09 January 2013

ALWAYS BE YOURSELF ...
{Guest Artist:  Ezine - Art with no Boundaries - Project 2}

Here is my second project as a Guest Artist for Art with no Boundaries' 2nd Edition of their Monthly Ezine.  

For this project I used this gorgeous Angel Face designed by the very talented Chris Stern.  The sentiment is one of the Big Tree Sentiments that comes in a set of three with the Striped Tree digi and you can purchase it here.  Once again, I felt that this specific sentiment compliments this Angel Face perfectly. The image was printed twice on white cardstock.  On one print her hair was coloured with H2O water colour pencils.  The coloured hair was then cut out and paper pieced onto the second printed image with foam tape.  Her dress was then coloured with H2O's on the second print.  The final coloured and paper pieced second print was then fussy cut and some faux stitching done around the edges.  Dry chalks were used to soften the face, neck as well as on the sentiment.

The card design is a centre step design, and my dedicated Followers will know that this is no surprise as it is my favourite card design.  

I used the  LiveLoveSingDance Background Digi also designed by Chris Stern and printed it on yellow BasicGrey design paper and used it as a background to the image as well as strips of it on the side panels of the card.  All the other design papers are also from BasicGrey.







Here is a tutorial for the paper folded flower embellishments:







So hop on over to Ezine - Art with No Boundaries for some creative inspiration.

Venturing over at the following challenges with this:

82 comments:

  1. fantastic creation and love that image! and great tutorial too!
    Kim x

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  2. Ahh Desire, another fantastic card and great tutorial from you...no wonder I love your blog...luv annie


    http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

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  3. Fabulous creation as always from you Desire, thank you for the tutorial also which I will play with for sure *smile* Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

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  4. Just lovely Desire - and a beautiful image.

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  5. Gorgeous creation Desire, those flowers are fabulous...thanks for the tutorial.
    Wendy xx

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  6. A very beautiful card Desire. love all the details on here. Simply gorgeous!

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  7. wow this is another stunning card. I really love how you have made the image 3d by popping up the hair! And of course more amazing handmade embellishments!!! Fabulous!!!

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  8. Another fab card, love the image and love her hair, great papers also, and another fab tutuorial, thanks again for joining in with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxxx

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  9. Lovely card and thank you for a great tutorial.

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  10. This is just all around beautiful!!! Love the card and quote!

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  11. beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial Desire.

    greetings karin

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  12. Beautiful, also thanks for the Tut. xxx

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  13. WOW Desire, eine wunderschöne Karte und diese Blume erst, WOW Fantastisch.
    Danke für die gut verständliche Anleitung.
    Liebe Grüße Carmen :)))

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  14. Oh my Desire, you really are busy today and what a fabulous image on this one.

    B x

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  15. Gorgeous project, Desire! A beautiful and very creative design!

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  16. Gorgeous project, Desire! A beautiful and very creative design!

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  17. Oh My Desire, I love this card!!! The image is striking and the design is spectacular. Seriously, I can't use enough adjectives to describe how pretty this card is. A winner for sure. ;)
    Hugs

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  18. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

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  19. Beautiful project, Desire! Thanks for the great tutorial. So wonderful to have you on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  20. Hi Desire - this is a gorgeous card. I love the art deco style image (which you've coloured beautifully) and the embellishments just fit the style perfectly. Thanks for the tutorial - just need to get an oval punch! Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

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  21. Beautiful card Desire, such a pretty image and the flowers look a-mazing...your little tuts are fab :) Donna ♥ x

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  22. Fabulous creation Desire. Love the patterns together and thanks for the great tutorial. hugs, Pat K x

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  23. Hey ! The image is very beautiful and thanks for tutorial !

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  24. Beautiful card! I really love the image and the folded flowers with the bling. They almost look like fans. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  25. OH Desire, this is absolutely beautiful. Beyond beautiful. I love it...your coloring is masterful! Thank you so much for the tutorial on your embellishments...I have so wanted to make some like you do. Oh, and thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my makes, you make my day very often.
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  26. Lovely project and great colors! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  27. Another beauty Desire, I like the gorgeous image and the fab fanned corners,Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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  28. A work of art!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  29. WOW! Super stunning work, Desire. I adore it! Love every detail. Thank you for the tutorial as well. I will have to try these pretty folds one day.
    Michaela xx

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  30. Really beautiful, I love the colours and the image gorgeous, fab backing papers too
    Lindsay xx

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  31. Awesome Desire!! Gorgeous colour combination and beautiful image. Thank you for the tutorial it is fabulous.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  32. This is beautiful! I appreciate the tutorial. I may just have to use this. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can! Hugs, Robin

    PS I'm sorry but you have entered too many challenges to be eligible for ours. There is still plenty of time. I hope you come back to enter again.

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  33. This is stunning and love the image you used. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

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  34. Fabulous creation. Thank you for playing along this week at “Creative Creations”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

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  35. Hallo Desire,
    du bist eine echte Kartenkönigin.
    So ein wundervolles Werk hast du wieder kreiert, einfach klasse.
    Danke auch für die tolle Anleitung.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

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  36. The coloring of the hair is AMAZING! And another fabulous picture tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven for a THIRD time! :)

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  37. Stunning card, awesome image and great tutorial too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. X

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  38. Fab card and great colours chosen. Jeanette

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  39. Such an awesome and unique creation! Totally fabulous!

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  40. ohhh I'm back with a DT hat on! This card is soooo stunning. Great job.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  41. Fabulous card and thanks so much for the flower tutorial, I love how they look on your cards!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  42. OMG, this is so lovely, another beauty. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  43. Great card Desire, can not wait to tey and make your Flowers. Thanks for joining us for Vickies Chalenge at Lady Anne's.

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  44. Love the embellies that you make so well, Thanks for the detailed instructions, will have to give them a try. hugs, Ursula

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  45. Love this card and love your embellishments. Gorgeous as always Desire!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  46. This is gorgeous Desire. I love the colours. You are a very talented lady. Thanks for the tut.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  47. This is another fabulous card Desire, such a gorgeous image. Thank you for the flower tutorial.
    Pauline
    x

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  48. Stunning creation, love the image, colours and cute folded flowers. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

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  49. Gorgeous card. ... Really love the folded flower x
    Thanks for joining in the crafty mess challenge

    Tina xxx

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  50. Stunning x thanks for joining in at Crafty Mess xx

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  51. Thanks a lot for your lovely comment on my blog. So I hopped over to your and became a follower. I love your folds and the tutorials.Hugs Marja

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  52. What a fabulously creative card! I'm amazed!!
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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  53. Hi again, Desire! Thanks for sharing this stunning card and fabulous technique. We're always SO blessed to have you play along in our challenges and share your talents. Have a great week, and come back soon. I LOVE seeing your sweet cretions!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  54. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

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  55. Oh I love her hair, FABULOUS!!~

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  56. Just a stunning card, great art! Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

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  57. stunning thanks for the tutorial!!!
    thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  58. What a fantastic card, love how you made your flowers and the added bling sets it off beautifully.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (Craftymess DT)

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  59. Wonderful Desire....love how you have done her hair and your terrific embellishing. Happy New Year to you and your family. Slowly catching up on blogs since packing Christmas away.

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  60. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  61. very special image on that beautiful card. and again a wonderful tutorial, well explained, thanks so much!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  62. Pragtige kaartjies Desire....great tutorial.

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  63. Oh she is beautiful Desire! I love how you've layered her hair! Awesome details and folded flowers!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  64. I really must try again with a centre step - you've made this look effortless. Last time I made one it looked well .... rubbish!

    Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown!

    Hugs

    Julie

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  65. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan
    xx

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  66. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
    Cathy xx

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  67. Oh this is beautiful Desire love everything about it and thanks for the tut going to have a go at those
    Bettyxxx

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  68. Wow!! This is incredibly beautiful!! I never realized that muted colours could have such an impact! Thanks for the tutorial for folding...I must try that!
    Hugz,
    Sheree

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  69. Just a note, Congrats on your challenge wins and this card is amazingly beautiful.
    Hugs

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  70. Beautiful card - love the
    colouring! Thanks for a great
    tutorial too. Thank you for
    joining us at Lady Anne's
    Challenges (Nana Vic's).

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  71. Beautiful colors and layout. Love your tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

    Kim

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  72. Jy weet NET hoe! nog 'n prag stuk!

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  73. Gorgeous! great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs.
    Evie

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  74. Desire,
    What a work of art. It takes time to put together a masterpiece and it's obvious that is what you have done. Thank you for the tutorial.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

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  75. This is beautiful! I love the colors and your design. You do these step cards so beautifully. Thank you for showing us how to make these folded flowers. I love them!

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  76. This is gorgeous the design and colours are fabulous. thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

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  77. G'day Desire, firstly thank you for the step by step on how to create the stunning little folded embellishments. They looks fabulous on your card and I like the added bling on them.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic)We hope to see you there next time. *Hugs*

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  78. What a cool card! So exotic!! And I love your fan embellishment!!!

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  79. excellent card and design!!!!
    thanks for the tutorial!!!!
    tfs:)

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  80. Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing the instructions for your embellishments!

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  81. What a very thoughtful card - beautiful. Thanks for the flower tutorial.

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Desire