Sunday, 19 January 2014

Forever Friends - OSAAT challenge #196

Hello all and a Happy New Year since this is the 1st post of 2014 for me over One Stitch At A Time. 

This weeks images is 'Forever Friends' from Delicious Doodles and can be found in the Stitchy Store here.
The challenge is sponsored by StitchyBear Digi Outlet and the winner will receive all the images the design team used in challenge #194.

Here is my creation...

I coloured the image in using my Spectrum Noir pens which I got for Christmas. I'm still figuring them out yet but I'm enjoying playing about with them. 

I found some textured card the same colour tones as I had used to colour the image and ran them through an embossing folder to create some texture. 

I took a couple of pieces of blue card and stamped and embossed them using clear embossing powder and a plaid background stamp to create a textured watermark effect.

I mounted the image on to a plaid paper to match the blue stamped corners and to make the image stand out.

I arranged the different papers on the background and added the image on top.

To finish I added a rosette, which I added blue ribbons to. 

Then stamped, using blue ink, then black, the word 'Friendship' on to white card and inked around the edges.

Bits & bobs I used...

* 'Forever Friends' image
* Spectrum Noirs
* Embossed card
* Stamps - Visible Image 'plaid background' stamp * 'Friendship' stamp
* Clear embossing ink/powder
* Rosette
* Ribbon

Thanks for popping along today for a toot. Please feel free to leave a comment. Toodles for now. 

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges: 

Artful Times - Year of the horse.


  1. Beautiful creation Lisa, wonderful colouring on the digi hun. What s stunning rosette, did you make it? Clever stuff :) :) Big hugs Jane xxxx

  2. It looks as though you are well on your way with your new spectrum noirs Lisa .....The colouring of your image is gorgeous, look at the hair and horse's mane. Your embossing and design have added further interesting and attractive detail to your lovely design. Love Ingrid xx

  3. Love the colouring Lisa its gorgeous and the rosette is a lovely touch. Great embossing! your fellow OSAAT Angel Anita xx

  4. Oh Lisa...this is stunning...the colours are gorgeous and I just love the sentiment. I have a friend who would love this card.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

  5. Yes, I love this image too and you've made a great card with it. Hazel x

  6. Love the blue ribbon on your project. Such a great idea for an embellishment.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  7. Great layout Lisa, love the blocks of colour.

    Victoria OSAAT teamie

  8. Lisa, Great card. :D I like how you used other card textures for the background and I especially like the blue ribbon. It reminds me of all the mums I just made for Home Coming Season here in Texas. :D

  9. This is great Lisa and the rosette is a brilliant touch! I love the image although the thought of a horse that close frightens me to the extreme! I once went riding and when I went back the next time she said they had retired him - I have felt guilty ever since - lol. Super card.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx OSAAT teamie

  10. So beautiful. Love the rosette.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Fabulous! I love the textures of your background. The rosette adds a wonderful touch. Maggie - DT Teamie

  12. Very beautiful work on this Thank you for joining in at Artful Times for the challenge

    Love Chrissie x

  13. Sweet card :) thank you for sharing with us at ArtfulTimes
    Von ☺