Tuesday 2 July 2013

Thank You, Desire

The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge

A Die for a Sketch

My centre step card

Close-up of image from a Day for Daisies

Good day

First of all I want to thank Desire, Doing Life, for her inspiration. I have been following her blog now, for a while and I think centre step cards are her trademark. Also the flower fold is one of her many embellishment tutorials. 

Secondly, I was asked to be guest designer for the month of July over at the Outlawz' Tuesday colour challenge. These are a bunch of super talented and supporting ladies together. I just love playing with these colour combo's and the added twists every week and if I had to miss it, there is a hole in my week.

Now, to my project. The designer paper is from Le P'tit bloc from Toga, the image is this week's freebie from A Day for Daisies. With the twist of adding a girly image, she came in very handy. I used two different shades of chalk for distressing the image and I used a dirt pink on the burgundy too. I used a glossy ivory coloured paper for the flower and added some chalk and ink distressing to the edges and finished it of with a brad. Die cuts I used are from spellbinder. Lace and ribbon from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catered crop 30/6 - Die cuts / punches
ABC Challenge #35 - Anything goes
Digistamp4Joy #70 - Paper folded embellishments
Cupcake Craft #249 - Anything but square
Dream Valley Challenge #60 - Handmade embellishments
ART Card Challenge #3 - Anything goes
Created with Love #48 - For the girls

Thank you for the visit and hope you come and join us at the Outlawz colour challenge!
Have a fantastic 


Hannelie said...

Geluk met die GD spot!
Dis baie mooi en elegant!

ursula Uphof said...

You did a fantastic job on this challenge, hugs, Ursula

Desire Fourie said...

Veels geluk Olga met die gdt posisie. Its so well deserved. And I am so honoured and thrilled that you used one of my tutorials for the folded paper circles embellishment, blush blush. It added wonderful dimension to your very elegant centre stepper design. Thanks also for the shout out.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Olga.
Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Blossom Cards said...

what a lovely sweet card I love the image you have used and how you have coloured her in thanks for sharing with CWLC this week happy crafting to you Rachel DT http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk/

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Olga! The center-step design is wonderful, and the image is so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!...Nancy :o)

Chris Hanselman said...

Great looking card. Love the die cut. Thank you for joining our For the Girls challenge at Create with Love Challenges.


Cheryl said...

Wow, it's STUNNING Olga! I'm so glad you joined us at the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge this week, and I sure hope you'll come play again this Thursday for a new challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

craftin-dawn said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our For The Girls Challenge!

Angela B. said...

Thanks for sharing your creation and joining us at


Angela Bonanno (DT Member)

Dunja Trautmann said...

Your card is really beautiful Olga, the Image is wonderful and you did a great job with the take on the sketch.
Thank you so much for joining us at the A DIE FOR A SKETCH CHALLENGE, this time. Have fun and enjoy our challenge. We love to see you again ;)

Dunja xo

Do you love to join my GIVEAWAY

Petra Swart said...

So 'n elegante dame en sy lyk so pragtig op jou kaartjie!
Groete uit George.

marjoleincreatief said...

Wow, What a gorgeous card you made. So totally different of what you often see. Love it, thank you for joining our challenge at A die for a Sketch.

hugs marjolein

Mynn xx said...

Ooooo! I LOVE the coloring with pencils--this is amazing! You've really made the image look like a sketch! SO pretty! :)

Nonni said...

Hi Olga, lovely card, the fancy die looks really elegant and the colors are really pretty!

alex said...

Beautiful card, your pencil colouring is wonderful, thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy

Alex (DT)

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my dt hat on.
This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘Folded Paper Embellishments’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kelly said...

Oh so elegant! I love how you colored her and the dies around her are fabulous! Wonderfully done and thank you for Joining us at A Die For A Sketch.
Hugs Kelly

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful creation. Pretty image with great coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at Digistamps 4 Joy and we hope to see you again. Good Luck :)
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

papillon digital design said...

Very cute card. Love the colors.
Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
Digistamps4joy (DT member)
Papillon Digital Designs (Personal blog)

Patty Gorka said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! Your card is lovely, you did a wonderful job with the sketch too! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Borqna said...

Beautiful card Olga!
Good luck!

Liza said...

Lovely work and a great card shape. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x