Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Challenge 94 - Lavishly Luscious Layers

Welcome back everyone and a very happy Tuesday to you all!
Thank you so much for all the fabulous fuzzy, furry and feathered entries from our last challenge. Ya'll really out did yourselves and the team had a blast admiring all your talent. 
We're kicking off another fantastic challenge this time around too and I'll be your host, so let's get started!
The theme for this challenge is....
Lavishly Luscious Layers!!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our Sponsors for providing the DT with images and prizes for our winners.  
One lucky random winner will receive 7 digital images of their choice!
Winner will receive a $20 Gift Voucher!
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files. Have some fun with Fred!

The winner of our Top Tipper Prize, Clarissa, is Guest Designing with us this month and here is her gorgeous card!

Tip: If your image includes a character sitting down, give them something to sit on so that they are not 'floating'. Here I've cut my image so that my bear is sitting on the base of my image panel, having cut out his feet so they hang down below the image panel.

Tip: Don't forget to look at your Spellbinders as frames...not just as mats. You can cut out different shapes too, not just the typical oval or square etc.

Tip: - I have used Christmas papers, they are good for a bright birthday card. Look out your Christmas stash and see what can be used throughout the year.

Tip: Images can tell you a lot about the background that will work best for them. By studying what the image is wearing, holding, or doing, will help create your backdrop wonderfully. Here I've drawn from the X's and O's of the dress for the 'love you' sentiment and the bouquet she is holding is duplicated in hand rolled flowers.

and My Tip is:
To make your own banners:

Jennifer - French Hen
Tip: - an old cork saved from a bottle of wine, sliced thin, makes great buttons for craft projects! a few holes punched and you are ready to go! tres chic!

Tip:-To achieve an easy sky background simply stamp (with a blending tool) Tumbled Glass Distress Ink all over. Work quickly and keep it light adding more depth as needed. Note: I always colour my image first. 

Bettina - Pig - calling out to Miss A
Tip: I know many of you think that male cards are hard. Try using some currogated cardboard and button as embellies. Some torn edges might do the trick too!!

 Talk about some amazing layering and I'm loving all the incredible TIPS!
Thank you ladies for such a wonderful display of  artistic layering inspiration.
It's over to you now to show us just how many layers you can place on your creations. 
You are welcome to enter up to three times and please share with us your time saving and fun TIPS by just adding TIP next to your name when you submit your project!
Hugs and Happy Stamping,
Lisa M and the TTT ladies :)


  1. ~Gorgeous creations from all of you again. Smiles.


  2. The DT creations are amazing - fabulous. TFS


  3. Lovely card from the DT!
    Marianne MW

  4. Thank you so much ladies for your very kind comments. We hope you've enjoyed the challenge too. :)
    Hugs from the TTT ladies!!

  5. Thank you for the fabulous DT inspiration and great challenge.

  6. I liked reading all the tips from the designers. Great samples too!

  7. Gorgeous DT inspiration, thanks for a fab challenge.

    Jo x

  8. Pauline, Sharon and Jo...thank you so much for your very kind words. So happy you could join us this week!
    hugs from the TTT gals :)

  9. Your Design Teams work was inspiring. Thanks for letting me play along in the challenge. See you next time!!!



  10. Hi,
    The link to my creation is:

    Am not sure where was i supposed to add this link so added it here

  11. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT - thanks for sharing and for the tips! Helen x

  12. Thanks Girls for your comments! so greta to see you all!

    bijal parekh you need to add your link above on the blue froggy! thanks hunny :0)

  13. Awesome projects and I LOVE your tips. The only tip I have is pretty well known and that is to change the color of your scrapbook paper by watercoloring right over it in the color you need it to be. Like if the green paper isn't the right color hue.

  14. Thanks for the challenge. I left a tip on curling the paper with a toothpick to make the rose petals!

  15. Terrific tips ladies...thanks so much for sharing them!!!


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