Sunday, May 12, 2013

613 Avenue Create - Make A Shaped Card - "Isn't She Lovely? Isn't She Beautiful"

Hi, Crafty Peeples!  How would you like to win 3 Free Rick St. Dennis Images? 

This week at Avenue 613 Create, we are challenging you to make a shaped card.  Because of all the wonderful Decorative Dies, shaped cards have now become more and more popular!  Rick St. Dennis gave me this awesome image as a gift! I had several ideas on how to present this image, and, as usual, my final design does not reflect any of those ideas.  Ah, Creativity, thy name is Uncertainty!

 "Sunflower" by Rick St. Dennis
I don't use a lot of crystal, but I have lately been drawn to the wonderful border bling at Want2Scrap.  I was so disappointed that I had spent my craft budget for the month by the time I found out W2S was having a 50% off sale.  I like to keep a fairly large inventory of pearls and rhinestones on hand.  Sometimes just flipping through my inventory, I will be inspired

The Center Step Cut is the perfect easel for many of the Fancy Dies.  Not only do they provide wonderfully decorative edges for your frame, but also you can layer them, insert fabric/textures behind them, and you can use different orientations.

Designer Papers:  G45 A Ladies' Diary, My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic "Saffron" 
CS-Bazill - Textured Peach, The Paper Company Kraft CS Sheets.  
Embellishments: Prima Flowers - Engraver Collection;  Brads: Bo Bunny - Timepiece; Ticket: Prima Wood Tickets - Cherished Moments
Large Tag:  Office Depot Regular Item Tag (Distress Paints: Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Antiqued Bronze; Small Tag: G45 A Place In Time (the tag was swiped with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink)
Violin/Script Stamp: LaBlanche Stamps. (The image was stamped on a piece of Neenah Classic Cream CS using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then tapped lightly and randomly with Vintage Photo DI
Bling: Want2scrap Beautiful Bling-Chevron, Stickles
Fabric: Cheesecloth

LacySunshine Challenge - Anything But A Square
Scrappy Frog Challenge - Free Choice (Anything Goes)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Lots of Layers
Fashionista Challenge - Vintage or Shabby
Lawnscaping Challenge - Bling
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Step or Easel Card
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designer's Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamp n' Doodle - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous creation, Chana! Wonderful layers and details to compliment the fantastic image! Great coloring and a very artistic design!

  2. As always stunning. Love your projects and again you managed to create a real eyecatcher.


  3. Fabulous, love the image and papers and the shape is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  4. WOW love all the layers and the fabulous vintage feel. You really rock!!!

  5. This is stunning, Chana! I love all of the fabulous textures you've created and the gorgeous layers! Beautifully coloured and designed.
    Thank you so very much for your kind words on my post - I'm a lucky girl being a part of your fabulous DT!
    Hugs, Tracey x

  6. WOW this is gorgeous Chana! Beautiful design and I love all of the textures! Popped over from MIM.
    Tammy x

  7. This is so beautiful! Love all the layers and colours and textures.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  8. This is so very elegant! Thank you for sharing this with us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and make sure to mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  9. This card is actually a work of art! Great and very clever, Chana!

  10. Another great piece of work Chana, love the vintage feel and all your little embellishment details.
    Thank you so much for joining in at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week.
    Good luck
    Julie Ann x
    Penny's DT

  11. Lovely details on this card. Thanks for linking it to Stampotique.

  12. Gorgeous card, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  13. Lovely card with nice colours. Thank you for joining us at Fashionista.

    Have a nice weekend,
    with love from Holland,

  14. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  15. Super Stunning card! Love it!

    Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Shelter with our Anything Goes Challenge!


  16. This is stunning great image but the backgrounds are gorjuss.

    Thanks for joining us at stamp n doodle

    Tracey dt

  17. Beautiful vintage feel on this card, love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

  18. Very pretty!! I love the layers and and texture. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter.


Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I appreciate it! I try to reciprocate and visit your blogs. If I don't get to you right away, please know that I am on my way there to thank you for your visit.
Happy Crafting!