Sunday 10 August 2014

613 Avenue Create DT Post - #84 Sights/Sounds/Tastes of Summer

Hi Everyone,

** If you are looking for my Christmas Card Club project please scroll down to the previous post **

This is my first DT post for 613 Avenue Create and I was so very honoured and excited to be asked by Kathi to join the lovely ladies on the Design Team.
Our challenge theme this time is 'Sights/Sounds/Tastes of Summer' and our fabulous sponsors are:



I went with an image from QKR Stampede and decided it would suit a stepper card.
 I also tried something new for me - 3d paper piecing. I have been watching Mariska and Debby on their blogs doing this and although I new it was a tricky technique I was not prepared for the intricateness and time it took me to complete it, lol. I did enjoy doing it but, hats off to you two ladies, this technique is hard. The most tricky part I found was deciding which piece to layer on top of another and which piece needed a grey anchor part - go and check out Mariska's blog she has a photo on each project showing the little pieces before they are put together and you will see what I am talking about.

A side view to show the stepper element and a glimpse of the inside.
Image - QKR Stampede
Papers - Nitwit Papers (various)
Grass - Dies, Magnolia Doohickey, Cheery Lynn, Clearly Besotted
Clouds - Clearly Besotted Die

Crafty Catz - #243 Lazy Days of Summer
Sister Act - #69 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #45 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything But A Square
Eureka Stamps - #101 Add A Button ( button brad)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Passion For Promarkers - #259 Button It (button brad)
Deep Ocean Challenge - #83 Summer Colours
I Love Promarkers - #231 Fancy Folds
A Creative Romance - Fun In The Sun

The other members of the DT will be sharing their creations on the blog today...  go and check out the talent and inspiration there.
See you soon,


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats on the DT place and what a fabulous first make, fun image and great details. You could also enter Summertime at Little Claire x

Rita said...

Congratulations Lorraine on your DT post. Love the fun and humour in this card. Have Fun. Hugs Rita xxx

Ella's Design said...

Such a fun card, Lorraine! Your colouring and paper piecing is awesome! I too was inspired to have a go after seeing Mariska's beautiful creations, but as you say, it is quite time consuming and a bit of a headache!
Great card shape for the image, brilliant cloud papers and fab die cuts! Thanks for joining in with my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Lorraine this is brilliant it made me smile, I totally love that fabulous image she is a 'beauty',lol, the card design is excellent with all the clouds and grass, you have done a fantastic job here. Thank you so much for becoming my latest follower, as I don't want to miss any of your awesome designs I have joined your site.
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's....Thank you for sharing with us,
we look forward to you joining in with the fun again next time...
Suzy B ( Owner )

Linda Levoir said...

What a fabulous first DT card, you do like to make things hard for yourself missus! Love the way you've themed the whole thing, it works really well as a stepper and your paper tole looks great! :) xx

~ginny said...

Hey Lorraine! Welcome to 613 Ave C! I am excited to have another teamie who is doing some 3D work! Your design on this one is delightful - I enlarged your card and just identified the three tennis balls in the grass - LOL! Your coloring is first rate on the image - I really like your shadows on her face. Really well done toots!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create

Lorraine said...

A brilliant fun card Lorraine, love it.
Congratulations on your new DT spot too.
Lorraine x

carol said...

ooh super fun card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

karalschuknecht said...

Awesome card, I love the 3D effect. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps.

Carol Ric said...

This is a fabulous fun 3D card.

Sandy said...

Welcome to the team Lorraine. A fabulous debut card for the challenge. Love the stepper design and the fun image. Looks great with the 3D work too. Lots of fabulous summer themed elements.

Tracy said...

Love this! You're right, that technique isn't simple, but your card looks amazing. That image is really fun. I like the expression on her face. LOL Super fun! Hugs!

debby4000 said...

You've done a brilliant job with the 3d layering. The whole card is fabulous.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a cool card. The image is a hoot and I just so love the layering and intricate cutting and assembly you have done!

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.really fabulous design and i love the fun image and details.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Wow, this card is absolutely stunning! So well worked through, all from colouring to embellishing looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us and joining the challenge at I Love ProMarkers. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

Lizzy Smith said...

wow! Your card is so so cute! That paper piecing looks very intimidating to me. Good for you taking that on, very brave. And it worked out beautifully! Glad to be working with you on the team! ~Lizzy

PaperDaisies said...

A stunning card. I love the scene you have created. You have showcased the image beautifully. Great detailing. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on the DT post and welcome to the team :) Fabulous card love the paper pieced image love the B.paper and great grass die
carol x

Cindy said...

What a fun card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz! Cindy-gdt

Hazel said...

Super fun. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 41 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT (Sorry I'm so late with my comment, but I was away for the week with limited internet access) x

Granmargaret said...

Congratulations on being on the design team. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

Kimberly said...

WOW..i haven't visited you in a while...what stunning work. I just love the way you put this card together and the image is fabulous..great colouring as love love all your recent work. tfs