Friday, February 15, 2013

Creatalicious Challenges #44 Armour ......

Hi Everyone!

It's challenge time over a Creatalicious Challenges again and this month we are celebrating love! "Love is in the air..... Just yesterday we had Valentine's Day and I dare you to create a beautiful piece about LOVE! That includes weddings, hearts, cupids and everything that makes you think about this warm feeling." 

This month is sponsored by StampFairy who are kindly giving one looking winner a $10 Gift Certificate to be used in their store.

For my card I have used the very cute StampFairy digital stamps Barry Angel in Love and the sentiment is from Stuffed with Love.

I printed him out on some X-Press It blending card and then die cut it using Spellbinders Labels Fifteen. After I coloured him with my Copics, I placed the die back onto the cut out and sponged some SU! Crumb Cake ink around the image with my Inkssentials blending tool and foam. I love the effect it gives!

The aqua coloured paper and the piece with the sentiment is from a Kaisercraft Homemade Collection 6" paper pad and the pretty pink paper is from a Prima Fairy Belle Collection " paper pad. I used the MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax for the banners down the bottom.  I purchased the doily from a discount homewares shop. They came in a pack of 100 for only $3.95, so I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of them! :)

The ribbon is SU! Crumb Cake seam binding. Tip- I love the look and feel of seam binding but I don't really like how you can see through it when you lay it on the card. To fix this, I layer two pieces on top of each other. Problem fixed! 

Here's another angle- 

Did you know that Creatalicious Challenges is now offering fortnightly challenges instead of just once a month? So, now you can can have twice the fun playing along with us! Challenges are posted on the 1st, a colour palette challenge and the 15th, a theme challenge. Both challenges will go for a month each, so there's plenty of time to play along :)

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges -
Addicted to Stamps and More - Time for Bingo! I chose Digi, Free (colouring, of course :) and Love

365 Cards Day 45 - let's see a "Love" theme with lots of overlapping elements - (overlapped banner flags and layers)
Milk Coffee Challenge  - Make it Cute!
Moving Along With The Times - Love is in the air
Paper Crafting Journey - love
Crafting by Designs - here's my heart - make a project with hearts but not a Valentine

I love reading your comments! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

13 lovely comments:

Lesley said...

SO sweet! Love the papers on the bottom of your card, fabulous design Sandra.

Sue said...

Love your sweet bear and your colouring and inking are fabulous.I like how you've used the banners on the bottom of your card, very pretty! Thank you for joining us at ASTSM. Sue x

Nonni said...

Beautiful! I really like the colors you've used and the banners look great, what a fun idea! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, I so love that teddy bear! So sweet!

Awesome layout and papers, the doily too! Super chic!

Dawn said...

Hi Sandra, Your card is gorgeous! Stunning design and those papers are so beautiful. I love the frame effect you created with ink and your colouring is fantastic - he looks so soft and plushy.

Hugs, Dawn

PaperDaisies said...

Aaaw this is so cute. Great techniques used. I love it. Have a great weekendSandra. Hugs Nina

Michelle Looi said...

Awesome card! Love all the layers that you have smothered on the card!
Thanks for sharing at 365cards!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this i so cute and coloured beautifully. I love the banners at the bottom
Thanks for joining us atMAWTT this week for our valentine challenge
Lisa x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Sooooo adorable! Love the cutie pie bear ... And you did a great job of colouring! Sweet accents ... Particularly the fringe of flags! Hugs xxx

Shana Gaff said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Your teddy is adorable and wonderfully colored. That seam binding bow you made is to die for! Thanks for playing at ATSM this week. :)

Lucy Patrick said...

Hi Sandra, I'm an Aussie too! Gorgeous card you've created, love the teddy and the flags/banners. I've just joined Creatalicious, thanks for letting us know about their challenges. Thanks for joining in this week's Love challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, XOX Lucy

Chantalle said...

Super cute card! Thanks for popping in to my blog :)

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! Love the bow!