Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Shape it up

I thought I'd have a try at a centre step card for today's make and I'm sure I'll be making more of these because it was fun to do. I had real fun with the image too and may have got a bit carried away! I stamped and coloured it 3 times, then I cut around the flower petals on 2 of the images. Now, instead of doing a normal decoupage or layered up image, I scrunched up the middle of the 2 cut-out images and shaped them into a 3d flower and glued them on top of the main image. I then dotted bits of clear glue onto the petals to represent the dew drops and added a few pearls to the centre.

This is my DT card for the Pixie Cottage Challenge where we have a sketch and a theme of shaped cards. The image I've used is Dew Drop Dahlia by ARTish.
I'm entering this into:
Bunny Zoes - Lace
Craft Room Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Embellish your main image
Make It Monday - Link Party
Paperplay - Summer Citrus Splash
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes (didn't do the optional extra)
Penny Black - Doodlebug (PB Sentiment used)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Paper Flowers, Vintage Lace & Bling - Flowers = made my own from the image. Lace = at least 25 years old! Bling = on the dragonfly charm
Top Tip Tuesday - More than One Fold

Stamps used:
Image: Pixie Cottage,
Sentiment: Penny Black,
Background: Anna Griffin
Distress Inks: Old Paper, Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade

The Pixie Cottage DT girls have made some fantastic shaped cards for inspiration this week; it's worth a visit to take a peek at them.

Thanks so much for looking,
Sharon xx


Cheryl said...

oh wow sharon hun this is just stunning oh love the color tones on this one,amazing stepper card hun hugs cheryl xxx

Judi said...

FABULOUS card Sharon! Love everything about it!

Judi x

jules said...

wow Sharon it's stunning!!!

Samantha said...

Ohhhh I just love your card! thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday.... and I also saw your card at Make it monday so fab job! hugs Samantha

Carissa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love all of the dimension and texture. Carissa.

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card very graceful and charming love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge for our first time, hope we see you again. XOXO Zoe

Michele Spera said...

Oh My Gosh!!! Love what you came up with! The center of the flowers are beautiful:-) Thank you for joining us at CCT

Shirley-anne said...

hello Sharon . This is exquisite . The best stepper card i have seen .thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Nikki Byrne said...

This is just stunniing, and I love the dragon fly. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craft Room Challenge this week. Nikki DT

Helen said...

So pretty! saw the card on MIM.

hazel said...

Fabulous card Sharon. Love your flower and all your embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Tanya R said...

LOVE how you shaped the flower. Amazing.
Tanya R

Davi said...

Very beautiful Sharon! I love the soft look and the layers create a beautiful dimensional dahlia!

Mervi said...

Hi Sharon,
beautifully folded and embellished card, fabulous!

Thanks for playing with us at the first Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon;-))m

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Sharon.

Hugs Riet.xx

bettand said...

What a stunning card, just love the colours and the folds. Thanks for playing at Top Tip tuesday this week. Bettina

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. I love the centre step. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Maria said...

Beautiful card, and love how you've done the flower. Good luck in the Craft-Room Challenge and thanks for joining us. Maria x

Lisa said...

Wow... Your card is STUNNING! I Love everything about it!

KanataNewf said...

Wow. Just Wow. I love the detail you achieved on this image!

Karen Howard said...

OMG, this is breathtaking! Love the step card and your flower is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. Hugs, Karen

Debi said...

Sharon, your card is very eye catching - love the layered flower x Thanks for joining us at CRC, Debi x

Esther said...

This is a lovely elegant card - great colours. Thanks for joining our first Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Cec said...

Gorgeous card. I love the fancy fold, the wonderful dimension your gave the flower and that sweet lace. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti P. said...

Sharon, what a stunning card. Love the fold and your flower is are all of the elements of your card!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Beautiful job with our challenge.

Patti DT/SCH

kath said...

stunning card sharon.......thanks for joining in the doodling fun at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous card - love the flower and the design
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Rae said...

What a beautiful card! I found it via Make it Monday!

craft-roomjulia said...

A stunning card so cleverly put together, I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Craft-room Challenge, good luck and I hope to see you again. Julia xx

Caroljenks said...

What a stunning card - I LOVE that image!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'More Than 1 Fold' Challenge.
Good Luck!

Carol x

craftybunny said...

Gorgeous card.The layered flower is stunning.Love the soft tones.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, this is really beautiful!! WOW!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope to see you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful card-thanks for playing along with craft your passion challenge

Sharon Basel said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love what you did with the flower and the lace is so pretty. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Sharon :)

Curlybear said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget CYP GDT