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Friday, May 18, 2007

Starting From Scratch!

This week it is Tracie's (Bondgirl) turn to dare us...


'For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style'


**insert evil laugh here**


Arrrrrrrrgh was my first thought - a card with no pre bought embellishments!!! Then I decided that is was not so bad... there are loads of digi bits around that look like real embellishments and I came up with this;



All the papers - were not made from scratch by me, they were made by the wonderful Kirsty Wiseman. the flowery one started out with a blue background but I managed to hit a button on photoshop and it came out like this lol.

The flowers are hand cut from a template that Kirsty made for card makers, I resized it to make the different flowers...

Printed sentiment, using the colour taken from the paper to match, using SP Kimaro font.

Inking, Doodling and Hand Stitching to finish.

The papers and templates can be found on Kirsty's blog

For the next couple of weeks, we have the privilege of the oh so talented Bety joining us as a guest designer which is pretty fantastic.

Have a go making a card from scratch and don't forget to leave a post on the DCM blog when you have finished!! All the cards from the DCM team are awesome so pop over and have a look :)

TFL!

18 comments:

Rhi said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jo, I love all the embellies you've made from the digi papers, stunning!

Lythan said...

this looks so brilliotic. ONe day I will no longer be scared of doing the digi!

Leo said...

Wow, amazing card, love the blue dotty paper, will have to look that one up! :D

Kathy said...

This is such a great card. I love the way you use the pc and printer to get such fab things for your cards.

Kirsty said...

flippin nora - stunning card. you are totally top of your game Jo. I love it xx

Sarah said...

You are a genius Jo! Fab work as always.

Lynne.x said...

You really make those digi papers look fab Jo - great card.

Tracey said...

Stunning card, love the dotty paper

Melissa said...

WAW I am speechless, your work never ceases to amaze me !!!

Rein said...

Gorgeous Jo, love this!

Dolly Mixtures said...

The blue and white paper combination looks really fresh. Love the flowers and the composition.

Mel Goodsell said...

Another beautiful card, just love your style, so funky and cool!
Melx

iralamija said...

Love this card!! such a beautiful color!!

Bety :)

Paula said...

Gorgeous papers you have used for this card Jo.

Leni said...

wonderful.

manicstamper said...

I so love your style of cardmaking and this is just another fabulous card.

Rein said...

Just beautiful love the flowers.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Jo this is UNREAL hun.... STUNNING Work!!!! awesome use of Kirsty's paper...