Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meljen's Challenge #199.

Good morning everyone! Today I'm going to post for Meljens Challenge, but I'm also asking for prayers. Kevin's nephew, Kyle Coleman, has gone missing in the Mt. Isa area in Australia. He has been missing since 6 am on February 22nd. They have been doing extensive searches for him. And yet... there is no sign of him. He was said to have been leaving Soldiers Hill at 6 am on Saturday on his way home to Parkside only 3 km away. Please say a prayer for him, his mother and father, siblings and all his family and friends.

Today is Challenge #199 at Meljen's!! This week is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch:

And here is what I came up using the sketch:

For this card I used two images from Meljens Designs. I used the new Cool Snowboarder as well as Twin Star String. I printed each several times for different reasons LOL I used a lot of the stars around the card and for the Cool Snowboarder, guess what I did? LOL I decoupaged the image. I colored the images with my Copic Markers. I used a Spellbinders circle die for the circle. I used a die for small circles which I cut out the inside of to make the Olympic Rings. I added different colors of glitter to each of those to make those rings sparkle. I'm pretty sure the paper was Pebbles Inc., but I'm not 100% sure. I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and I stitched the top rectangle layer. I added the snow corner die cut that I cut on vellum. I was trying to add a little something winter. I typed the sentiment. The Twin Stars String was cut from several prints and used on both the front and the inside of the card. I also added some diamond glaze to the goggles to give it a little bit of shine like glass.

  • Cool Snowboarder Blue: B21, B23, B18
  • Cool Snowboarder Red: R35, R27, R56
  • Cool Snowboarder Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11
  • Cool Snowboarder Hair: E42, E44, E47, E59
  • Twin Star String Yellow: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24



Desire Fourie said...

A stunning tribute to the winter olympics. Love the dimension on the image.
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loz said...

Gorgeous card and image Susan. Visited from MIM..Loz

Lisa :) said...

This is AMAZING!!! Love the Olympic spirit, I'm so sad the games are over! Saw you on MIM!

Connie said...

Thanx for joining us at Storyteller
We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!
Hugs Connie

Elaine Stark said...

A brill card, full of action. Great stitching. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Cynthia said...

Thinking of you during this difficult time, Susan. I hope this young man is found quickly. Your card is fabulous! Gorgeous coloring of the new image and a fabulous tribute to the recent Olympic event. said...

Gorgeous card Susan love the image and layout. Hope Kyle is found soon. Love Alison xx

Mema's Crafts said...

Absolutely stunning and what a tribute to the Olympics. There was a lot detail put into this card and the results are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us at Mema's Crafts. Come again real soon.

Sandy said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's nephew. I hope he is found.
Your card is wonderful, great image and fab layout.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Unknown said...

Such a fun card, love the dimension. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Card Makin Mamas, good luck with the challenge. Suzanne DT

Sandra said...

Fabulous card and a great take on the sketch, Love the layering of the images!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Sara S. said...

This is amazing. Love the way you added the dimension, love the combo of images. Great work! Thanks for dropping this off at 613 Avenue Create!

Unknown said...

Super Cool card Susan!!! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

My Creative Therapy said...

Wow Susan thanks for using the Twist this week! How perfect! Love the image and Mel :) Beautiful coloring and awesome job on the Olympic rings! Great dimension and attention to detail! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Annette said...

Fab card, Love the layered image and the stitching.
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Unknown said...

Great card
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

Unknown said...

fab cool card and real effective, love the glitter rings, thanks for joining us over in divas by designs x