Friday, 21 June 2013

You Show Me Yours Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
There is a new fun challenge that has just recently started up.  It's run by Lucy Muraca from RedChiChi and it's called 'You Show Me Yours'.  Lucy sends out an image to each participant and they use it to create whatever they wish.  It sounded like a bit of fun so I thought I would join in.  Here is the image.
A beautiful photo isn't it?  Here is the card I created with it.
I wanted something a bit dramatic so I chose Black and Gold as my colours, and I flipped the photo because it just didn't look right facing the other way.  The papers are from Kaisercraft's Timeless Classics and from G45's Communique.  All the papers were distressed with a Prima Distress Tool and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The chippie is from Imaginarium, I coloured it with Midnight Black Versa Magic Chalk Ink and then edged it lightly in Gold Versa Color.
The doily and the gauze piece were both white so I coloured the doily with the Midnight Black Versa Magic and the gauze was coloured with Tea Dye Distress Ink.   The doily was cut in half and I used one piece here ...
 ... and the other piece was pleated and used under the flower cluster.  The large flowers are from Prima, the small roses are Kaisercraft and the other two are from Magnolia Ink.
 The small metal clock is from my stash and the label underneath the photo was fussy cut from Kaisercraft's  Timeless Classics Collection.

I was actually persuaded by Heather Jacob to enter into this 'Challenge' and I felt a little intimidated with the wonderful creations she and the other participants submitted but, I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself with it.  I've never taken part in a Challenge before, but I don't think this will be my last.  I loved it.

For further details of this Challenge  go to Lucy's Blog HERE.

Heather  - Art and life
Emma -   Just a Girl with Ideas
Jennifer  -  My Creative Journey
Patricia  -  Between the Sheet
Kerry-Jean - kjwstudio
Christina - myembellisheddaydream
Helen - texturesandtales
Annette - annette-momentintime
Lindy - justanotherday

Hope you've been inspired to join in.  Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Sounds like a great challenge (saw it on Heather's blog already) Absolutely love what you did with yours, just stunning you have layered the papers and the other elements finish it off just perfectly!

  2. wonderful card, and great challenge, the image is a wonderful one too, you did an awesome job :)

  3. Oh wow this image looks wonderful on a card.. so elegant and I love all the layers too.. really beautiful!!

  4. wow Margy this is so majestic and full of creative elegance xoxo

  5. Wow Marg, this is soooo pretty, the colours so magical and elegant.... I adore the way you used the gauze beneath, it softens so beautifully (love that stuff).

  6. Im so glad to hear that you enjoyed participating in this challenge, Margy....and that you pushed through the feeling of intimidation and have created such a stunning card! The colours, elements, textures and design are all gorgeous and look fabulous :)

  7. It's a gorgeous card!!! You have really done such a great job!!!! :D

  8. Hi Marg! Thanks for your comments on my blog.. those butterflies are stickers made by Jolees boutique I think I got them at my local scrap shop.. They are so pretty I wish I had gotten 2 packets of them... but we don't think of that at the time.. I think it is the colors together and the embossing on them that make them look so good!! I hope you are having a great day!! xx lizzy

    1. Thanks Lizzy, I really appreciate the info. Shall go look for them on the net. Take care. ox

  9. Such a gorgeous card!! Perfect image and details!

  10. What a big difference it made having her face the other way...Love the softness of your image and how well it works with the dark colours! Hope you will join again with the next image!!!

  11. beautiful card Margy.. love how your choice of darker colours hasn't taken from the femininity of the photo ... hugz

  12. Gorgeous layout!!!
    I'm glad you're playing along with us!!!
    Love Christina P. xxxxx

  13. LOVE the black & gold Combo here.... GORGEOUS card!

  14. I love this card Marg. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous image and I love the use of the gauze too. Karen.x

  15. I love love your style. It's vintage and elegant. I love how you cluster your flowers in your projects, it's gorgeous.


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