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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Quirky Eyes Wide Open for 2014!

It is the first challenge of the year over at Quirky Crafts, and it is my challenge and all you need to do is make something with big eyes, lots of eyes, the theme is Eyes Wide Open.
I have to say that if anyone enters an image by someone contentious with Stamp Out Stamp Theft, for example Sherri Baldy (if she later clears her name then we will allow her images), they will not be included in the voting.
I used Poppy from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Digital stamps, they have lots of suitable images for this challenge and I really love poppies, but it was so difficult only choosing one!
I coloured Poppy's hair with Graph'Its markers, it is the first time I have used them and I love the colours, I only have browns, the only drawback for me is no extra fine nibs like Promarkers - I will have to look into this and see if there are any, my colouring skills improved considerably with the fine nibs and I had to do a lot of correction after colouring the hair. The rest of the colours are Promarkers. I added a little Spica to her lips and eyelids. She is die cut with Spellbinders dies as are the other shapes (except for the poppy), and I added some flat back pearls mainly because I cannot find a rectangle die that fits the fancy rectangle shape, there is a gap each end.
The poppy is die cut with my new Sizzix Bigz Tattered Florals Tim Holtz design die, moulded with a rub on tool and lines drawn in (badly), finally I added a dark green button, and topped that with Ranger Distress Stickles, which I also put round the button. I added some polka dot ribbon before attaching the black mat to the green mat.
The greeting is from a free stamp set I got with a magazine, not sure which one now.
Will the recipient of this card realise it has taken about 4 hours to complete I wonder? No of course not!

So hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see some fabulous makes from the rest of the team and to join in our easy challenge.

I have entered the following challenges:
Graph'It Marker Challenge - Anything goes and any markers allowed. (Fridays)
Allsorts challenge - Anything goes (Saturdays)
Craft Mojo - All things new (Graph'its and Die) (Jan)
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes (Tues 14th)
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes (Jan)
Papertake Weekly - Pick of the Year, I chose Die-ing for a punch (7th Jan)
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything goes - (17th Jan)
Stamping Sensations - buttons, ribbons and bows - (Jan)
Craft All Day - Handmade flowers - (Jan)
Ali Craft - Anything Goes - (Jan)
Cards Galore - Anything goes (Jan)
Avenue 613 - anything goes
Pink Gems Challenges - Something New


Spyder said...

Super card Cazzy love the big pinky-red poppy!!


Ingrid Mason said...

What an eye catching card Cazzy ..... Poppy's red hair is gorgeous and I love the impact of your image and big red poppy mounted on black. Stunning. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Gemma Maggs said...

I love the big poppy, it really sets the card off x

Katie Stringer said...

Lovely card
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

Mimi said...

Oh WOW Cassy, what an eye catching card (sorry could not resist that lol). I love red on black and with the introduction of the lime green you really have created a beautiful piece of art work. I agree with you - the four hours it took to make will probably not be recognised, a shame as hand crafted items are so very special due to the hours of love that go into making them :) :) Good luck in our OSAAT 'Anything Goes' challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the pretty image with wonderful coloring & gorgeous eyes. MY daughter is the true artist in my family and always gets the eyes right. You can see some of her sketches of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow & others on my blog. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch194 Anything Goes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Francesca said...

What a great card and I love the flower

Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

Francesca x

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
Good Luck Susan xx

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous card! Love that big poppy on it just the perfect embellishment!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Helene E said...

just popping by to thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your lovely project!

rachel taylor said...

What a lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel DT

Becky said...

I love your card thank you for joining in at Ali-Crafts.

NGCARDS said...

What a fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at Craft All Day this month! xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

Donna x

pinky said...

What a gorgeous card, such striking colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Eret said...

It is so lovely card, Cazzy. Love your flower with a green button on center. It looks like a real poppy. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
Eret x

craftymum said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at CAD for our flower challenge
Hugs sarah x