Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Papercraft Star Challenge

Hello there ...

I am overwhelmed by all the lovely messages left  following our recent bereavement ... 
Thank you all for being there for us ... You are such good friends

Today it's business as usual with a brand new photo inspiration challenge at 


Isn't this just a beautiful shot and so very soothing I think ...

The colours are stunning, but put together they are not colours I would normally have reached for ... but I knew I wanted to go down that route and be challenged
Actually I am pleased at the result!


This card is winging it way to the Netherlands for a sweet blog friends birthday ... I hope she likes it 

I used a new embossing folder (to me) by SU which cost me a fortune in postage ... and on receipt I see why ... it came in a huge box! Not sure I will be buying from them again ... I mean it's plain silly!


The card was run through my printer having selected a digital Pink Petticoat paper "sweet apricot" from the Ombre collection and I embossed a piece of aqua/turquoise paper from my scraps
All the embellishments are from my stash ... I painted one of the shells with distress ink and hot glued a few pearls and some bling to give a 'beach' feel

(you can click to enlarge)

The sentiment is by PTI 
... and in case you missed a TIP I gave a while ago ... I keep little plastic packaging like this


which I pop over any delicate or embellished pieces on my cards that have to be sent through the mail ... that way hopefully everything stays intact

Hop over to the Papercraft Star blog and be inspired by the rest of the lovely team and please play along with us.

Can I also mention that today I have a tutorial on working with digital images up on
  Our Beautiful World blog that you may find helpful ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~





22 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You should be, as it is totally gorgeous!!!!!

Barbara said...

You should be pleased! You not only met the challenge requirements, you excelled - such a beautiful card.

keren said...

take two. Blogger swallowed the last comment!
Wow! that is stunning. The orange with the blue is amazing. Love the embossing (expensive though it may have been!) & did you sand the paper after embossing it? Looks fab xx

Sasha said...

This colour combo looks gorgeous, Ros! I love your peach handcrafted flower and pretty embellishing. Beautiful card! x

Astrid Maclean said...

Well done for being challenged and the result is just lovely!

Davi said...

Gorgeous card Ros, love the embossing and beautiful flowers, your friend will love it :)

Heather Jensen said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and pretty shells you used as embellishments. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Ros! Love the textured background and beautiful blossoms!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Ros, your friend will love it! Have a happy Wednesday!

Ira Huberts said...

You always manage to bring out the right colour schemes Ros, you´ve hit the nail again with this challenge! Love that neatly embossed background and the little adornments, the pearl inside the shell is fab! And I KNOW that the recipient is going to love this, won´t say any names here, LOL! Hugs, Ira x
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♥Jan♥ said...

I love that embossing on there, it looks absolutely great ! And what a clever tip for mailing ! You are so smart. Hugs !! thinking of you ... -J-

Nancy in Iowa said...

Lovely! These colors are fabulous - love all the details.

Tracy said...

You may not have picked these colors out but you sure used them beautifully. It's a shame we have to pick and choose our crafty purchases with those nasty shipping cost in mind. Seems like they could have sent it in a nice padded envie. it is a beautiful folder. Your friend will love it. Hugs!

Linda R said...

WOW!! Love this.. Your rocked these colors my friend.

Hugs~

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning photo and card !!!! I love the colour combo . If there is anything you want from SU, again, let me know. I put an order in each month, so will mail it to you normal postage. X

Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY, Ros! Love the embossing and flowers and shell detail! Stella will Scream!

Diane said...

This is gorgeous, I am afraid to even try this challenge as I could never create anything so beautiful...love it!!

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous!
Beautiful design Ros:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ros! That color palette is delish! LOVE the peach, and your cluster of blossoms and shells is divine! WOW!

Lisette Baker said...

The colours do look stunning and so does your card. I love how you've tucked the shells in with the flowers. Brilliant tip too - thank you :)

Karen said...

love it~

Sleepy Stamper said...

Ros those colors do look so soothing. This card is just darling! I can't believe they put the embossing folder in such a large box. It does look like a great ef though!
Hugs,
Anitra

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