Saturday, May 11, 2013

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, June 5, 2014

Birthday Shopping

Hello, everyone! June has arrived and summer is almost here, although we've had summer weather in my neighborhood for the last and humid. And the first week's challenge in June has arrived at The Outlawz....."anything goes" with an optional twist to make your project feminine. Now, we all know and believe that "shopping" is a female thing, so I decided to make this card for our Design Team inspiration display.

This is a tall card...the white base card measures 7.75 inches long and 5 inches wide. To the base I added a layer of Swiss dotted patterned paper in grape. I put this aside while I worked on my focal image.

The image is a Bestie's digital stamp which I colored with Copic markers and then cut it with Spellbinders Labels Thirty Six. Before removing it from the die, I sponged the edges with Memento Lulu Lavender ink.

Using Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25, I die cut a panel in white card stock and matted it with GKD Lovely Lavender. This was then popped onto my base card with dimensionals. At this point I adhered my focal image to this panel, also with dimensionals.

To complete the card I composed a sentiment on my computer, cut it with a smaller die from Spellbinders Labels Thirty Six and popped it in the upper left corner of my card. I topped my sentiment with a bow using designer paper from Dovecraft and die cut with Sue Wilson's Classic 3D Bows.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to create. Take time out of your day to do something you enjoy it cooking, crocheting, card making, etc. It's great therapy!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #135 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jun 3-9 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  -  Challenge #42
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
The Outlawz  -  Alcohol Markers - May 30-Jun 6 - Anything Goes


Mad Moose said...

Cute card and a really lovely layout.Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Olga you surely know how to put together a beautiful card. It is delightful for us to see such creative art. Thank you for sharing your talents with us today.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Janet McLaughlin said...

Another gorgeous card, Olga! Your image is colored beautifully! The hair on this girl just shines!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome card and beautifully colored.

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at crafting from the heart and good luck x

Carol said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

Deonna Bemish said...

Great card with beautiful coloring on your Bestie. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with TTCRD this week.