Saturday, 1 March 2014

Today the sun shone

It's time for the second challenge at The East Wind. 
- The theme is: "Use a digi". 
- Deadline: March 1st Midnight EST ~ March 10th 11:55PM EST

Simple Rules

- Only new creations. No backlinking. 
- As much as we love to see TheEastWind images used, any other images are also welcome! But to make it extra special for using a TheEastWind image, you can enter twice.  So one entry with your post and the next one with your blog itself so we have you twice for the random draw.

- You can enter 3 times if you are not using TheEastWind image but if you are using one you can enter as many times as you want.

- The winner will be chosen randomly. The favorites will be picked by each designer! Winner+Designers picks will be announced on 13th (6am EST) March on the East Wind blog.

Big Thanks to Prize Sponsor Etchythings


*Winner will get 'Lucy Loo Spirit of Rose' Rubber Stamp by Etchythings + 3 digital stamps. 

*Each Designer's favorites: 1 digi + 30% coupon code (30 days)

Here's my card for the challenge. I have used the monthly Aurora freebie. Sign up for the news-letter at the East Wind and get your freebie too. 

I have made the background out of some newspaper sheets (and not ordinary paper) which I have painted with purple, silver, golden and white acrylic paint. I have done so before (here for example) and I like the result. The difference between painting on ordinary paper sheet and newspaper sheets is mostly the power of absorption. I also think you can get some really interesting and unique patterns by painting on cut-outs of newspaper/magazines, for example like the bigger circle to the right. Here's another example.

The crumbled golden circle comes from the sealing of a wine bottle. Hehe.

The yellow and floral border comes from this 24 sheets multipurpose vintage paper deco stickers set. 

Ps. I have submitted this card to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge: Spring is coming (although it's snowing in Sweden :( )


  1. I love it!!! Aurroa is so pretty and the colors you used are just amazing. love the gold I need to go get this one.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #127 girl or lady image challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  2. What a fabulous effect you have created on this card - just stunning!! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. Great techniques being used here and making such effective backgrounds too. Love the wine bottle seal! A wonderfully creative project. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge to "use a freebie". Just a reminder that if you are not already a follower you will not be eligible for any prize.

  4. So cute!
    Love the card!
    Thanks for joining Scrappy Hands challenge :-)

  5. A very beautiful card, great image, lovely colours, really like the gold, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  6. Just a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at TSM challengee.

  7. A beautiful creation and perfect for our Spring theme Wiola.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  8. This is gorgeous! Love the gold embellishment and the background is stunning!

    Thank you for playing with us at Ruby's Rainbow

  9. Such a pretty card, I love the image! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Spring is Coming challenge x

  10. Love the wonderful technique that you created
    Adorable card
    Thanks for joining us On the scrappy hands challenge

  11. Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši" this week with your cute card :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  12. Such a pretty card
    Thanks for joining Scrappy Hands challenge!!


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