7 May 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 6 : 2 Sketches 4 You

Hi everyone and welcome to another Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge where this week we have a special challenge sponsored by the fantastic Children's Charity Post Pals. Our Dare this week is

Gingham and Stitching

but also we would like you to give a sick child a smile by sending your card on to a deserving child through the Post Pals website. We really hope you can join us and help the children too. There's a fantastic prize on offer for encouragement which is sponsored half and half by Post Pals and DU2DS with a value of £20 and includes a Martha Stewart Punch, some pretty flowers and two digi stamps. We're delaying the drawing of the winner of this challenge to give everyone a chance to get their cards sent and we realise that many of our entrants are often outside the UK therefore the winner will be chosen randomly in two weeks time. As always there's some great inspiration from the delicious design team to get the mojo going and as usual your project needs to include a digital image.

I'm sending my card to Gaby, I hope she likes it although I've now read that her favourite colour is pink, the next one I send will be pink!

For my card this week I've followed the sketch on 2 Sketches for You which I thought was a gorgeous one and I've used my butterfly digi stamp soon to be available in the digi shop. I've water coloured the image with distress inks, cut out and applied stardust stickles and added some dimension by curling the wings and applying with some gel glue. The background paper is digi gingham that I printed out and I've cut and embossed a circle scalloped frame with nesties. TFL. Chris x

28 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Beautiful!

Laura Davis said...

Chris this is such an amazingly beautiful card! The blue and the glitter just makes the card pop:)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Donna said...

I just lurves your card Chris and the butterfly image is gorgeous, fantastic colours and how lush is that ribbon :) Donna x

Sandra said...

Morning Chris....another stunner,love the butterfly image and the way you've coloured it,such a beautiful colour scheme...all in all a gorgeous card that i'm sure Gaby will love recieving :0),i'm so pleased i've now found out about Post-Pals,and i'm sure like so many others i will be sending a card off on a regular basis.
Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is so very beautiful!
Stunning butterfly and so beautifully coloured!
Gorgeous detail she will love this!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

strawberry fields said...

Hi Chris,
I love the gingham. This is such a bold card and so beautiful.
Fiona x

linda said...

Gingham and stitching sounds super exciting and Post Pals sounds like a great cause - will check it out!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Chris, this is such a stunning card and the little girl who receives this will absolutely love it. I love that butterfly, its totally stunning and i love the gingham too. Hope you are well hunny and have a nice weekend planned. Hugs Linda x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, this is stunning Chris (all your cards are ;-) Love the gingham, that beautiful butterfly and your stitching detail, Have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tasha said...

Oh Chris this is such a sensational card - its truely stunning! Im in awe
love tasha xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow a stunning card, love the colours and the way its been layered up. Brilliant card. love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxx

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

pretty butterfly & gorgeous card x

June Houck said...

Chris!!! That butterfly is amazing...and the flower buds under it...genius. And putting it all with gingham paper...very inspirational :)

Tara said...

Fantastic card Chris, ooooh I so love gingham, I think it's my all time fave pattern. I love your beautiful butterfly too, amazingly coloured and glittered. Gaby will be so thrilled I'm sure!
Have a great weekend ;o) xx

Cass said...

This is gorgeous Chris.I adore your butterfly image it's stunning.Love the gingham with the white scallop it's so fresh looking.
Cass xxx

cheryln said...

wow! perfectly stunning! AMAZING card!

Eveline said...

Great card. Love the blue and white and that butterfly is gorgeous.
Eveline.

Riet said...

What a beautiful Chris,l love the image and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Julie said...

I love the effect of the stickles on your butterfly, beautiful card. Can I ask how you avoid the printer ink running when you water colour your digi images?

Georgia said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this card, it's sooo pretty!
The ribbon is lovely and I love that butterfly, the sparkles make it look so gorgeous! :)
Have a nice weekend.
Love, Georgia xx

stampingheaven said...

Stunning card Chris the blue gingham is fantastic and well that butterfly is to die for. Love it. Have a lovely weekend.

Tab said...

Wow Chris, stunning card! Your butterfly is beautiful I love all the glitter! Gaby will adore your card hun, and will treasure it, I'm sure!
Hugs Tab xxx

Crafting Joanne said...

This is such a pretty card Chris, the butterfly is stunning.

Enjoy your weekend.

Joanne x

Larissa said...

Hi Chris!

Your card is really gorgeous! Love the new digi image. Really pretty with all the glitter on it.

Hugs,
Larissa

simplyfairies said...

Tis is utterly stunning and Gaby will be over the moon, pink or not!!

Steph said...

I love that gorgeous blue!

Sandra said...

Just stunning. Love your butterfly, it's looks ready to flit off to a sunny meadow.
Big hugs
Sandra x

Clarky J said...

Oh my goodness Chris your cards are just sooo stunning. Love the wide ribbon must give that a try thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments re my son. His Aunt and Uncle came last night and insisted on hearing him and his sister play their latest stuff which boosted his confidence. He was talking much more positively by the end of the night phew xx