Friday, 31 July 2009

ORIENTAL BLOSSOM.....

Well over at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp we have a new challenge for you,this week our theme is "DISTRESSING"....now this can be torn edges,sanding...etc and you must include one digital image.
I've used Chris's (Sketching Stamper) image "Oriental Blosssom" which i've coloured with Copics.The main image ive triple embossed and IRL looks like a glazed tile,i've been wanting to try this for awhile and thought this image was perfect for that technique.I've coloured some extra flowers and then glazed them with glossy accents.The papers i've had forever and don't now know where i got them from,sorry.The three black panels are Black Magic Core'Dinations "Potion No9"which i recently recieved along with so many fab goodies in some RAK from my blogging buddy VICKY.I've used a cuttlebug folder to embossed them and then sanded them down to reveal the colour beneath...it's a perfect match colour wise to the bottom DP.Lastly i've added some self adhesive pearls,these are Kanban.
From this week the challenge will be changing to fortnightly,so we will have a new challenge for you every two weeks,the next challenge then will be 14th August.We are also starting to have on board a Guest Designer each month...this month we have with us the very talented JEN.And each month we will be picking a new GD from our regular challenge entrants.Hope you will all join us for our new DARE this week and a big thank you to all who took up the challenge with us last week.
I haven't been around much lately leaving regular comments,i've left comments mainly for people entering the challenges i'm on the DT for,sorry it's been a bit hit and miss....my mom's not been well again for afew weeks and as ended up back in hospital this week,my head's been all over the place and must admit i haven't had much interest which sounds really bad....i've struggled to even get my DT cards done due to time as well as lack of interest,i don't really want to give my Dt posts up because up untill now have really enjoyed being on those teams,so for now will try to plod along...i'd made up my mind not to post anything about my mom on my blog but decided i needed to explain why things have been the way they have for awhile now.
Have a lovely weekend all...
Take care
San x

14 comments:

Donna said...

Morning San, absolutely stunning card, the boldness of the black behind the super pretty image is perfect. I am so sorry to hear your Mum is back in hospital, if you need to chat you can always email me hun, take care and big {{{hugs}}} :) Donna x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful cherry blossom and fab colours.
Sorry you Mum is poorly and back in Hospital. I know how difficult these times can be. Take care.
luv
Debby

Jennifer said...

Hi Sandra,
This is stunning. I love all the techniques you have used with that beautiful image. Great layout too.
I'm so sorry to hear about your mum, take care - sending you a huge hug.
Jen x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sandra,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Chris said...

Hi San, you already know how much I love your card and that most gorgeous tile effect with the image, it's really superb! I'm so sorry to read that your Mum is back in hospital and I really hope she's feeling better soon and out of there. Thinking of you, I know what a difficult time it must be for you. Big hugs, Chris xx

Sandra said...

Stunning card San... The tile effect looks amazing, I really ought to have a go at the technique.
So sorry to hear about your Mum. Really hope she feels better soon.
Sending big hugs
Sandra xx

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card San, love the cherry blossom. Glad you've enjoyed using the black magic CS, I adore the effect it gives you!
Sorry to hear about your mum San, hope she's feeling much better and home again really soon!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is totally brilliant!
hugs
kim x

Larissa said...

Hi San!

Love your card! The blossom is very pretty in pink!

I am so sorry to hear about your mum. I hope she will be feeling better soon! Big hugs from the netherlands!
Larissa

simplyfairies said...

Superb Sandra, loving it very much you clever girlie you!

simplyfairies said...

Oh my gosh Sandra you dont have to explain your absence, hugs to you and yours....

you can always miss a few dt's family comes first....

cats whiskers said...

Sorry for the flying visit dear, just have to say this is a stunning card, love the colours layout and image
Hugs Jacquix

Julia said...

Oh that is just stunning!!!

All Pink girl said...

Stunning sandra ,fabulous layout and image ,love it
hugs Dawnxxx