Sunday, 11 July 2010

I can see clearly now ('cos I gone to Specsavers! lol) - DT Sentimental Sundays #11

Edited: Hurray!!! My card has been chosen as Chic of the Week #41 at Just Us Girls ;)) yeeeeeey!!!! ;)))


I can’t believe how quickly this weekend seems to be passing… I suppose time flies when you’re having fun! Well, it’s time for another Sentimental Sundays Challenge ;).

As a reminder, you can create anything you like as long as it matches the theme, your creation is new and it’s got to have a sentiment. As always, there is a free set of digital sentiments for grabs ;-).

This week we are using clear elements on our projects. Here’s what I created as my DT entry:

The process was quite easy. I created the background by “splodgy inks” technique which involves inks and water :). Then I stamped my fav swirly stamp and highlighted it with a white pen.

For inspiration I used the colours from the PDCC #37, in this challenge your colour interpretation is the actual theme, how COOL is that???

And I was also inspired by the theme from CCCB #12 - a summer themed project with colour red. Well, for me, summer is all about butterflies and the lovely riot or colours, especially red.  How HOT is that????? ;-))))

I made this card for a colleague who was leaving. She hasn’t decided yet what she wants to do, she hasn’t got a new job or project that she’s working on, she just wanted a change… I find it quite brave and exciting and wish I could do that, too. But both my hubby and my bank manager say it wouldn’t be a good idea since the mortgage somehow doesn’t want to pay for itself rofl ;-)))))

Well, I wanted to make something inspirational ioooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo99999999999999999999Z9 ZL,.Z003B

That above was my cat’s typing…. I thought it was so cute that he wanted to tell you something, too, so I decided to leave it ;)

Anyway… I wanted my card be thoughtful and inspirational so I used one of Raindrop Echo’s sentiments as they compliment cards so beautifully… or the cards compliment the sentiments…? I’ll let you decide. You can find more sentiments by Raindrop Echo at Whimsy store ;0).

My clear element is the butterfly ;). I first used my Slice to outline the butterfly shape on a piece of acetate (Slice won’t cut through acetate). I haven’t got a butterfly shape die so I had to cut it myself. It was still good to have the shape outlined this way as opposed to using a pen to draw on acetate, as you have no marks afterwards ;).

Then I coloured the shape with Stazon inks and run it through my Cuttlebug through a swirly embossing folder to match the swirly stamp and done!

My card was a top HOT topic during my friend’s leaving do ;-))))).

I hope you can join us this week at Sentimental Sundays. And don't forget to check out the creations made by my DT Sentimental Sisters as they created real beauties and wonderful eye candy this week!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Play Date Café #37 – Provencal style colour interpretation
City Crafter Challenge #12 – Hot summer
Flutter by Wednesday #112 – project with a butterfly
Shabby Tea Room #17 – Let's make an impression with dry embossing
Whoopsi Daisy July Challenge – hot vibrant colours
My partner in crafting crime #6 - Summer time
Just Us Girls #41 - Technique challenge
Totally Gorjuss #38 - Water, water (used to create the background)
Drunken Stampers #24 - Water

Enjoy your Sunday…! Thanks for stopping by ;).


Carol Q said...

what a stunningly beautiful colourful card Joanna. Love the effect achieved highlighting the flourish. I'd happily leave my job to receive a card like that LOL.

Annika said...

This project certainly does not LOOK simple!.Absolutely wonderful colours. The design is just perfect, fabulous card! Just to think you hand cut the acetate, I had enough trouble trying to score the stuff. Mighty woman, you!

Lisa said...

Wow what a gorgeous card with such beautiful swirls of color! Your sentiment is so nice too, what a lucky recipient! Thanks for playing with us this week in the Tea Room!

Cheryl said...

Stunning! Your card is very beautiful and creative. I love the warm feel and the little details.

Audrey Pettit said...

Very pretty card! Love the inked background and the lovely sentiment. And that embossed butterfly is fabulous. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Nicole said...

Pretty card! Great job with the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card! Great for the CCCB challenge, "Some Like It Hot"!

Danni said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

Sue Lelli said... You need to link your card here, too, because the JUGS challenge was to use your ink technique. Your card is just STUNNING! LOVE the colors and the butterfly! Isn't is fun when your card is so loved!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I think I can read your cat's typing, it says "WOWZER...... how beautiful is this!" You are one funny girl, reading your post is just something fun to do on a Sunday morning! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

This is lovely... very creative and definately Hot...Cool...both!

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card and I love the colours, bright and intense I love them. Great sentiment and the butterfly is beautiful. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, love the colours. Nice to see your cat wanted to take part this week! lol

Ann English said...

Loving this card-as always, your card is gorgeous and different! Such beautiful creations here!

Unknown said...

Love it.. and if I could wake my cat up from her nap I am sure she would love it also... That was so cute, Just this morning my cat did the same thing.. I really do think this is a wondeful piece.. and it look like it was fun to make with all that ink!

Hugs, Linda

Kimberly S said...

Absolutely gorgeous SS card Joanna! I am just loving that sentiment, and the background is amzing! The beautiful butterfly is the perfect touch, thanks so much for joining us for this week's FBW too! :)

AKiteFlier said...

Wow - great job with the ink, spray smash technique - love the colors you chose. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate it!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous mix of colors! Love the acetate butterfly. Love that your cat helped you with your blog post. :) Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Robin said...

That is hot!!! Great card! Robin
My Partner in Crafting Crime

Unknown said...

This is stunning, Joanna! Love the colors.. Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Zue said...

The butterfly is lovely way to add that 'clear' detail. You must get a butterfly die, I could'nt be without mine.
Beautiful, cheerful card.........I love it.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful, love the background! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Andrea M said...

Wow - such a great job with the inky technique! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week :) We sure appreciate your support!

JR Creations said...

Great card, lots of details there and so much work. Love the detail on the butterfly Thanks for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime.

Jenny T.

Debbie said...

Simply lovely!!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Kathryn B said...

WOW! This card of yours came out fabulous! Love your colors you used for the technique and your clear butterfly is a perfect touch!

Thanks for getting down and inky with Just Us Girls this week!

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and that butterfly! Great quote. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

Evelyn S. said...

Joanna...I saw your beautiful card on Sentimental Sundays and followed it here to your blog! It's fabulous! One question: did you use regular cardstock or watercolor paper?

Janine said...

Great card - well done on your chic of the week

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