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Sunday, 25 January 2015

A little romance with Dutch Doobadoo

Another week has whizzed by me and I think someone needs to add a brake to Father Time to slow him down just a little ... pretty please. The only up side with the whizzing time is it is finally getting lighter earlier and the even bigger "hooray" moment, it's not getting dark at silly o'clock. I'm not a lover of being in complete darkness by 4 o'clock, shutting our curtains against the world and becoming hermits/prisoners to the endless darkness ... it;s so anti-social.

The new theme over on We Do Doobadoo is "Romance" and I think I may have over done the layers and embellishments .....

I was given a present for my birthday wrapped in layers of tissue paper and I decided to recycle/put a piece of the black tissue paper to use. I have used the fabric stencil from Dutch Doobadoo layering it with blue acrylic paint and then adding a layer of white acrylic paint, finally finishing with a layer of Maimeri irridescent paste. You can just about see the background in the photo below ...

Recently I decided to go through all the small boxes and plastic containers I had as they were jammed to the rafters with embellishments. I have given some to school and set myself a further goal for 2015, which is to begin to use them up ..... and boy oh boy, I used quite a few on this card! I also decided that if I put them in one place, that would make achieving my goal a little easier.

On the hearts I have used Dutch Doobadoo laser cut feathers and on the circle, I have used the laser cut flourish corners to add another detail layer. Finally I used a laser cut flourish coming out of the frame.

On the top of my panel, I added a border of butterflies (Sizzix butterfly edge die) and embellished this with flowers and laser art butterflies.

 Today, am off for another shopping session as still have birthday money to spend ...

x x x

Products I used:

CRAFT - recycling (my tissue paper)
Creative Knockouts - lots of embellies
Crafting for all seasons - things with wings
Fussy and Fancy - things with wings
Sister Act - anything goes
My Sheri Crafts - valentine
Pumpkin Spice - blue and white
Suzy Bee's - anything goes with layers


Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, so many gorgeous details to look at! It simply is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

sweet art designs said...

Beautifully crafted card, so many fun elements to look at. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

jane stillman said...

There certainly is a lot to look at! lol It is really beautiful though with all the delicious embellishments and layers

Jennifer Bradley said...

Wow all those embellishments, they are gorgeous and you can never have to many in my opinion. Your design is beautiful and such lovely colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lou this is stunning!
Linda xxx

Beverley Lowe said...

WOW! This is stunning! So many beautiful elements & layers to look at. Loving the design & beautiful colours.
Bev xx

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning card and so much to look at.

annemarks said...

Beautiful and such lovely elements. I love the faded blues and beiges/natural colours together. Very well done :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning project you have made here
Gr Karin

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous xx Jan

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, so many fabulous details.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Lou this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wow this is stunning, just stunning, love all the embellies on your card, just gorgeous.

Hugs Erin xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, such gorgeous details, thanks for showing up close photos! Cheers, Holley

Andree said...

This is beautiful Lou, you haven't overdone anything, it's all perfect x

Lea Brawn said...

How stunning. X

Camille Short said...

What a great way to incorporate so many layers! I love the way you built on your scrapbooking embellishments in non-traditional ways.

La Papera Gialla said...

Great recycling project!
Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week!
Monica - DT

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at Crafting For All Season this time.
Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie
{Crafting For All Seasons DT Member}

Hazel said...

Utterly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 64 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

flossbite said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona DT x