Thursday, 3 August 2017

Daring Cardmakers DT - August Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday!

The first Friday of the month marks the start of the elemental challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers and Miri has chosen a very summery image, perfect for those tropical days we all dream of! You have to chose any 3 elements from the image below and incorporate them into your card.


From the image, I used the flamingo, flowers and colours on my card.  First, I stamped and coloured a flamingo then fussy cut it out with a craft knife as my scissors wouldn't have given me the finish I wanted, with the legs in particular.


The dotty background is packaging I kept from a pack of cards and I used a piece of scrap card which I cut into a banner.  For the tropical leaves with the flowers, I used the Trimcraft free download papers which I resized and fussy cut, curling to give a 3D effect.

I'm in love with the sentiment which is perfect for the season, even though the weather in Essex doesn't quite agree!  It's part of a new stamp set I got from CrafTangles.  I added a couple of glitter dots to embellish my card.


You'll see a lot more inspiration on the Daring Cardmakers blog HERE and I hope you'll join in with the challenge.

Have a great weekend - don't know about you but I'm hoping for a little tropical weather!
Shabneez 

Products Used:
Dovecraft Flamingo Stamp
CrafTangles Oh Crab!!! Stamp Set
Free Trimcraft Paper Download
Stix 2 Anything adhesives
Everything else from my stash



25 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Shabneez
Gr Karin

Dawn said...

Love the layout of your card and the tropical leaves are a fab embellishment. xxx

Kathy said...

Love the way you've put this together, Shabneez its just perfect. Great design, great component parts - it all works so beautifully.

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card Shabneez, love the summer feel !
Hugs Rose

Nora said...

Lovely card!

Jennifer Kray said...

Oh I love this! The texture on your card is gorgeous! It's raining here in Cornwall so a bright summery card is just what was needed. x

Me, myself and my craft room... said...

Very summery xlovely

Sarah Bell said...

Really cute! Flamingos are great :) hugs, Sarah x

Jan's Crafty Cards said...

Fabulous card, love the summer feel about it, fabulous layout x Janis x

Kate M said...

Lovely colourful cardxx

Laine said...

Stunning, bright and beautiful Shabneez!
Laine
xx

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, love the Flamingo they always have such gorgeous colours!

Nicola ♥

Katie Lamb said...

Fabulous card

...:::Quilling Lady:::... said...

Beautiful card :)
Happy crafting!

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Shabneez. The tropical leaves and the flamingo look fabulous. I can sympathise with your Essex summer. We're still getting April showers in Pembrokeshire xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Loving this flamingo. Too cute

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card Shabneez ... just love that tropical look and love the flamingo ... well done ... hope you are having a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Alizabethy said...

Love the curve on those leaves, really makes them stand out!

Brawny said...

Wow superb card Shabneez. Absolutely gorgeous x

Angela said...

Fabulous card, love the elements you have chosen to use from the challenge x

Jan Ltc said...

Great card xx Jan

Miri said...

Yes, the setiment is great. I love the tropical colours and images of your card!

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Beautiful card Shabneez x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. It is so bright and cheerful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Angelnorth said...

Fab card Shabneez, those leaves look very lush - I'm imaginging the rain as well as the sun!