Friday, April 13, 2012

Find Joy Everyday

Oh yea it's Friday!  If that's not enough to put you in a good mood, well let me help you out my crafty friends!  This week's free image over at the Papercraft Star is a stunner!  Oh and did you catch the word FREE! Every Tuesday there is a digital image offered to Papercraft Star readers courtesy of our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  For this card I started out with a sketch from Hanna and Friends challenge 140.  For my base I used butter cream card stock purchased from Taylored Expressions, and matted it with some patterned paper from Graphic 45, that I sewed using a zig-zag stitch.  The edges of all the patterned paper were distressed with Tim Holts distress ink pads.  My green accent sheet was embossed using a Sizzix folder and adhered down.  The pink patterned paper was also stitched however:  for this one, I used a straight stitch around the edges.  Now here's the best part the frame is the free image.  I simply downloaded it the image and opened in my photo shop to re size it to better suite my card and printed it out.  Easy as can be.  I colored the florals in the frame using Copic markers, but just couldn't stop there.  I added some flower soft to give it a little extra dimension.  The fairy was stamped using Tuxedo Black ink from Memento and colored using more Copic markers.  Once I cut out the fairy I added foam squares to pop the image up.  Then I added stickles to the wings and dress.  I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of gingham paper and tucked it under the frame.  The large flower in the corner was made from cordinating paper and the two smaller were purchased from Michael's.  A few Martha Stewart punched leaves finish off my card.  Well I hope you enjoy your weekend and stop by to pick up the free digital image.  For a chance to win more images from The House Across The Bay play along with this week's "umbrella" challenge.  I'd love to see what you come up with!  Thanks for stopping by.


Ink:  Memento Tuexedo Black, Antique linen, Brushed Sage, Spun Sugar distress inks, Copic markers
Stamps, Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime
Paper:  Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime, DCWV's Mariposa stack, The Girl's Paperie
Embellishments:  Digital Image from The House Across The Bay, The Girl's Paperie flower hand made, Michael's paper flower, resin flower from Recollections.  


  1. Gorgeous card, Anitra! congrats on your win! love that you colored it in these colors. Have a fun weekend!

  2. Anitra this looks fantastic!!!
    Kindest regards,

  3. WOOHOO! Fantastic job with that image and congrats on winning Jan's prize! :-) Beautiful Anitra!

  4. Beautiful job, Anitra! LOVE your coloring job, and all the texture you've tied into this beauty! Plus, that sentiment is just perfect!