Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Spotty and Stripey Stuff

Hiya folks!

Playing catchup with myself again today. Meant to have this one done and posted yesterday, but the light was so cruddy I had to wait for today to take any photos!!

This card is showcasing the Zebra and Foal image I listed in
the Delicious Doodles Shop last week.
Here is a watermarked version of it in full:

And here is the card I made, with the image inside an oval shaped frame:

Gone a bit overboard with the florals, should have made some smaller ones to go with the big one in the corner, but I thought I had enough space there. Ah well, even the pro's get it wrong sometimes! LOL

I followed a sketch from Totally Gorjuss for my layout. Zebra striped papers are from Daisie Company, spotty paper from computer stash. The white canvas looking paper is a piece of textured card with black ink smudged on it. Brads and black gems from the stash, as is the ribbon bow.

I used a Marianne flower die and a woodware punch for the flowers. Leaves are a big red punch I got from the local craft shop, can't remember the make. Petals are inked on the white ones, and smudged with silver metallic rub-on for the black.

In case anyone wonders about it, I prefer not to put sentiments on my cards. Don't know why, but they always seem to upset the balance of the card when I do it. Must be a knack, but I don't have it!! So, no sentiment here, which means also that it could be used for any occasion - dead handy!

A couple of challenges then:

Totally Gorjuss - sketch
SSDS - Spots and Stripes
Stamp Something - Digi Day
CRAFT - Roll of a Die
(used dies for flowers, plus spotty bits like spots on a die)
Top Tip Tuesday - Frame It
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Birthday Wishes + Animals
Critter Challenge - Animal/critter

Enough fun already - MUST get on with some 'serious' business (yuck!) Hate paperwork. . .
Catch ya later peeps - a couple of new Easter releases due in sthe Delicious Doodles Store tomorrow, so stay tuned for those!


Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous card Teri and in such beautiful colours, love the design and your flowers are fab.
Hugs Linda

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card teri.
great image, love the black and white theme.

greetings karin

Crafty_Fairie said...

Teri i love the image and how you have used the flowers it's just georgeous.Thanks for sharing it with at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Good Luck


Kerry x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
Wow this is a gorgeous card. I love the way you have used the flower and leaves to phrame the fabulous image. This is a very stylish card.
Fiona x

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful card, love the black & white. Thankd for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Maggie's Crafts said...

What a beauty! Love the flowers. :)

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Ingrid said...

This is beautiful, real art! Love it that you keep the colors black and white, looks so nice among the image.
Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Fuzzy Wuzzy place :-)
Hugs Ingrid

Patsi said...

wow this is a striking card, i love the way the image fits in the frame. thank you for joining us at craft your passion this week. Patsi (GDT) x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Teri. Love the image and those beautiful flowers. Great take on Net's sketch. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

angelwhispers said...

Just goegeous and loving the added flowers so perfect! Chanelle xxx

Poppet said...

Simply gorgeous Teri. :-) xx

Dori said...

This is just breathtaking! So gorgeous in every way. It is beyond beautiful and so classic and elegant. Well done!!!

sgc said...

This image is so cute--and your card is adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Crystal said...

Wow, beautiful, I love that it is all just black & white! Love the layout and the fab flowers & leaves. Thanks for joining us in our "critter" challenge at Critter Sketch this week :)

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Heike said...

Wow, your card is amazing, thanks for joining us this week at the Totally Gorjuss challenge and good luck.


Sue said...

Love the Zebra Mom and Babe. Absolutely love that you kept the card black and white to go with the image. Love the ferns and flowers filling the corner.....perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge. Nice to see the wild side come out!

Sue Drees

Linda said...

So sweet. I love that image and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

Anonymous said...

Such a tender image.The papers are just perfect and adore the flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

K. Joy said...

Wow what an adorable and gorgeous card! I love how you made it black and white to go with the image. Thanks for sharing!!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for our Critter Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Micki said...

gaaawwwddd stunning girl!

Moira said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Thanks for playing with us last week at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - hope to see you again this week!!