Hello and welcome to a new week over at cupcake craft challenge. This week’s challenge is ‘buttons and stitching’ and for my card I used a digi image from DigiStamp Boutique called ‘Alex & Felicity’. Also there are 3 more images in the set and these are the current offer of the month. I coloured the image with my promarkers and added highlights with a white gel pen (oops I’ve just noticed that I’ve coloured her sleeve in the wrong colour lol!). The papers are all gorgeous MME from the bloom and grow paper pack (will have to re-stock as I’m using it all up) and the flowers are cut with my ek success retro flower punches. I used my martha stewart valentine lace border punch (available from dies to die for) for the decorative edge and also on the flowers (I’ve seen lots of other crafters do this so I thought I’d give it a go. Not perfect but I quite like the effect). My stitching is all ‘faux’, as I don’t have a sewing machine, and is done with a black fineliner pen. For around the image I pierced holes first before drawing in the stitches. The tiny heart buttons are from my stash and the sentiment is a hero arts stamp. Now the sketch I used was drawn by Donna’s 9 year old daughter Sophie – hasn’t she done an amazing job. It was lovely to use and one that I will definitely use again – thank you so much Sophie for letting me use your sketch. Our sponsor this week is The Creative Cottage.
I can’t wait to see your gorgeous creations and look forward to visiting your blogs. If you have time please check out the rest of the DT cards as they are stunning.
I'm also entering my card for the following challenges: stamping for the weekend - colour combo - orange, brown and green, secret crafter challenge - autumn colours and crafty calendar challenge - autumn. Have a fab Monday and thanks for stopping by.