14 May 2011

Totally Gorjuss (GDT) - Not Square

Hi there friends and family, hope you're all well?  Welcome to another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. Our challenge is for you to make something other than a square card.  Our DT have come up with some wonderful creations for your inspiration, so do pop around and have a look.  Our sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion. Thanks so much to those who took part in our Sketch challenge last week. Your creations were absolutely stunning!

I've chosen one of the pre-cut cards I bought from Crafty Emma's Store.  I just took this beautiful Annalee paper, also from Emma's store, layered it over the card and cut around it by hand (I don't have one of those grand machines unfortunately).  The paper was too beautiful to cover with loads of embellishments, so I've kept them to a minimum by just adding a few flowers and some pearls. 

The beautiful dragonfly stamp is from a local company, Great Impressions (no. M1565), bought from Merrypak. I stamped it with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Vintage Photo and smudged it to create a vintagey look.  Took some coppery glitter to highlight a few of the images on the stamp. 

Our Tilda with Hawaii Flower is a newbie from 7 Kids College Fund.  My order arrived in SA but was sitting at Customs for ever and a day. I thought it had got lost in the post.  Now that they are here, I can't wait to play with my new girlies.  I also received 2 new Magnolia magazines, the Easter and Valentine collections and I just loved looking at all the beautiful creations therein... wow!

Thanks for popping by and apologies that I haven't posted last week, but work and life outside of blogland, has kept me busy.  Take care, hugs Sharon xx


Lia said...

such a wonderful card sharon I loe this Tilda and your coloring is beautiful.
Hope all is oke with you
hugs Lia

Honi said...

I am always at a loss for words when I see all the beautiful cards you create! You have a real talent for picking and choosing all the perfect elements that make up a card and the results are amazing!

Love to all!

Rose Petal said...

Hi Sharon. How beautiful is this. Those papers are so beautiful and your gorgeous image is way to cute. Lovely design as always. Happy crafting and enjoy playing with your new goodies.
Love Sandra xx

jimlynn said...

Yep, TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful all over.

Catherine said...

Your card is simply gorgeous Sharon ! All the elements are beautiful ! Stunning creation ! I love it ! Hugs and love from Catherine

syllie said...

This awesome. I love the backgroundstamp with the dragonfly. A beautiful creation.

Renkata said...

hi Sharon, amazing card dear. Very beautiful details and layout.

dolcreations said...

Oh this card speaks romance! I love the vintage feel. You have a knack for picking the right papers and then colouring your images perfectly! Beautiful card Sharon!
I know what you mean about life being sooo busy!

Riet said...

Schitterend gemaakt Sharon,lief die stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
Heel mooi papier.

Liefs Riet.xx

redoralee said...

Very Pretty!!!

otomys said...

Lovely card. You used the background image in such a creative way. Well done!
Amelia x