Sunday, 23 February 2014

Eclectic Ellapu: Sequins, Gems ... Sparkle!

Good day, fellow crafters! It's challenge time over at Eclectic Ellapu and the Purple Team is in charge this week. Our hostess this week is Chris the theme is "Sequins, Gems ... Sparkle". Just think of the possibilities!

I made a card for our friend who was is now home from an extended stay in hospital following a hiking accident. We are all in agreement that when the weather is bad the best place to be is at home, preferably under the covers! Hopefully this Get Well / Thinking of You card will lift her spirits.

No patterned papers and keeping it simple  This lovely border from
Chocolate Baroque's Indian Textiles is taking centre stage. I don't have
any sequins so I'm going to town with gems in red, green and gold.

Here's a close-up of the textile border. I applied 3 rows of TH Distress Ink:
Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint. And then I stamped the border over
these row, this time with VersaFine Black Onyx. Then I adhered this panel to
the card base with some foam tape. To finish some sheer orange
ribbon tied in a bow. 

The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque's Words of Comfort and Cheer,
stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx.
On the inside I stamped another sentiment from Words of Comfort and Cheer
and a little border accent from Indian Textiles. I inked the edges with a little
TH Rusty Hinge.

I'm playing along with:

Make It Monday #180: AG
Word Art Wednesday #120: AG Encouraging or Uplifting
The Squirrel and The Fox #64: Something Spooled - ribbon 
Pile It On #8: Thinking of You
Amusing Challenge #5: AG, No Digi
Dynamic  Duo #91: Triple Treat Colours
Avenue 613 #60: AG Optional Twist: Use Your Country's Colours - Portugal: red, green, gold 

Now it's your turn to create a project using sequins, bling or sparkle. Link it up to the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog by midnight (GMT) on 1 March. I hope you have fun with this challenge.. I sure did!

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a blessed Sunday. (We're heading into the last week in February! Can you believe that?!)



  1. This is so beautiful Asha, I love the design and the sentiment
    Kevin xx

  2. This is beautiful and your friend will love it as it comes from the heart. I love the colours and gems

  3. Your card is beautiful and elegant Asha, you friend will love this card.

  4. Gorgeous card and colors Asha. Congrats on being first link... I saw this on MIM...Loz

  5. Beautiful card Asha. I spotted this on MIM. Faye

  6. A lovely card, great colours and details, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox,blessings Hilde

  7. Love those borders and that ribbon beaut card.
    Margaret M

  8. Clever combination of border images and love that sentiment .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  9. This is really cool, Asha. It's always such a blessing to have you share in our challenges, and I just wanted to stop by and say hi and thank you for playing along this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Your friend will love this, I love the colouring and sheer ribbon is gorgeous xx

  11. A beautiful creation sweetie. How awful for your friend I hope they are recovered to full health soon.


  12. Such a pretty color scheme! Saw you on MIN!

  13. Beautiful card, love the bright colours and fab design, thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create
    Alex x

  14. This is gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

  15. lovely idea with the stamps. Seen on MIM

  16. Stunning card Asha, beautiful design and detail, I saw your stunning creation at MIM.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  17. This is such an eye catching design! I was immediately attracted to it with its beautiful combination of colors and patterns. Love it, one of my favorites of your cards!

  18. Asha this is beautiful, stunning colours. Popped over from mim. Joey x

  19. Beautiful card with lots of colors! Saw you on MIM!

  20. What a gorgeous range of colors you selected - quite stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  21. That sentiment is absolutely gorgeous! It is so perfect. And I love the way you inked the borders - and that lovely sheer ribbon!

  22. The inky borders are wonderful. I really like that technique you used..
    Your card is stunning! The verse is perfect and the inside is so nice, as always!

  23. Oh my, such a work of art and love. The details of stitching, sponging, and the sheer ribbon are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with the Dynamic Duos this week! Awesome card!

  24. This is a terrific card on many levels Asha! Love the way you met the challenge and the sentiment is a great one to have on hand. Hugs, Lisa

  25. Marvelous card, Asha, and I love that gorgeous sheer ribbon!

  26. Saw your card on MIM love the colours and sentiment

  27. Hi, Asha! Just stopped by to let you know that your project will be featured on our Facebook Page tomorrow (1:00AM EST USA). Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create! Great design, beautifully executed!
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create

  28. This is such a lovely card, I love all the colours and little details.

    I had to come and take a closer look from MIM

  29. Beautiful and inspiring! I love the watercolor effect you have achieved! Thanks for sharing this, it's certain to cheer up your recovering friend and she's lucky to have such a talented and crafty friend like you! :) Hugs


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