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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Guest Designing at Quirky Crafts - new challenge!

hey there, crafty friends! hope you're having a wonderful weekend, full of crafting and/or time with loved ones! i was fortunate enough to get an extra day off, so i'm enjoying a FOUR-DAY WEEKEND, which has been blissful so far!

i was ALSO fortunate enough to be invited to the Quirky Crafts challenge blog to be one of their guest designers, and this week they have a SUPER fun challenge going on (one that often intimidates me, but i found a way to make it work, ESPESH with the image i chose - thanks, Cazzy!).

the challenge?
you can create your own patterns by stamping or painting or misting or what have you, OR you can go all out and MAKE your own papers, but nothing pre-made.

yeah, it can be a toughie, unless you're a big fan of the Clean and Simple style. so let's see what you've got! play along by clicking HERE, and you could win a fabby digi prize from this week's sponsor, Stitchy Bear Stamps! or, if you're lucky like me, you might end up guest designing for them!

so here's my card - something of a labour of love. i have seen a braying technique that looks wonderful, but i thought i might be able to achieve something similar and more precise with my Prismacolor pencils, so i went to town...

she's pretty, isn't she? love this image!

i didn't want to cover up the background, so i opted for some tulle to accent the colours in the image. whatcha think? a fun image for stained glass effects, i'm sure, but LOADS of fun for gradients, too! CLICKETY CLICK to play along with the team at Quirky Crafts - good luck!

playing along at Creative Inspirations - their challenge is SUMMER, and i tried to create something resembling a bold sunset for my image.

thanks so much to Cazzy and the team for the warm welcome at Quirky Crafts! and i shall be back tomorrow (Monday) to kick off some serious excitement for the week, so come back and visit!


  1. A lovely summery card hun! Thanks for joining in with our Summer theme over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  2. Love your card! Gorgeous colours! Thank you for joining Quirky's Guest Design Team this time round and hope to see you again!


  3. Leah, how are you, still talented as ever I see. This card is absolutely beautiful. I have always been one to favor distress and bright colors. I love how you made a regular silhouette come to life with a rainbow of colors...thank you so much for sharing your talent with StitchyBear's :)


  4. Beautiful!! Love the colors and the tulle is perfect!

    Deanne :)

  5. Oh this is one off my fav images, you have done a fab job with it, gorjuss card, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  6. wow wow wow!!!!!!!!! everything about this is just STUNNING!!!!! I love the silhouette and the gorgeous bright colours, fabulous work!! Hugs Juls


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