Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sentimentally focused...- Sentimental Sundays #47

This week's challenge is all about sentiments... just as well, since it's a very sentimental challenge! ;)

As this week the sentiment should be the main focus of your project, I won't say this time - don't forget to add a sentiment lol ;)


I wanted to challenge myself in a new way. I don't normally do sketches, they scare me ;), somehow I feel that they usually limit my creativity rather than help... (the truth is I'm just not disciplined enough to follow them lol ;P). But I thought I would give it a go and the Sweet Stop sketch looked "inviting" enough to try...:)


I really enjoyed making this card. I finally had a chance to use this cool chipboard heart from my lovely candy I got from Hels some time ago (thanks again, hun!). By the way, Hels's new Sunday Stampers challenge is just to die for! ;)


I coloured the shapes with acrylics matching the fabulous spring colour palette from JUGS #76.


Then stamped the text stamp (I heat embossed it so it didn't "melt" under the cracle), distressed it with Walnut Stain DI and played with Viva's transparent crackle paint. I love the way it turned out. Depending on the angle, the heart either looks very aged or very sparkly ;).


The shape was quite big so I had to chop a few flowers off. I used them as accent embellishments, painted and distressed as before but instead of adding the crackle, they've been treated with Stickles and gems ;). The flourishes have been stamped with Walnut Stain DI.


The papers I used are DCWV Mariposa and K&Co, they were distressed and then machine sewn. This fabulous sentiment is from the Chew Cute set by Raindrop Echo. BTW, pop over to the challenge blog to get this week's freebie sentiments and to Whimsy Stamps to browse Ann's whole collection of fabulous word art!

As you can see I am still loving' the spring theme and the colours... And I think Kropek is enjoying the spring, too... He's got a new friend ;P. Caught them red handed (or red pawed????), enjoying the sun and each other's company! ;)) 


Make sure to see the inspiration from the rest of DT, the projects this week are outstanding!

Lots of weekend hugs! Thank you for visiting ;)


Challenges for this card:
JUGS #76 - Colour challenge
Catch the Bug - Baby steps
Craft your days away #16 - For Mum/special lady
Our Daily Bread Designs #53 - New Life 
The Sweet Stop #100 - Sketch
Res-Q Challenge #74 - Be a surgeon
Wags 'n wiskers #50 - Spring
DYSU #11 - Add a bow
Creative cottage #35 - Spring has sprung
ABC Challenge - Q is for quote
Scrapbook Sisters #27 - Spring flowers

41 comments:

Anji78 said...

Beautiful card!

Susan Allan said...

A really lovely creation, Joanna. I like the use of those pearl-topped dressmaker's pins. I often use them too.
They just add an extra texture, don't they?
Sue xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Amazing ! so many elements but they all compliment each other perfectly.

Marie

Rebekah said...

What a completely beautiful card Joanna so fabulous love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing at the creative oottage hugs Rebekah xx

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! Great design!

Elise said...

Ummmmmmm, I'm kinda thinking your do WONDERFULLY with a good sketch - this composition if FANTASTIC! THIS card is a gorgeous showcase for the JUST US GIRLS colors - I'm delighted that you shared some of your WAY crafty momentum with us! {AND your kitty and FRIEND - hee hee - as WELL!} Adorable fun! THANKS, again!

Joy said...

what a sweet baby card, thanks for playing with Bugaboo this week! Joy DT

Beth Devitt said...

I saw your card on Our Daily Bread site and had to take a closer look. It's beautiful. I love the soft colors.

WencheP said...

I love it, the colors are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful card. Full of so many yummy elements to look at. Hope you have a wonderful week...

Hugs, Linda

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwwwwwesome! LOVE this!!!

princesskitten said...

That's beautiful

kitten DYSU team

Hels Sheridan said...

very pretty... and Kropek is handsome...bless! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

sari said...

AWWWWWWWWWW...his card is stunningly lovely,sweet shabby chic!! Love the colors and that bow is beautiful! That quote is so heartwarming!! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

jackiescrafts said...

This is a gorgeous card I love the pretty, soft colours you have used
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Alicia said...

This is such a beautiful card ~ I love it! Sentiments are a refreshing change to images arent they.
Alicia xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a beautiful one Joanna, LOL, I am like you, I am scare of everything, color challenge, sketch challenge, I just love to be free without any restriction, LOL! well, I realized that taking part in challenges that I am not comfortable with actually push me a little bit out of my comfort zone, and I liking it!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Your card is gorgeous! Great design!!!I just loved everything in your blog.
Congrats for all!!
hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Andrea M said...

Joanna, this is sooo BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW! What a FABULOUS take on the challenge colors!!! GORGEOUS work! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card! I love all of the embellishments--it is totally dreamy!!!
XO

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sparkly and beautiful!! I love your details. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!!

Denise and Louise said...

Such a beautiful card. I love it!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Denise said...

fabulous! Love the flowers! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

SuzanneK said...

A gorgeous creation Joanna, your talent never ceases to amaze me. Hugs Suzanne x

Lisa Kind said...

Your card is beautiful! Love all the embellishments! But I love the picture of your cat and friend! So cute! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Jan said...

Very Pretty Card!

Vintage Milly said...

Wow, this is beautiful, thanks so much for joining in our challenge at ABC this week, your cats are so cute too,
Em.x

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning card, I love the colours and the fantastic vintage feel of it!

flutterbycrafter said...

What a stunning card, it's beautiful

HappyCrafter said...

What a beautiful creation! Any mother receiving this for a new baby would hold it as a keepsake.

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Nice sentiment, papers, & embellishments.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card and so many beautiful details!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Kathryn B said...

So glad you tried the sketch! Your card is just stunning with all the embellies and what a lovely sentiment! Your kitty looks like he found a long lost relative, they look similar!!! LOL!!! TFS

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi!1 I'm so glad that you came to my blog..makes me happy!!!!!
Thanks so much for all your word....you're such a nice and sweet ladie....I love that a lot!!
Thanks again and came always ...I enjoyed
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Jodie Mackrell said...

beautiful card! love the sentiment! thank you for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohhhh! Shabilicious! I love it! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

Debs said...

gorgeous work :0)..thanks for joining us at WNW...hugs Debs x

Dazie said...

lovely card and the sentiment is so sweet

Thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Days Away this time!
Dazie
x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card! That heart is so pretty with the sparkly flowers. :o)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful creation Joanna, love it and BIG congratulations on your Stampman win, well deserved, a stunning piece. Tracy x

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