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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

GDT for Open Minded Crafting

Hi all! There is a new challenge blog starting called Open Minded Crafting. I made this card for a spotlight on their blog today.  The challenge for this week is new stash/ new technique.

 I got to work with this adorable Tiffany playing violin image from Milk Coffee. I colored her with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some flowers dotted with stickles and some pearls.  The bow was handmade by me.  The new stash is the frantage around the image.  I have never used it before.  It didn't turn out quite right but I still think it looks cute.  The sentiment is stamped from a clear stamp set I have.  I have distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool. The card layout was inspired by the sketch at Seems a little sketchy.




I hope you all head over to link up some creations today.


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
seems a little sketchy sketch



20 comments:

  1. Way to go on the GDT, Erin. I'm excited about this new challenge blog - you know how I love to enter challenges! Your project is fabulous, a gorgeous image you chose, and your colouring is outstanding! I love the sketch - I've used it a couple times myself and my GnS card for tomorrow uses it too. Have a great day!

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  2. Totally adore your card! Fabulous vintage and distress feel to it. Very elegant.

    Thank you so much Erin for being part of this 1st challenge with us! Hope you come and play often ;o)

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  3. Beautiful creation! Thanks for inspiring me with your talent.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  4. Very pretty card, congrats on being a GD on Open Minded Challenges

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  5. Erin, this is beautiful. I so am going to have to get that image. I haven't used frantage yet, but this makes me want to go buy some.

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  6. Erin, your card is really cute. I love Fran-tage and had difficulties using it too, until one of my team mates, said that the trick to use to use circles with your heat tool. But I found my biggest problem was that I wan't running my heat tool for a minute to warm up before I put it under me paper. What it was doing was blowing off rather then melting. It made all the difference for me. I hope it helps you.

    Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy.

    Mari

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  7. lovely card. thanks for sharing with us on Crafty Hands.

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  8. Really pretty card, Erin! Love the image, background paper, distressing, embellies, and Frantage! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends! Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  9. What a pretty card, Erin! That image is so lovely and your flowers are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Lia Stampz! :o)

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  10. Gorgeous card Erin :-) the image is beautiful and I love the frantage and distressing ,, fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  11. Such a pretty card, I love how you kept it simple so that the image stands out x

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  12. Hello, again! I'm back to thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :o)

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  13. So lovely! I adore Milk Coffee stamps, and this is one of my favourites. Gorgeous colours too! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

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  14. I love the frantage and came over for a closer look, I've never used it either, don't really know what it is other than I LOVE the look!! I think your card is fabulous and glad you could be with us at Open-Minded for our first challenge!!!

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  15. Thanks for joining is with the CraftyHands Challenge, a lovely card.

    Well don Becka B DT member x

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  16. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs month long Anything Goes Challenge.

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  17. Lovely card... Thanks for joining Lia Stampz Challenge!

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  18. You've done an awesome job with your card. Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz!

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