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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time for another Challenge #73 at TSATF!

Yes, they are having challenge #73 - use Ribbon and Lace
My ribbon is white with gold trim and my lace is red!

My frame has a lacy edging too

Sponsor - Robyn's Fetish

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

Now, you may have noticed that in my card, princes and frogs are mentioned.  I actually decided to hand write a message around the edge of my frame in gold pen...all about how many frogs one has to kiss before one of them turns into a prince (notice I didn't say handsome...just a prince). There are usually a few frogs and there is usually only one prince......or at least, for most people one at any one time! My sentiment is hand written also and mounted on gold card.

These handsome frogs are waiting to be kissed at the wishing well! This digi image was supplied by our sponsor and as I quite like frogs, I liked being able to colour this in. I added lots of sparkle to everything 'cause this is a fairy story, right?

Several have already puckered up ready for the smacker!

You now, you could be lucky and only have to kiss one - I know several people married to their childhood sweethearts (still!). Most of us are not so fortunate and have to go through a few toads  frogs before we find the one we really like and think we have some chance of molding into the prince making a lovely life. Do I sound a bit cynical?  I just think we need to give our young people fair warning that life is not usually like a fairy tale and if it is, be careful! All relationships if they are to work, are hard work and none more so than marriage. If you just sit back and wait for the significant other to do it all - you might still be waiting!

Enough soliloquizing......commercial card base, a strip of red lace, my image was printed off onto XPress Blending card and eventually coloured with Copics. I masked it first, and used my Copic Spray System to create the sky and ground, before liberally smearing everything in Kiddy Glitz and Wink of Stella.  I die cut the frame (Spellbinders) and mounted it on gold mirror card.  Can you tell I stuffed up my edge around the top of the well?  Started playing around with it and ended up making it have a halo - ignore that! Part of the fantasy element I am going for......blame my strange sense of humour on this card.........

The other DT members have created great cards too - why not go and have a look HERE. Then you can get inspired to enter the challenge and make a card with Ribbons and Lace

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy: It's for the girls - yep, a warning for them! - closes 17th July
Left of Centre: Sparkle - on the roof of the well; my card is about a myth/fairy tale so definitely left of centre!- closes 19th July
4Crafty Girls Challenge: anything goes - closes 23rd July


aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic froggy card. love the lace
The Journey is the Start

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Adorable card Susan! Love the sentiment you wrote around the edges. So creative! Could you email me at purpleglocreations (at) socal (dot) rr (dot) com? I have a question for you and would like to ask you privately. I am on your S & F team in case you don't know who I am. LOL! Hugs, Gloria

Anonymous said...

So true:)
Great sentiment and a fun card.

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

maureenjscott said...

What a fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center this week, I hope see you join us again in the future. Mo dt coordinator xxx