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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fashion Statement

 Hello, my talented friends! Here it is the first day of May, a Thursday, and time for another weekly challenge at The Outlawz. This week's Twisted Thursday challenge is a "BINGO" challenge. All you need to do is choose one row/column from the Bingo board below and create your project using those items - it can be a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row/column - the choice is yours. 

I selected the center vertical column for my project (die cut, digi image, paper piecing). Check out what the other Design Team members created, get inspired and come join the fun.

Since one of our sponsors for the month of May is Stitchy Bear images, I chose an image called "Polka Dots". Here's a photo of it: 

First, I printed the image on white card stock. Then, I printed it out a second time on patterned paper (with polka dots, of course) and cut out the dress and hat images. These were then adhered over the dress and hat images printed on the white paper. Thus, two of the bingo options were complete: the digi image and the paper piecing. 

Next, I colored the purse and shoes using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I used a Copic marker to add the blue to the purse and the sunglasses and a gray marker for the purse handle and the dress hanger. This being completed, I then cut this panel with the second largest die from Spellbinder A2 Modern Stationary. Before removing it from the die, I sponged around the edges using PTI Ocean Mist ink  I matted this with white, using the largest die from the same Spellbinders set.

Having completed working on the focal panel, I prepared my base card in white, added a turquoise layer followed by the polka dot patterned paper. I then popped on my focal panel with dimensionals. To finish it off, I stamped my sentiment (from GKD You've Got Style) on white in black ink, die cut it with Spellbinders Labels 34, sponged it with the PTI ink and popped it on with dimensionals. The final Bingo option had been met (die cuts) and my project was done.

Hope you enjoyed this post. We would be thrilled if you joined us in our Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz and played BINGO!

This card was entered in the following challenge(s):
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #130 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time  -  Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #54  - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #69 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge #29 - Anything Goees
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #228 - Anything Goes
Craftitude  -  Challenge #63 - Anything Goes


Planetsusie said...

This is just lovely Olga - I love paper piecing and the image is great for this technique. Love your layout as well.

Thank you so much for joining us over at the OSAAT challenge this week, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Jo said...

This is brilliant, I love it, Olga, especially how you have paper pieced it. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD and we hope to see you again next week. Jo x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Beautiful card, the paper piecing is really sweet. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is just lovely Olga and that image is so cute and coloured so well. I do love what you've created with it.

Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch at a Time for our Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck.


Verna Angerhofer said...

Super feminine card and would be a great Mother's Day type.

Roxann said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and your design. Glad you shared it at TTCRD.

CG said...

Stunning! Love the sentiment piece. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT last week, hope you'll join us this week for a brand-new challenge. Best, CG

Nicole Setter said...

I love these colours together, very eye catching. Thanks for joining in at Crafting from the Heart.
Cheers Nicole DT

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x