile, but I didnt quite realise how well they are known, especially by the kids, sorry younger generations. Now you see I think of it like this if Boris came to SSS then I would be in Raptures, as I love Boris' work, and even have a huge Canvas of his work in my Hallway. But the kids are behaving exactly the same way as I would, in reaction to Names at SSS. I also know that there is some Hoohah going on, but I have done my research and my research is being re-enforced by the kids reactions, so if you are in doubt about it I would suggest researching the Names at SSS and find out for yourself who these people are..........You might be surprised.
While you are There why not have a look at the images, and tell me which is your favourite one?

Photobucket So I am entering this card in the Following:
CCEE1209 Challenge http://cceestampers.blogspot.com/
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ Signs of Spring challenge
http://www.dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ Tic Tac Toe, Flowers, Bling (pins) Distressing
http://just-hanna-stamps.blogspot.com/ Organic

Crafty Hugs all round,



Sheen said...

Morning, Lou! You have created another stinning card here. I love the colours and the image is gorgeously placed on that flower. Well done!
Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

KarinsArtScrap said...

very lovely card lou.

greetings karin

Linda said...

Fabulous as always Lou! I love this dig and your card is gorgeous.

Linda xxx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful card and love the image and those papers
Hugs Kate xx

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

To My Gorgeous Loo, fab card hun, simply beautiful, i have a little something on my blog for you, do pop by and see
Kenz xx
Is ur name down for the candy too hunny xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Marcelle said...

Loved your card and the image is so fun!
Thanks for playing with us at the DDCC.

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a great take on our tic tac toe challenge at Dutch dare, thanks for joining us good luck in our draw.
hugs sandra dt

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


DistinctiveLMNts said...

I love fairy stamps, and yours is perfectly colored. Thanks for sharing at Dutch Dare.

princesskitten said...

Great modern fairy

kitten - DYSU team

Mary Jo said...

Very cool image! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Anonymous said...

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