Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Seeing Spots!

It's taken me a few days to get this card posted, too many distractions lately, but here it is at last! I decided to kill two challenges with the one card -
Saturday Spotlight: the challenge was for "teeny tiny" interpreted how you want. I used tiny spotted Heidi Grace designer paper, tiny flowers stamp and tiny bling.
Annabelle Stamps: Bling Sketch challenge. Not a lot of bling as I changed what I was going to do with the swirls - I traced the swirls onto tracing paper and then pin pricked the pattern onto the DP...I was going to use the black gems over the pin pricks, but discovered I didn't leave enough room between them for the size of my gems, so decided to just sew black embroidery thread through the pin pricks instead. It took a lot longer to do it that way too, but I'm pleased with the overall look.


My flower stamp is from a Darkroom Door set and my technique for this piece is called Burnt Edges from one of the Technique Junkie Newsletters.....this has to be one of my favourite TJ techniques!

The greeting stamp is by Hero Arts, I used some Nestabilities shapes, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, spotted organza ribbon, black Kaiser gems and a bit of Tim Holtz distress ink on the card and Heidi Grace DP borders.

Thanks for stopping by today!

11 comments:

Andrea said...

This is so beautiful Lyn! I love that technique you've used. Thanks for playing along with us this week.
Andrea

Vicky said...

Another beautiful card Lyn, & I love the embroidered swirls, they look great :)

*Vicki* said...

Hey sweetie!! This is so beautiful!! Love the spotted papers with the sponged edges makes it stunning!! Love all your details too!! Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight sweetie!! HUGS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is SO pretty! Love your teeny tiny dotted paper and the shadowing around your main image is PERFECT! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! Hope to see you again next week!!

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the fun technique!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the shading around your image, the teeny tiny dots and your colors. Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight this week!

Jessica G. said...

Elegant treatment of your tiny image and the hand embroidery is a gorgeous touch! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

cardcrazy said...

Love it!!!! The hand stitching is beautiful!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love those delicate flourishes. This is so lovely!

Beth said...

Oh Lyn this is so pretty love the cute little flowers and the wonderful colors you used.

Kathi said...

That's just stunning. I love the stitching, the technique, and everything else about it.