Sunday, 20 July 2014

GDT Card For Quirky Crafts

After winning a challenge recently at Quirky Crafts, I was invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge, which starts today, with the theme of "The Silk Road", meaning all things oriental.  Even as GDT, I was very generously given a Squigglefly digi to play with.  The digi came with two versions, one with the character blacked out, and one as an outline version, as soon as I saw the outline version, I knew I wanted to paper piece it with patterned paper, which I did with fairly elderly Papermania oriental paper from an A4 Ultimate pack.  I then glazed it with Glossy Accents for that lovely Oriental lacquered look.
 All but one of the papers are Papermania, from the Ultimate pack, as are the tag and corner elements, but the vertical mat behind the image is the most gorgeous embossed, shimmery paper, with Chinese characters on it.  I bought it at a craft show ages ago but never had quite the right project to use it on, until now.  I used glossy black card for the matting, again for that lacquered look that screams oriental to me, I also think it sets of the red and jade colours rather well too.
To embellish, I've added some black organza ribbon, a bow, black pearls, some black border peel-offs, and a flower made with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies from Gemstones Core'dinations, held together with a glazed brad.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
My Time to Craft - #253 - Paper Piecing
Suzy Bee's - #38 - Anything Goes
Sister Act - #66 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Love of Ribbon
Penny's - #186 - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - #80 - Include Pearls (mine are black) + Lots of Layers
Crafting From the Heart - #27 - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - #221 - Paper Piecing
Art by Miran - #10 - Anything Goes


  1. This is just so beautiful and the theme is brilliant x

  2. Hi Wendy,

    Thank you for being a great guest at Quirky this time, I really love your card, it looks 3d.

    Cazzy x

  3. lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner this week

  5. so stunning wendy.gorgeous oriental design and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. This is so lovely...Thank you for joining us at Penny,s and good luck.

    Caz x PPCC DT

  7. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 38 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our tenth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Lovely Card Thanxx For Playing With Us At The Robyn's Fetish Challenge This Week . Good Luck
    Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

  10. This is fabulous, I adore the colours on this, my fave combo for cards, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

  11. Totally gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!


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