Tuesday, 2 August 2011

'This Ones For You' Shaped Scrap Card...

Yooooo hoooooo!!
Its me again!!
I've actually been getting more time to craft than I thought I would...the trick is, getting up early!!
My Son doesn't drag himself out of bed before about 9:30, so I just make sure to grab a couple of hours in my craft room first thing! simples...

Theres a couple of challenges out there at the moment for shaped cards, and I've been meaning to join in all week, but couldn't decide on a shape! LOL!
Here's what I finally ended up with....
This card was actually created around the button... I was messing about last night with the Ranger enamel accents I bought with my winnings over at Simon Says... and I added a bit of a pattern to a plain red button...
Then I found the perfect matching stripy red fabric in my bag of fabric scraps, I think this was a pocket lining from some shorts... The mesh fabric was a belt tie from an old top...
I created the main circle of the card using strips of scraps from my scrap drawer!! YEY for me! I havent been in there for a while! feels good to not waste stuff... think I might try to create more cards like this to use up more!
The card looked too small with just the circle, so I punched a load of small circles out of scrap Kraft card... cut them in half, and added them around the edge...

The oh so gorgeous Lilith from Tickled Pink is coloured with promarkers and derwent pencils...

I originally stamped the sentiment directly on the card, but I pressed too hard and got a horrible ink line round the edges...grrrrr!! fortunately I found a precut circle in my scraps box MATCHING one of the strips I'd used on the background!!! How perefect is that!!
so I stamped it again... and did a 'cover up' shhhhhhh!
its from the Greeting Farm spotlight set...
The bracket (from the same set) is stamped with red ink, and I've cut it out....
(don't know if you can see, but I've added a bit of enamel accents to some of the white dots)
added a few crystals, and a bit of doodling, and thats it!!

Is it wrong that I really like this card??
 I don't think I've made a shaped Card before...(I'm a bit of a square:)) but I think I might be making more in future!!
I've made this card with the following challenges in mind...
  Tickled Pink - Shaped Cards
 Cheerful Stamp Pad - Going in Circles
Karens Doodles - recycle it
Sparkles Forum - One for the girls
Wags And Whiskers - Buttons and bows
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Shaped Cards
Truly Scrumptious - Buttons and bows

off now to link up quickly, as some of these challenges end soon!!

Thanks for looking!
Paula xxxx

22 comments:

Debs M said...

this is gorgeous, well done on finding so many bits that match! x

Janette said...

Hi Paula, Gorgeous card, so sweet and fab colouring.xx

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, I love that button! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Tine said...

Hi Paula. Hooray for the scrapdrawer! LOL. The button is brilliant & the colouring of the image fabulous. Great card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie!!!

Curlybear said...

This is gorgeous Paula your colouring just blows me away,
Have a lovely evening,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

katesacraftybugger said...

gorgeous card -lovely colours,Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers -Kate x

jackiescrafts said...

A great girly card
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Shelby said...

I absolutely love what you did with that button. I might have to try me some of that enamel stuff!! Your coloring is fantabulous and you were very creative in using recycled stuff...Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week, good luck and hope to see you back again!
Shelby

Craftyanny said...

oh wow, wow, wow!!!
Great recycling, fabulous image and colouring too and I just love what you did with the button
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Michele said...

i love trhis design! thanks for joining the "going around in circles" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. xo

CraftyC said...

Wow, this is stunning Paula, looks like alot of time and effort went into this card. Well I was up at 4am for some unknown reason, cleaned the utility room and been blog hopping ever since lol!
Clairex

Elaine said...

Great card, love all the elements and its so beautifully coloured and perfect for our challenge :)

Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

Elaine ♥

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Oh wow hun! You rocked this shaped card and that image is stunningly coloured!!! Love it!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the colours & she is fab! (so fab i'm off to buy her lol!)

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Mary J said...

Another gorgeous original from you Paula! I would never have put all these elements together and make it look so professional!

Regan said...

Delightful, Paula! I love that you designed the card around the button and that so many of your supplies were scraps of this or that. It all came together beautifully! Terrific coloring too! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Sandie said...

oooh, so pretty!! love all the detailing and your colouring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges and good luck. xx

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW how unique and just adorable!! Thanks so much for joining our 'buttons & bows' challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers! Hope to see you against next challenge.

Darlene
WnW DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome. Love the layout and colouring. Thank you for sharing it with us at Karen's Doodles this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

ChickieChirps said...

This is stunning Paula! I really love the way you have coloured her umbrella... I can't stop looking at it!

Arabella