Thursday, 8 April 2010

AiFactory Challenge 31 - Mothers Day

Hello everyone, I'm back with the next challenge over at AiFactory after a very difficult couple of days. I somehow managed to scratch my left eye on Monday and didn't realise until the evening when I went to take out my contact lenses (I'm blind as a bat without lol) and found that half my left eye was bright red. The next morning you could see the scratch so I haven't been able to wear a contact lens in that eye and as you can imagine, it's made everything really difficult!!!
The challenge we have this week is to make a project with Mum in mind and the DT were given some really lovely images to work with:

 This is the one I was asked to make my project with and I also managed to sneak the one below in as well.
Here's the card I made with the images:
I made my own background paper for this using white opaque Stazon ink for the resist technique. The clear stamp set I used is Papermania PMA9071004 Floral. I stamped a solid flower at random with the white ink and let it dry. I sponged Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink over the top and then stamped on an open flower with the darker orange ink.  I then stamped on another flower with Tea Dye Distress ink.
I printed out the Mothers Day image 4 times and coloured various elements to build up my decoupage image. I assembled the pieces with foam tape and double sided tape. I printed out the flower 4 times and coloured this in a similar way to build up my 3D flower.
I sponged blue ink around the edges of the main panel and stuck this on a mat of deeper turquoise. I assembled the card with a piece of doyley on one side and some buttons tied with thread.
I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Make Your Own Flower
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Nature
Pollycraft Challenges - Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - Buttons

Thanks for looking,
Fliss x


  1. Oh wow Fliss!
    What gorgeous cards, love these sweet images!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft, good luck!!

  2. Hi Fliss
    Thanks for joining OSAAT with this beutiful work Hope you pop back soon

    Liz x

  3. Lovely card Fliss. Love the way you made your own background paper, it's so pretty. The doyley looks great as do the 'decoupaged' flowers. Looks like I might be able to get back to the gardening today!

    Fiona x

  4. Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT, beautiful card cute image too, hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge, Good Luck
    Sarah DT

  5. Beautiful! very cute image and I love that backing paper you made x

  6. fab card,love the image so cute thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week,hope your eye is better soon

  7. Hi Fliss, lovely card using buttons, thank you for joining us again at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  8. hi fliss hun,bless you for joining us over at OSAAT,hope to see you again this is one beautiful card hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

  9. Hi Fliss!
    Super project Hunni!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  10. Beautiful card Fliss, I love it! Lovely background paper and great use of the buttons!

    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose xx

  11. A totally cute card. Thanks for playing along with our Nature theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
    Ann xxx

  12. Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
    Sam x

  13. Hi Fliss, A beautiful card, love the design and the button detail is fab. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Hugs Suzi x

  14. Hi Again Fliss, What a cute card. Amazes me what you ladies can do sometimes...Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT.

    Hope to see you again next week..Good Luck

    stitchy xx

  15. Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
    Good luck!

  16. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week - great buttons - fab project - lovely card Fliss! Cheers Claire x


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Fliss xx