Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #75 - Photo Inspiration w/Sami Stamps

Oh my goodness... here I am late for my DT post at ATS&M!  I have had a very crazy week this past week and managed to quickly get my card together for the ATS&M Challenge #75 this morning - but then didn't get it posted or blogged.  Oh well, guess it doesn't do my any good to moan about it.  Best to just get on with it and share my card with you this week using the beautiful Christmas photo above and a terrific digital image for our sponsor this week - Sami Stamps. 
Sami Stamps

Hope you like it!


A while back I was practicing a technique called faux patina.  It didn't turn out quite as I would have liked (just a wee bit too much gold) but I kept the panel in  hopes that I would have a reason to use it in the future.
As soon as I saw this photo I knew that this was the time to use it.  I also colored the beautiful Sami image using gold tones (I think Nonni likes these colors :o) ).  I also copied Kylie on a previous card she did by cutting the image so that the scarf was outside the circle - quite fun and I love the way it turned out.  

Will you decide to join us this week for the Photo Inspiration Challenge #75?  I sure hope so! The rest of my DT pals at ATS&M have outdone themselves with beautiful creations for you this week.  And did I mention that our TOP Addict gets a prize for Sami Stamps?  You better get on over to the ATS&M challenge site and check out the details :o)

I am also entering my card in the following challenges: 

Sami Stamps Blog  - Sami Stamps Challenge #008: Add Red or Green (or both). 
 I made my cocoa mug green so I could participate.  

Divas by Design - Feeling Festive (holiday creations)

Merry Monday #87 - make a card with a mitten(s) on it. 


Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me.  I'm sure glad that you did! Til next time friends...stay warm and cozy.  Hugs and happy crafting! D







17 comments:

  1. This image is just perfect to use that technique on!! It looks so cool, Danielle! LOVE your colouring and your golden panel is perfect! xx

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  2. Lovely modern image. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  3. Great ti use your gold panel and it looks pretty good to me. The gold colouring is fab-her top is coloured perfectly-I am checking out the blending!! And love the scarf over the edge. Hope this week calms down for you x

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  4. Fabulous, Danielle! The gold goes so well with the colour palette and great job with the colouring. x

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  5. Hi Danielle. LOVE your faux patina panel ... will have to give that technique a try! :) Perfect matched with your image ... the warm tones of gold and brown really are perfect for your image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll xx

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  6. Beautiful background - I love all the gold! Your image is adorable and so beautifully colored. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  7. Perfect image! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday this week. :)

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  8. Your card is so sweet! I just love that image!

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  9. These mittens look warm and cozy! I love how you've cut the scarf out of the circle! So glad you shared it with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. Hi Danielle. Love your golden colours. Very rich and warm look you achieved! Great card. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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  11. I love the colours you've used on this card - it's rich, warm and just lovely. Beautifully done!

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  12. I LOVE your faux patina! Isn't it great when you already have some parts of your card ready to go for when you are in a pinch?! I love it when that happens! The circle and doily frame around your focal image are just gorgeous too. Really highlights her beautiful face!

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  13. Wonderful card, this image is lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  14. This sweet card sure warmed me up. The warm colours are just perfect ;)

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  15. How pretty! What a sweet image and I love your patina background! Thanks for playing with us this week and sharing this with us!

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  16. Fabulous and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my Casology challenge card...
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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