Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Isabella's Challenge - My First DT Card

Hello and welcome to my bit of Isabella's Challenge DT inspiration.  This week, Isabella is challenging us to make a card in honour of mothers, as it will be Mother's Day in the US on 10 May, which is next Sunday. 

Image: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'Notecard Digi Stamp'

Papers: October Afternoon

I wanted this card to be really simple and to let Isabella's image be the star, so I chose these subtle complimentary papers by October Afternoon and then concentrated on making the image the star.

First of all, I paper-pieced the ribbon and added a little shading with my Copics.  Then I coloured the rest of the image, picking up the colours from the background paper I had chosen.  Strangely, this is one of the very few cards I have made where I have chosen my DPs before rather than after I have coloured.
Once I had finished colouring and I had added the 'Mum' to the centre of the frame, I cut around the image, without leaving any border (except for a tiny amount around the berries, which would probably have fallen off if I'd tried to cut any closer!) and then mounted the whole thing on sticky pads to give it a little pop.  For a little subtle bling, I used plenty of pearls around the image.

If you haven't been over to Isabella's Challenge yet, why not pop over and take a look.  The challenge runs weekly, every Wednesday, and you'll even find a freebie on the Challenge Blog's side bar, just to help you get started.  So play along for a chance to win two free images from Isabella's Sketchbook - you'll have such fun choosing from all the beautiful images she has to offer.

Can't wait to see what you'll create!

Happy crafting.


  1. Such an elegant card. Lovely colours.

  2. everything about this is wonderful - from the pearls to the gorgeous papers! you are a shining star with every project you make, Peri! :)

  3. Oh my, these papers are simply luscious!! What a beautiful card you have made. I really like the clean crisp simplicity of it and how you let the image be the focal point. A really lovely piece of work!

  4. Peri, I purchased this image because I love it...then I couldn't decide quite what I wanted to do with it...You have done a fabulous job of making it shine! This is a beautifully made card!! ;D Diana Q

  5. GORGEOUS!! I love the colours and the pearl embellishments. Everything just pops.

  6. Peri this is so beautiful, and I love how you've paper pieced the bow. Sue C x

  7. Beautiful card and colours Peri.

    Jackie :)

  8. You're brave cutting out those berries! LOL! This is a gorgeous card Peri, simple yet beautiful details! Viv xx

  9. Another beautiful creation Peri! Your creations are amazing! Hugs, Peggy x


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