Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Guest Designer for Tuesday Throwdown!

Guess who is the February Guest Designer for the
Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog?! Little ole me!! I have played in their challenges on and off since the beginning of their blog a little over a year ago....there are some really fun challenges each week and what an amazing Design Team too! What an honor to be a part of the team for a month!

This week's challenge is "Stitching"...either faux or real. Our sponsor this week, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps has provided the team with some gorgeous digi-designer paper, "My Summer Garden", and digital stamps for our samples this week....I chose "I Heart You" for my sample.

Card details:
The scalloped heart image was printed twice on white cardstock and twice on the gorgeous burgundy digi-paper. The hearts were cut out of the burgundy, the edges sponged with SU Early Espresso, and paper-pieced over the white scallops.....it was a lot of cutting, but I love how it turned out. Some freehand paper piercing and faux stitching with a Signo Gel Pen were added to each heart. The background designer paper is also from the "My Summer Garden" pack....sponging, paper piercing, and faux stitching was added here as well. To finish out the card, some May Arts Crocheted ribbon and satin ribbon tied with a Bow Easy were added, plus some mini roses and pearl flourishes from Zva Creative. The grand finale is "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, although it doesn't show well from this angle.

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts (Inspiration Photo to the left): burgundy, pink, brown, white....perfect!;
Stamptacular Sunday: "Whatevah!";
Crazy 4 Challenges: Vintage / Shabby Chic;
Etsy Inspired Challenge: Check out these adorable valentine earrings at the Too Cute Kawaii store!;
Our Creative Corner: 3D Valentine;
Sugar Creek Hollow: Vintage Valentine;
Speedy the Cat's Friends' Challenge: Valentine;
Crafty Catz: Flowers;
Charisma Cardz: Valentine/Love;
Delightful Challenges: Have a heart / Love Challenge;
Meljen's Designs: Heart Challenge;
Paper Play: Layer It Up;
Fab-n-Funky: Delight in your Digi;
Craft Your Passion: Bling/Love/Hearts;
Crafty Cardmakers: Use a water product....GLIMMER MIST, BABY!;
Oooh-la-la: Three of a kind (roses);
Paper Playtime:Anything Digi;
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Valentine;
Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday: "Sweets for the Sweet" inspiration photo;
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes...bonus: flowers.

Hope you get the chance to play along with the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! God Bless!!


Becky said...

Beautiful card Angella! Love the faux stitching.

Jacquel said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the colors & layout.....thanks for playing with Etsy this week!!!

Renee Matarese said...

This card is unbelievably beautiful! I love those hearts and roses and teh lace and pearls are perfect for a vintage Valentine. The stitching is such a pretty touch too.
So glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon!

heidy said...

Oh this is so pretty!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

Jenni said...

Lovely, the details on your card make it very special and romantic. Thanks so much for sharing it with the Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Jenni x

Heide said...

OMG...This is just stunning! I lvoe all the detail, paper piercing, lace pearls. So much beautiful eye candy to see. Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Heide

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so lovely, Angela! The soft pink and rose colors are delightful and the lace and stitching are the perfect finishing touches. So happy you joined in our 3-D fun over at Our Creative Corner this week.

Donna Moore said...

I love your stitching on this exceptionally beautiful card! Your pearls, lace and roses just put this way over the top! Gorgeous Angela!!
Thank you for joining us this week for our Vintage Valentine challenge at SCH, we hope you will join us again soon!!
SCH design team

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the bling! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Lauren said...

Angie, we are so happy to have you as our guest designer this month! Your card is stunning! I love the stitching, pearls, and flowers! It has such a beautiful vintage look!


redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!!!! This is totally beautiful!!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends!!!

Donna said...

Very cute! Love the stitching and the hearts. Thanks for joining in our "heart-y" challenge at Delightful Challenges.

marsha said...

Gorgeous Valentine card, love the burgundy and pink! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Vintage Valentine challenge, we hope you will come back and join us again next week.

Sarah Gough said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing at Our Creative Corner

Céline said...

so gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful.Your faux stitching is so neat.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Deirdre said...

Love it, adore how you have done the stitching.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Layer it Up Challenge. ♥

Jo Nevill said...

Absolutely beautiful, I just love the different contrasts in pink. Very elegant too.

Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.


Jo x


Hi Angella
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx


Hi Angella
A gorgeous card,thankyou for,joining us at Delightful Challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Pure GORGEOUSNESS Angella! What a Valentine creation...love it all! Thank you for joining us this week...hugs ~S~

Wendy J. said...

Angella, I'm in awe! This is just so clean and yet so many fun details. It's just gorgeous! Really! Thanks so much for taking the challenge this week at Our Creative Corner!

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Davi said...

Your card is beautiful Angie! I love the the piercing and pretty lace.

Kristin said...

Really pretty card, and congrats on your guest spot! Thanks for joining us at the OCC!

Wendi said...

Oh Wow your card is truely beautiful I adore stitching and those pearls and flowers are gorgeous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! Your stitching is awesome and I love the lace and scallops around the hearts.

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the details you included!

Thank you for joining our Heart challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Angi Barrs said...

Love the stitching and the gorgeous color. Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired this week. :)

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! I love the hearts!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Ruby said...

Lovely design! I love the flourishes, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

Leonie said...

Such a pretty and sweet card. Love the big hearts. thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Leonie

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!

Sharon Basel said...

Gosh this is so pretty! So many lovely details like the faux stitching, pearls and lace that make this so wonderfully vintage looking. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I hope you'll join our challenges again!
Sharon, SCH-DT

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Unknown said...

love this one, the hearts are fab and i adore the pattern with the gems

thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers

Judie xx

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Angella! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)