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18 April 2014

HOPE {Art by Miran} Challenge 4

{Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 4}

Art by Miran is launching their 4th challenge today. All their challenges will be ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their fourth challenge.

Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, as I also have a showcase project with an Art by Miran design over there.

I have used this beautiful SPRING BLUSHES image created by the talented Mi Ran.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.   You can purchase SPRING BLUSHES  here

I stuck to my favourite centre step design.  The image has been coloured with Derwent H2O water colour pencils and Copics. The brads and bling are from my stash. The design papers are from BoBunny.  The sentiment has been coloured with dry chalks and is from Paulette {Create with TLC}. The folded embellishments (see TUTORIAL further down) has been created with a shape from the T69 {Doing Life} template which can be purchased here:
 
... and here is the tutorial for the folded embellishments (you can use any similar shape, I have used a 4cm and 5cm wide shape, respectively on this card):

Step 1
Fold shape in half both directions. 

 Step 2
Press two opposite sides inwards.



  
Step 3
Fold top layer onto bottom layer. Then fold the top flap up and backwards.

Step 4
Assemble four folded pieces as follows:




 Attach a brad to the centre of the folded shape.
                                                               

It would be great if you give this a go and let me know how how did xxx

I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
    Just Keep on Creating: ATG
    · WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with uplifting sentiment
    ABC Challenge - ATG
    · Craftitude -ATG or Easter or Spring (3/3)



    Thanks again for your lovely visits here.
    Creative Hugs

    77 comments:

    Dawn Lancaster said...

    Ooooh Desire, this is just gorgeous & thans so much for the little tutorial! I will try to give this a go soon!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

    Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

    Stunning
    have a lovely Easter weekend
    hugs Tamara

    Maryann Laursen said...

    A really awesome card here, so beautiful, and thanks soo much for the great tut for the embellisments too. Hope you´re having a very Happy Easter with your family now sweet friend.

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    so very beautiful and sweet Desire.

    gr karin

    Heidi said...

    Gorgeous!
    And thank you for the tutorial:)
    Happy Easter, hugs:)

    McCrafty's Cards said...

    This is so gorgeous Desire, I love it! Happy Easter
    Kevin xx

    Hannelie said...

    Pragtige vouwerk en perfekte detail Desire!

    aussie aNNie said...

    Adorable card, image, flowers and just the whole card...you really are a genius. xxx

    Donna Ellis said...

    this is darling, Desire! I so admire your ability to fold such tiny pieces of paper! The colors look fabulous! hugs, de

    JenniferD said...

    AMAZING Card! Wow what a Great Tutorial. Hope you have a Lovely Easter and you are good for the Bunny!

    reneabouquets said...

    Oh you have used a quote from one of my favorite poems and then scrapped it so gorgeously~love!!

    Benzi said...

    Fabulous card and a wonderful sentiment. Super tutorial. Thanks!

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Beautiful Desire. I am going to give this embellishment a try. They always look stunning on your projects and I always admire them. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

    Pat said...

    Wow! Gorgeous card-love your coloring! And thanks for the tutorial-I'll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

    KT Fit Kitty said...

    This is beautiful! I really like how you put the sentiment vertically - very eye-catching! Your homemade flowers are beautiful - thank you for the tutorial. One of these days I am going to make some of your flowers! I keep saying that, but I need to *do* it LOL! Have a good day!

    Lisa said...

    Oh wow, this is stunning!! What a sweet image!! The folded embellishments look amazing!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    Emz said...

    Fab card i will have to try out the folded embellishments, thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge for our 'J is for just as you like' challenge xx

    1CardCreator said...

    Now this one is just sheer beauty! Love how you colored her in and so pretty with your folded embellishments too! ~Diane

    Linda Simpson said...

    This is gorgeous Desire, love the image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

    Penny said...

    Just adorable! Fab color palette & design! Love the image, and the way you dotted her bg! Goes beautifully with the fun embellies you made! Wonderful sentiment, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

    Helena (Gvendalen) said...

    Gorgeous card! thanks so much for the tutorial. Happy Easter!
    hugs, Helena

    Elaine said...

    Fantastic card, great tutorial will have to give it a go x

    Sandra H said...

    Absolutely stunning and thank you for sharing this x

    Donna Mosley said...

    Gorgeous card Desire, love the image and beautiful design.

    Donna x

    cotnob said...

    This is a beautiful card Desire, such a gorgeous image and brilliant design.
    Pauline
    x

    Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

    Beautiful card and very attractive colors. Your flower fold is so gorgeous Desire.
    Hugs,
    Asmah

    Wendy said...

    Absolutely gorgeous Desire, love the sweet image and fabulous design.
    Wendy xx

    Linda Palmer said...

    Beautiful card Desire, love the colors and the image. Beautiful coloring and design.

    Carole Z said...

    Hi Desire, this is gorgeous & a beautiful quote too.. Thanks for the tutorial & I love that cutie in the photo! Happy Easter, Carole Z xx

    Ina said...

    WOW Desire this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the whole layout and thanks for showing us in such detail on how you made your folded embellies. Love it.

    Pumpy said...

    Lovely card and the sentiment also. xxx

    Donna said...

    Stunning card Desire, love the bold design and gorgeous image...your detail is amazing and its so clever the way you create your folded flowers...brilliant tut, thank you for sharing :) Donna ♥ x

    Camille Short said...

    Very Sweet . The folded embellishments are a great idea!

    Stephanie said...

    Beautiful card! Love the image and coloring. I will definitely try your tutorial...such a neat idea. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. Now following your wonderful creations.

    Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

    Amazing work ,I love the folds
    Happy Easter Desire
    Hugs Susan xx

    crafty-stamper said...

    you do step cards so beautifully-love the image and beautiful sentiment,love the papers and thanks for the tutorial
    carol x

    Denise Goeldner said...

    Lovely card, great tutorial thanks for sharing. Alos love your pic at the end too, I wish you & your family a Happy Easter xx
    ~ Denise ~
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

    Joey said...

    FANTASTIC make Desire, this is fabulous. Joey x

    Meihsia Liu said...

    Wow... this is such a gorgeous card, Desire. All the embellishments are fabulous. Love the cute girl image, too. Wonderful! :)

    Shelly Schmidt said...

    Love stopping by- love all of the wonderful details on your cards- and thanks so much for the picture tutorial!

    downrightcrafty said...

    beautiful and a lovely tutorial to try thank you and have a lovely weekend
    hugs Kate xx

    Michele said...

    the card is so charming. the embellishments are amazing! xo

    Marianne said...

    LOvely card and happy easter.
    Hugs, Marianne

    Sue said...

    This is really stunning! beautiful card..huggles Sue xx

    Glenda Atkins said...

    Gorgeous Desire, great colour and colouring!Love the embellishing, thanks for the tutorial!
    hugs
    Glenda

    Debbie said...

    Absolutely gorgeous card dearie.Love the paper folding too.Beautiful.Love your card.Hugs Debbie x

    lorby said...

    You always put together the best color combinations. I love this. Those embellishments are so neat! I'm glad you included the tutorial.

    Donna said...

    This is such a fabulous card, I so love all those colours together. Thanks so much for the tutorial as well. Will have to have a go! I would also like to thank you for following me and leaving such a lovely message. I'm now following you too!
    Hugs Donna xx

    Kirsty Vittetoe said...

    Your card is just Gorgeous Desire.... so fun and pretty ....love the gorgeous folded flowers.

    Carol L said...

    What an amazing card with a precious image! I just love those big eyes! thanks for the tutorial too - those embellishments are so unique and fun!

    Alrik Gerlach said...

    The card is soooo cute.

    Monika Reeck said...

    Cute Image Desire and love how you create the flower...lovely card as always dear and love the tiny red flower under your card and thanks for the tutorial of the flowers...you are AMAZING at making paper flowers...wish one day I can touch your lovely card...see you soon on my Blog dear...hugs

    scrapbookertink said...

    Gorgeous design, love your colouring x

    debby4000 said...

    Oh what an adorable, gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

    Andrea, said...

    Beautiful card Desiree and i love the embellishments I will have a go at making them soon

    suzARTe said...

    This is just such a lovely card Desire, I love the main image and the gorgeous handmade flowers, thanks so much for sharing the instructions.
    Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)

    Rebecca Bradshaw said...

    What a pretty image and so beautifully coloured! Your handmade embellishments look stunning again and I love the gems you've put on the sentiment!
    Rebecca.

    Lisa S. said...

    She's so cute and love her little outfit. :) The fancy folds are awesome too Desire. Hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday. xx

    Jo Ann said...

    Aww, loving the yellow and red combo you used here. It is so beautifully well-balance and always love the many ways you make your paper embellishments. It's awesome! We are so grateful you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Proverbs 16:3 which says, "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." With lots of blessings!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

    Lena's Creations said...

    Beautiful card. I love the layout and the super sweet image. Thank you for the tutorial of your embelly. Looks fun to make, I will have to give it a try soon.
    Lena
    xxx
    Lena’s Creations

    Anne said...

    Wow, such great folded embellishments. Love the flower die, great sentiment and beautiful image. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

    Jacqui Robinson said...

    Wow wow wow what a card i'm definitely gonna try that embellishment thanks for stopping by Craftitude. Jacqui

    Faye Wynn-Jones said...

    Beautiful, beautiful work x

    Eulanda said...

    Wow you are incredibly creative!! Those little oragami pieces are really cool!! Great card! Hugs!!

    Mrs A. said...

    Another gorgeous centre step card. You must be able to cut these out in your sleep now as they are always so perfect. Off to have a look at the new challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

    Asha said...

    FAB tut, Desíre! And the image s just gorgeous ... beautifully coloured too! Have a lovely weekend!
    hugs, Asha

    Tracy said...

    Amazing card and fantastic tutorial. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

    Betty Wright said...

    Great tutorial on the folded accents. These are amazing and add so much texture and dimension! Great card and design, Desire!

    wannabcre8tive said...

    A Fab card and I like those embellishments. Looks cool.

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    What fun self made embellishments!

    Janice said...

    What a beauty and those embellishments are fantastic - thanks for showing us how to make them, Jx

    Denise van Deventer said...

    How cute and gorgeous is this card! Your little folded flowers are amazing, even the newer posts flowers are amazing! Very clever and great way to save some pennies! ;-)

    nwilliams6 said...

    Sweet image and sentiment. Great embellishment too. Fun and sweet. Hugz!

    Granmargaret said...

    Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

    Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

    You're brilliant. That is all I've got to say about it.

    Thanks for a fabulous tutorial and especially for adding some instructions. I've copied it for later use.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

    Lola said...

    She is adorable. Your little "flowers" really are so neat! Thanks for the step by step.

    Angelique said...

    Great card, love the papers.
    Thank you so much for another tutorial, might have to get me a die like that.

    Huggsss, Angelique