Sunday, 23 September 2007

DCM / Di Hickman - Charity Begins at Home

Gillian over at the Daring Cardmakers
has dared us to do a bit of Charity shopping this week.
I DARE you to visit your local Charity Shop & make someone else's

TRASH your STASH!

.........and make a GORGEOUS card from what you find.You'll be amazed at the special little treasures you'll find if you only take the time to look with CREATIVE EYES

On Friday I showed you the bits I picked up at my local charity shop…….. the Black lace t-shirt, necklace and broach.

I decided to use another of Di Hickman’s sketches.
for my card.



The fan was part cut on Roberta (Robo), part by hand and I’ve used a direct to paper technique with Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink to colour the pieces.

When that was dry I stamped and embossed a leaf pattern in Gold and then inked around all the edges with a Gold marker.

I glued a panel of Black lace behind each piece and then dismantled the necklace and broach to make the tassel.

The card was stamped with a border stamp from the Stick ‘n’ Stamp, Geisha set, a fern tapestry stamp and I’ve added some of the small Black beads from the necklace.

The greeting was stamped with an alphabet set called LineDot, which came with a Scrap Goods kit.

18 comments:

Paula said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you used the lace for teh fan & the brooch to hold the pieces together very stylish.

Saffa said...

OOh this is lovely!!


xxSaffa

Gillian :O) said...

Oh Sue, it's Beautiful!
I love the 'spanish' feel it has, and black lace..oh my favourite!
So creative and clever! love it!

Andrea said...

Lovely card, great idea to cut the T shirt up

Lythan said...

that is such an innovative use of the t shirt. I think the card is just luscious!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

What a wonderful idea! Love it!

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the lacy tshirt on the fan, just perfect. Rhi x

Deb said...

Lovely card Sue, your fan is great and love the hanging bits from the jewellery, you did well with your charity shop haul! I never thought they would be such a great place for stash shopping!

Kathy said...

Sue, this is just so clever - what fab use you've made of all the bits you've bought. Great card

sonic said...

It's a beautiful card !! Bravo

Pat said...

Great take on the sketch, I love the lace!

Leigh said...

fabulous card.

EllePiggo said...

Great idea and fab card.:)

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Oooo I really love this card.

Sarah said...

That is a gorgeous card!

Di Hickman said...

gorgeous! love the fan! TFS!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Well done on the double dare!

Shirley said...

Very creative and beautiful card!