It being Sunday and all, means of course that it's time for a new challenge over at the OSAAT challenge blog. Our theme this week is 'Celebration'............could be Birthday, anniversary, new baby, a particular holiday.............you name it, if it's worth celebrating, it's included. The prize given to one lucky winner will be your choice of 5 digi's from the Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations Store.........you can check them out here
Now, I don't mind admitting that this card took (what felt like) a zillion crafting hours to create.
I wanted to have a relevant link between the image and a celebration, so I decided (in my wisdom!) to create a window, and have Ms Lady Bug peeking through the foliage, with the sentiment.........'No point in hiding.......' on the outside, and .......'we know it's your Birthday!' on the inside. So, that's what I did! Here's a view of the inside.......
Most time, I guess, was spent on cutting, firstly, the window, which I cut into the front of the card, then made a slightly larger frame and sandwiched a piece of acetate between it and the card. Secondly, on the rather large amount of fussy cutting.........the image, and then foliage, which just had to match the DP exactly (just had to!), so was cut from a coordinating sheet. The sentiment is printed from Word, DP's are from BoBunny's Kitchen Spice line, and I ruffled a touch of burnt orange ribbon to finish off.
She is of course, coloured with a combination of Copics and Prisma's, with just enough ultra fine glitter added to her wings, to make them sparkle. Here's a close up.........
So, if you'd like to check out what the other lovely ladies of the OSAAT DT have been up to, hop on over and take a look. You have until next Saturday to enter this weeks challenge.
This little lady however, will be joining the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - #41 A Natural Woman
Crafty Hos' Challenge Blog - Inspiration Picture Challenge (large tree in fall colours)
I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - #26 Surprise Me
Riley and Company - The colours of Autumn
Flutterby Wednesday - #127 Anything Goes (plus angel, fairy or butterfly)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - #40 As long as it flies
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - #123 Autumn Foliage
Daring Cardmakers - Autumn Leaves
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Creative Inspirations - #45 Halloween/Fall
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.