I’m delighted to share with you today the card I have made for my first GDT post with Love To Scrap!
The challenge this week is “BINGO” – simply pick a column from the grid below and make a project that includes all the elements listed in that column…simple, eh?!
I choose the final column for my project, so I needed to include purple, brads, twine, embossing and any sentiment. My image, Emmilou Boo, came from one of this week’s sponsors, Lacy Sunshine, who are offering 3 images for the winner of the challenge! In addition, there is also the chance to win 3 images from the challenge’s other sponsor, The Stamping Chef!
I coloured Emmilou Boo using Pro-Markers. I hadn’t thought about the lack of straw coloured markers in my collection….so I ended up spending a good while patch testing a variety of colour combos! In the end I settled on Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Pastel Yellow and Putty, but to create some texture I tried my hand at Pointilism, putting down dots of colour rather than blending the inks. I’m not 100% happy with the grass – I picked the colours in daylight, but it was late by the time I coloured and the end result is slightly more neon than I’d hoped, and not really in keeping with the pastel colours I’d used in the rest of the card, but on a positive note, I like the texture that the different shades of green have made! Can’t win them all, eh?! Stickles for the dandelion clocks and a glittery purple frame finished the image off.
I was originally planning to base the card around the curent sketch over at Crafting When We Can, but I couldn’t find an element for the top corner that I was happy with – I tried a few options, but they either made the card feel to cluttered or they looked insubstantial. For the base layer, I have embossed some white cardstock using a freebie flower folder that came with a magazine, then blended some Dusty Concorde Distress Ink and mounted it on a pearlescent purple Bazzill cardstock. The next layer just uses half a doily, mounted on the same cardstock.
The flower border is from the Silhouette Online Store, cut from a darker shade of purple cardstock. The sentiment was created in Silhouette Studio, edged with Distress Ink, backed by some glitter cardstock and secured with a purple flower brad that has been living in my stash for a good few years, along with the butterfly beads, which I have secured using twine.
I have to confess that I had pretty much finished the card and was running through the list of required elements when I realised I’d missed something off – it went something like this “purple, check; embossing, check; sentiment, check; brad, check; twine……..ooops!”. Luckily I was able to take the brad off, add the twine and butterflies and pop it all together pretty easily 🙂
Anyway, that’s just about it for now, make sure you head over to Love To Scrap for a look at the DT makes! I’ll be back with another Love To Scrap GDT post later this month.
I’d like to ente this card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday – Seasonal Colours
Perfectly Rustics – Bling, Bling, Shine and Sparkle
Card Mania Challenges – Embossing
26 thoughts on “Love To Scrap GDT”
This is so pretty Tor, love the image and your hay bale and grass look fab to me xx
Really pretty Tor hun love it – fabulous job and ty for my blog comments hugs Judith xx
what a great great layout!! and the colors you’ve used are perfect!! your image is so adorable i love lacy sunshine so much!!
and you did made me smile when you checked out your list of elements and realized you had forgotten twine! i love the idea you had with the butterflies! the round sentiment with the butterflies makes me think of a dream catcher!
Thanks so much for your lovely comments Shuly!
Gorgeous card….love your circles and your coloring is great! Thanks for sharing it at Melonheadz Friends.
Cute colour, love the purple and the glitter frame. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.
What a pretty card, thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
Thanks Rosie x
Wonderful to have purple sparkle and silver bling!! thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
SMiles Sharnee 🙂
Really love the card and the image and layout in fact love the card thanks for joining in at Incy Wincy
Lynne DT x
Pretty card, thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx
Wow, this is amazing and so pretty, beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing at Card Mania
What a gorgeous project, Victoria! Great image you chose to work with, and wonderful papers and design! Thanks so much for guesting with us this month!
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Wow what a pretty card, love that image! Thanks so much for joining us at We Do Doobadoo this time
Cute card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
What a sweet card. Love the cute image and the design is so pretty.
Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday.
Very Pretty!! I love Lacy Sunshine images. Your colors are fantastic!
Thanks Annette 🙂