Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Choose Happiness Global Design Project #GDP002

It's already Week 2 of the Global Design Project Challenge, and this week is a Sketch Challenge.
Here it is:
And here is my card based on the sketch using the 'Choose Happiness' stampset.
I started out by using one of my favourite Neutrals, and New In Colour 'Tip Top Taupe' for the card base and mat. Using my sewing machine, I stitched around the edges of the top mat. Sewing on cardstock is so fun and gives a beautiful finish. I daubed around the edges using 'Tip Top Taupe' Ink, and then roughened the edges using the edge of my snips. This finish gives my card a rustic look - and in real life it looks like suede.
The leaves were stamped and coloured using a Blender Pen and fussy cut and adhered to the vellum circle using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen; perfect for all the tiny leaves and branches. The little bird was cut out, and sits on top of the branch using Stampin' Dimensionals. Other details used: English Garden DSP, Vellum, and Burlap Ribbon.

And last but not least, the inside of my card. It's so nice to finish the inside of a card. As I don't have a sentiment on the front of my card, the sentiment is perfect on the inside and then prettied up with the leaves stamped onto the top and bottom of the insert.

Why not check out the Global Design Project for yourself and join in the fun? You can also see last weeks Winners of the Colour Challenge here. The Design Team are pretty amazing too - click onto their projects and leave them a comment. It's nice to get a comment every now and then <3

Thankyou so much for stopping by x

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25 comments:

  1. So sweet Denita. I love how the Tip Top Taupe mat looks like suede, you are amazing love your work.

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  2. Wow! Denita, I just love the rustic look of this gorgeous card, from the stitching, to the faux suede, to the burlap. Fantastic! Thanks for playing at GDP this week ♥

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    1. Thankyou so much Paula. So lovely of you to take the time to leave a comment :)

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  3. This card is breathtaking! You are so very talented.

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    1. Thankyou Jennifer. What a beautiful comment.

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  4. Just stunning Denita! I LOVE this card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge!

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    1. Thankyou Kylie - and thankyou for helping me out. I am loving the Global Design Project challenges.

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  5. Really cool technique with the stitching. This card is so detailed!

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  6. Are you serious?! OH-MA-GAWD....sewing? Really. Faux suede. No it doesn't just look like it in 'real life', you can see how beautiful it is in your picture! You are our of this world, you know that?
    Denita, this is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!
    Thank you so much for playing along to the Global Design Project again this week, your card is flawless. Lou xo

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    1. Hi Louise! What a beautiful comment - you make me smile and laugh. Thankyou for your support and encouragement. Always xox

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  7. Denita - such a beautiful card! You've created a wonderful softness in that focal circle. Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's sketch challenge at the Global Design Project.

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    1. Hello Brian, and thankyou for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. See you next week x

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  8. Denita, I love the stitching and burlap...such a wonderful addition to your already beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with Global Design Project.

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    1. Hello Connie. So sweet of you to comment on my creation. Can't wait to see what's in store for next week.

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  9. Denita, this is another beautiful card. I love, love all the natural elements you included and the stitching takes it over the top! Thank you sharing with us at Global Design Project.

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    1. Thankyou so much Shawn. I really enjoyed putting this creation together, and I appreciate your lovely comment.

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  10. What a wonderful work! I love the elements you used and the colors. very beautiful! :)

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  11. Thankyou so much Alexa. I love your card - it is stunning! I am unable to leave a comment on your blog? D x

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  12. Congrats on the win! I love very thing about this!

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    1. I also love *everything* about it! Lol!

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    2. Thankyou Holly. So sweet of you to cheer me on. I hope you get a chance to play along this week? D x

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