Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 14 - Photo inspiration


I'm back with my DT card for Dream Valley's latest challenge which is to use this beautiful photo inspiration:

We have two fab sponsors this time and there will be two winners!

One Stop Card Crafts our fab Monthly Sponsor

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.

Prize - £10.00 voucher for their store

and our second Sponsor

"Sassy Studio Designs is a fresh new company. We have been designing and selling for a year now, and we have been kindly received into the community of digi stampers and crafters. I started designing images shortly after I started stamping, reason being...I didn't hardly like anything else out there I was a young adult woman at the time I was engaged, had no kids, I wanted fun sexy images that I would enjoy using and my friends and hubby would enjoy receiving. I designed images for 2 other digi stamp companies when my wonderful hubby kept trying to get me to go out on my own. So in June 2009 thanks to the few faithful followers I had, Sassy Studio Designs was born!  It has been a wonderful journey starting my own store. We have just grown so much these past months.I still try to keep "
Lindsay Dyer: keep with my original philosophy and reason for designing stamps, make them fun and keep them sassy...and yes sometimes even sexy!


The lucky winner will get 4 images!

Anyway, on to my card.....

It's my cousin's wedding next weekend and my Mom wanted me to make her a card with a bride and groom on the front that looks just like them:

I started with a bride and groom colouring page I found on the internet! I cut them out and added pictures of my cousin and her fiance and then set about making the clothes. The dress is made from some organza and has been fixed in place with a mixture of stitching and glue. It's difficult to see here but I've made a tiny organza flower and added it to the waist with some beads sewn into the centre just like her actual dress! (I wish I'd got a close-up of it but the camera just wouldn't focus - grrrr!) Her fiance's suit is made from George's old school trousers with a waistcoat and tie added using promarkers and some black pearl buttons.

I cut a shape in the front of the card with my nesties and fixed the happy couple to the inside of the card.  I cut the same shape from my dovecraft wedding papers and added the outline of the shape to the front of the card and the inside of the shape as a background inside the card. That way the papers still match up when the card is closed!

I added silver glitter round the edges of everything and even added some to the flowers in the corner. I also used some gem sprays my good friend Yvonne gave to me. This is pretty much the last of them now though :-(

I added a punched butterfly (that I forgot to take a close-up of!) and then I printed the wedding details onto some card made a tag. More glitter..... :-)

 Because I'd fixed the bride and groom to the inside of the card, there was nowhere to write so I decorated the back of the card too using the same papers and the piece of card I'd cut from the front - waste not, want not!

The lovely sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You.....

Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
Moving Along with the Times - Handmade flowers (organza flower on bride's waist)
Paperplay - Make your own flowers (organza flower on bride's waist)
Sarah Hurley - Bling and sparkle

Right, I need to be heading down to my allotment to pick more beans - there's millions of them!!!! It took me three hours to prepare last weeks harvest :-)

Don't forget to have a look at the rest of the creations from Dream Valley's design team here.....

Love 'n' hugs,


Susie said...

It's absolutely brilliant, Mel and suits the photo inspiration perfectly! Bet the couple loved it! Susie x

Mags said...

This is amazing! The organza looks FANTASTIC!! What a pretty, elegant card! It's so lovely that you have the bride and groom's pictures on the card. Brilliant job!

luv, Mags x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh wow this is stunning. I love how you've created the image and those flowers and crystals are gorgeous.
Diane xx

coops said...

this is gorgeous mel,stunning colours and i love how you have personalised the image :D

xx coops xx

Sally said...

Crumbs Mel, you put a lot of time & trouble into this card & it shoes. Real fabric, fab flowers & gems, oooo it's a stunner. I'm not very good with photo inspiration chalennges so probably will give this one a miss. Well done on a bumper bean crop, they do grow well don't they?
Sally x

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Mel, this is so lovely. What a wonderful idea, they will love it. I love all of the very pretty details.

Donna x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Carole of Brum said...

This is gorgeous, Mel, and all the work you put into it has really paid off. Making the clothes is unique, bet the happy couple will be really impressed. CoB

Vee said...

Wonderful card.Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
xx Vee

xxxtglxxx said...

This is fabulous :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is just awesome!

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card hun, thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just fantastic, what a gorgeous creation!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Mel, such a lovely design and a great idea :o) Lisa x

Sarpreet said...

this is gorgeous

Debs said...

Gorgeous card. Love the floral arrangment.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

laney said...

Super card hun !! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

clare brown said...

this is stunning, so much thought and attention to detail has gone into this card. hope you enjoy your weekend, I'll be spending mine celebrating my birthday.

take care Clare x

Jennifer said...

This is genius Mel! I'm sure they'll love it. Have a lovely weekend! xx Jenny xx

Lynne in NI said...

OMgosh, what a fab personalised card! Great idea to use the organza as her wedding dress!
Hope you're enjoying your harvest, bet it tastes super yummy!

cebelica said...

Fantastic wedding card hun. You did a great job with it. I love all the details. The whole card looks amazing. Hugs!