Sunday, 3 November 2013

OSAAT - Challenge #188

Welcome to another creation for One Stitch At A Time DT. 

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and the winner of this challenge wins the entire digi set of images used by the Design Team on challenge #186. Runner up prize of $3.
*** To win the main prize, you MUST use a digi from the store! ***

Here is my creation.

This week I wanted to try something different instead of using my ProMarkers. I decided to colour the image using Distress Inks and a waterbrush. 

However after deciding this, I came up against the first problem - my printer won't take 350gsm watercolour paper! So I had to my super smooth 250gsm paper which doesn't take ink as well as the watercolor paper, but thought I would try it anyway.

After printing off the image, I stamped ink on to my glass craft mat with  Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord and Pumice Stone Distress Inks to act as my palette. I coloured the images with the inks using a waterbrush. 

I then cut the image out and covered it with clear embossing ink and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder then heated it with the heat gun to create a glazed effect over the image.

For the background, I cut music sheet paper in to 1cm strips then weaved them together using a simple under and over weaving technique. I then added a thin layer of PVA glue over the top. When dry, I brusted it with Wild Honey Distress Ink.

I decide I wanted the card to have a 'secret' greeting message. I made a tag shape from black card and added the greeting using letter tiles. I arranged them on the tag, inked the tag and added ribbon to the top. 

To make the message 'secret', I mounted the image on to the weaved music notes background paper with double layered foam pads so it was raised enough for the tag to slide in and out. I then 'hid' the message under the image with the ribbon sticking out the top.

I adhered the weaved music notes background to a black card blank and added purple gems to finish.

* Distress Inks, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Dusty Concord, Wild Honey.
* clear embossing ink.
* clear embossing powder.
* letter tiles.
* purple ribbon.
* purple gems.

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Thanks for looking, hope to see you soon, toodles.


  1. A lot of work has gone into this one but it does look good. Hazel x

  2. The distress inks have given the bear a lovely colour! Great card, love the idea of a hidden message :)

    Victoria (DT teamie)

  3. Great card Lisa, love the pocket you created for the tag!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska

  4. Lisa, thank you very much for the great 'write-up' and photographs about this wonderful card - I love the effect you have achieved in colouring your bear. He looks so cool and 'Relaxed and' I am 'Enjoying' his music. Your woven music background and the hidden tag are brilliant. Love Ingrid xxx

  5. Wow Lisa...this card is amazing...and what a lot of work...oh my !! I love the feel of the card...just so 'sit back and relax' !! Very nice indeed.
    Lynn, DT OSAAT

  6. Wow very detailed! Lots of work done! Adorable card! Awesome job! Erin OSAAT Teamie

  7. This is fabulous! I'm so impressed you watercoloured this - it looks great.

  8. Wow brilliant colouring. Sian (OSAAT Teamie)

  9. Great card design. Very lovely coloring and I really love all the sparkles.