Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #2

Hi everyone, and a happy Wednesday to you all.

My oh my......What a success our first challenge was at Truly Scrumptious. Thanks so much to all those that joined in, and congratulations to our first winner Iris.

As you enjoyed our sketch so much, we have another one for you. But this time you have the added option of using buttons too, but only handmade ones. That's a little trickier for you, but let your imagination run wild. You could use Shrink Plastic, Fimo, paper, chipboard, metal, felt, or any other meduim you have in your stash. Just be creative (we want to see what you come up with), and inspire others to be creative too.

Here's my card:

The image is from our sponser this week, Sketching Stamper digi-stamps. The background papers are from Imaginesce, they are beautiful flowery papers with a touch of glitter. This card would be perfect for Mothers Day which is coming up very soon. I however have nobody to give it to, as my lovely Mum passed away almost ten years ago, bless her. But she is in my thoughts, and if she were here she'd love this card....So this one's for you Mum. xxx

I punched out some vellum flowers with my brand new, EK Success Retro Flower punches. To give the flowers a bit of definition, I drew dots around the edges with my opaque white Insessentials pen from Ranger. It makes them stand out from the background a bit more.

I made some buttons from white Sculpey clay, and painted them with H2o's after baking. I sprayed them with glossy varnish to finish them off. I used them for the centres of the flowers on my card. I decorated the inside too, with more paper, a smaller image, and more vellum flowers.

I think this is a very pretty card, I hope you like it. Why don't you pop on over to Truly Scrumptious, and take a look at the rest of the Design Teams cards, you won't be disappointed.

These are the Copic markers I used to colour in the image.

Happy Crafting...



debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is beautiful, love the delicate vellum flowers.

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Debbie
You are truly an inspiration love this card fantastic buttons,

Stacey said...

Gorgeous colouring and I really do love this image. Papers are so divine, I am totally going to have to purchase them! ~x~

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Debbie. Love the image and the papers you've used. Love the button also. Michele x

Pascale said...

Stunning card. The colouring and the papers are so fab! Pascale :0)

Steph said...

Hi. I spotted this card on the Truly Scrumptious blog and thought it was stunning so just had to hop on over to your blog. Am loving it so much! Have signed myself up to follow you x

Carol said...

Stunning love your buttons - very stylish and clever

gina said...

This is beautiful Debbie, I love the soft colours you have used, you put so much effort into your posting and it is really appreciated :)
Gina xxx

Lynsey said...

Another stunning DT card Debbie! I love all the embellishments and that lovely image!
Hugs Lynsey:)

cats whiskers said...

What a truly fabulous card dear, just adore Chris image I bought them yesterday, I love them so much, your colouring is superb and those flowers are just delish a Really lovely card dear
Hugs jacqui x

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

Debbie, your card is soooo pretty. :O) I love the colors and the paper and your buttons are just so very pretty. :O)

Danita said...

Awesome card Debbie!!! I love those vellum flowers you made!!! And the buttons are fantastic!!! Awesome job with this challenge!!!

Riet said...

woww Debbie,you made fabolous cards,l love them all.

hugs Riet.x

Bev said...

Oh this truly is exquisite Debbie - the details are more than amazing honey. I got goosbumps just looking at it!!! Stunning xx

Bridgette said...

Hello Debbie - What a beautiful selection of cards - the attention to detail and your eye for colour coordination is inspiring - I've just done dot-dash around the edges of some punched flowers and it's really lifted them, having just seen your delicate dots around your flowers - I shall return for further inspiration and in order that I don't miss out I shall pop you in my fav blog list for all to see - isn't Lou lovely - I'm so sorry you couldn't make Thursday - but shall hope you and I will meet one day soon as you're not too far away - Bridgette

Rica said...

Fabulous card Debbie - the papers, colours and everything about it is stuning. Your buttons are amazing, the perfect finish to a perfect card.
hugs Heather xx

Helen said...

Such a pretty card! Love those vellum flowers, and your buttons are fab!
Helen x

Shazza said...

a stunning card Debbie, I love it

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