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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Digidarla New DT Member - First Card!


Today marks my official first day as a new Design Team Member over at the wonderfully fun Digi Darla's Challenge blog.  Their challenges are always so much fun as the Design Team has a very creative bent, and I know you will enjoy playing along.  I know I did.  And DO!

My card today follows this week's challenge theme, which is "Winter Blues," and that just means to use a lot of blue in whatever way you choose.

This little old lady yakking on her cell phone makes me laugh and I know I'll be using her again.  I colored her in Copics and used a sparkle pen on her eyeglasses and the decoration on her coffee mug.

I made a messy bow out of seam binding and adhered a white crochet flower to it after first inking it up, then I applied a button and some baker's twine on top.  

The stitching was a very detailed heirloom stitch from my embroidery machine, which I think added more dimension to the layer.  I have to say that it took AGES to stitch, probably about 20 minutes for the whole thing, but I like the effect it gives.

A thin ribbon and label tag finish this simple, yet fun card.

Thank you very much for joining me, and now I hope you'll head on over to Digi Darla's to see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have cooked up for you.  And please do play along - we'd love to see you.

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Coffee (Digi Darla's); Clearly Sentimental About Coffee (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Just Add Cake DSP (all SU)
Extras: seam binding, crochet flower (SU), button, baker's twine, SB Grommet Tags, Classic Ovals Large and Floral Ovals dies; 1/8" satin ribbon; sewing machine, Copics, Gelly Roll sparkle pens

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Seeing Stars (the tiny little star on the mug, but more importantly my seam binding which I use on at least 80% of my cards - I LOVE it!)
Love To Create #50 - Anything Goes w/a Sentiment [add GDT after name]
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #47 - Buttons
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes


Desire Fourie said...

Such a great creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Donna Ellis said...

Oh My, Shea!!!! Gorgeous! So you mean NOW I need an embroidery machine for making cards? LOL You're right - it really makes a difference, and looks great! Your coloring is so pretty, and the image is actually oh-so-sweet! Thank you for explaining about the bow - I will try that, too! Very Pretty!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is wonderful Shea. Such a great image and I love your bow with the crochet flower and button. The stitched frame looks so beautiful too.

RachelB said...

Beautiful card!

Michaela said...

Great card, Shea. Love the colour palette you used, the image and the stitching is fab too.
Michaela xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow. What an ambitious card Shea. The blues all blend so nicely together. That stitching looks incredible and I adore that bow with the crocheted flower. Hmmm...maybe I'll have hubby find a pattern or come up with one of his own--he's the better crocheter in the family. They are just so neat and would make a great embellishment. Thanks for sharing.


Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card Shea! I love your blues!

Kimberly S said...

Love the image and sentiment, lovely surrounded by blues. Your bow is so pretty too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge. hugs, Kimberly

Dan said...

Such a fun card and the stitching is lovely! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Berni Cuttino said...

Magnificent design and eye-catching embellishments, simply an incredible card. Thanks for joining us this week at tammyscrapincorner.
We look forward to seeing your exquisite creation next week.
Berni, DT

Mei said...

Congrats for you new DT position! Love your card and can't wait to see even more creations from you!

Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Mei (DT)

Heather North said...

Wow, Shea, your card takes me breath away! You have more talent in your pinky finger than I could ever hope to find. Congrats on your first design team post. They are lucky to have you on their team!!!

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous fun card. Love it! And she's right you know ;)

Thanks for joining with us at Love to Create this week.


Kristi S said...

Wow Shea! This is so pretty. That little lady is to cute and yes, I agree with the sentiment! Lovely coloring too!


Amanda Phillips said...

Well I know you have read it before..but has to be said again AWESOME!!!! Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT