Tuesday 3 May 2011

Whoopsi Daisy 'No Layers' challenge

Morning all & hope you've all had a great weekend & enjoyed the wedding & the time off! Now onto this weeks Whoopsi Daisy 'No Layers' challenge......I do like a challenge & this sure was in the real sense of the word! - I think we use layers so readily that when there taken out of the equasion - you kinda feel you've nothing left! Even though to qualify for entry you only need to make sure you do not do multiple matting & layering - I wanted to try & actually have no layers at all, so I decided to use my Tim Holtz papers as thy are sturdy enough to stand alone like card stock. Also they're double sided & these ones I've used are printed in 6x6 squares with a different pattern on each - PERFECT for the job!!! (& I absolutely LOVE them!!!)...
Don't forget to head back to Whoopsi Daisy & check out the rest of the DT who've doen some fantastic work & theres some really clever ways of interprating the challenge.


Now how adorable is this image? - If you've never seen these WD images - you really must check them out, they are so well drawn, charming & at less than £2.00 for 4 images they're amazing value use this link if you wish...Whoopsi Daisy. I coloured the image with Distress Inks which again is really handy as the colours match the papers perfectly & you can get that muted soft look too...


Skin: Tattered Rose
Cheeks: Fired Brick
Hair: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap
Tu tu: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood
Ballet Tights: Tattered Rose & Spun Suger
Pointe shoes, wings & flowers in hair: Spun Sugar

Tu tu & stick of wand: Art Glitter Ultramarine fading into Doodle Bug design Lily White
Netting under skirt: Silver glitter
Wings & Wand: Doodle bug design Lily white
Poite Shoes & flowers: Doodle bug design pin

..Now onto the flowers - I made these flowers using the spiral technique - which I just LOVE at the moment - I think thy're just so pretty & effective & they look particularly good in these scrummy papers & colours, look out for a tutorial on them soon. The image is hanging from a little chain secured with jump rings through a tiny hole at the top...

...The metal pieces are from my trusty We are Memory Keepers metal hardware tin, which you may have noticed I am slightly obsessed wtih at the mo! I mean WOW how good are these metal pieces? below is my fave bit of the card - I think it really suits the design & just can't get over how good these things look. Its the first time I've used these side pieces with eye-lets, as I've always used brads so far - but think they look just FAB! thankyou sooooo much We are Memory Keepers for such a fantastic product!!!


... The last thing I wanted to add was this charm, so I made an organa ribbon detail, I think the ribbon had been sprayed with DI's for another project in these exact colours - so again it matched really well. The I finished with 2 hat pins standing above the edge of the card.


I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Pear Tree - Free for all
Sarah Hurley - Butterflies/ Things with Wings
Ai Factory - Anything Goes
Carisma Cardz - April showers May brings Flowers
Stamp Something - Something with Wings
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It - Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts - Glitter
Sweet Stampin - Try something new (No layers with digi)


  1. Afternoon Deb, gorgeous card I love the acetate window and those wonderful rolled flowers.


  2. Hi Tamara - I'm soooo glad you said that - I think I didn't explain that bit!!! - It's actally not acetate - it's just open & the image is hanging by a little chain.xxx

  3. what a gorgeous design. love the acetate window and the rolled flowers
    Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley
    Lisa x

  4. I think you did a great job of your single layer. The flowers are very, very cute. I think I might use that idea. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin'.

  5. this is great...love the flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  6. this is really lovely! I love the rosettes and a nice touch with the pins & charm. Thanks for joining our challenge at Sarah Hurley this week.

  7. oh this is just,beautiful just adore this those flowers are,brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

  8. I don't even know what to say!!! This is remarkable. Your work is astoundingly good. Thank you so much for playing with us at Sarah Hurley challenges. You rock!!! And I'm gonna follow you, if I'm not already.

  9. What a fabulous card, love the little fairy dangling on the chain and how you coloured the image.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge at AI Factory.

    Mandy (DT member for AI Factory Challenge)

  10. Awesome card Deb. I love your flowers. So glad to have you on our team. Yeey!!!!!!!
    Hugs Nat.

  11. Thanks for joining us over a PTD with this fab design.


  12. Hi Deb, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your ribbon is so pretty. Your flowers are simply stunning. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

  13. How absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge with Sarah Hurley.

  14. Adorable! Love those paper flowers! Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's!


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