Monday 19 March 2012

Level Up

It's Monday, that means a new challenge over at Smudgy Antics, the challenge site of Smeared Ink and the Smeared and Smudged Forum.
This week's challenge theme is "LEVEL UP". We want to see layers and more layers in your projects. Show us how you level up! Get creative and don't be afraid to think outside of the box. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Layers is what I used in my project - lots of them!! I've just counted them and there's 13 here.
I know - a cute card isn't my norm but this image just screamed cute at me, and I needed a card for a child. Two birds with one stone :-)

A twisted pyramage of this doll image from the Stitchy Situation set. That's 6 layers on the image alone.
The image was coloured with promarkers then scanned and this printed out 6 times. Cut out using scalloped square nesties. cutting round his top knot and slotted the die so this wouldn't get severed and ink distressed whilst in the die. Layered up and attached to an oval shape die cut.
Then following this month's sketchy challenge on the forum, continued to add yet more layers.
The papers are all from a kit from DuckPond Crafts. All stitched together in theme with the image itself. The twine was machine couched and buttons, all from stash were sewn on.

A card suitable for a child

Your turn folks to show us your layers. Don't forget to visit the blogs of my awesome fellow DT to see their fantabulous work and leave some love.

I am entering this card into a couple of challenges
Card Cupids - Cards for Boys
Catered Crop - Stitching
Card Makin Mamas - Buttons


  1. Love this image and you have done a FAB job with the twisted pyramidal :)

  2. wow that are a lot layers, love the image and all the stiching you did, great card

  3. We're so glad you entered Card Cupids' March Challenge, Boy's Birthday--your card is so cute--love your funny image.

    We hope you'll consider donating one of your creations to Card Cupids. We will send it to a little boy celebrating his birthday at the temporary homeless shelter we support.

    Thank you again for entering.

    Card Cupids Design Team Member

  4. Dang, girl! You don't play around! When you use layers, you REALLY use layers! Cool technique! I love the side view that shows just how many layers you've added as well as the extra dimension with your stitching and embellishments. Stitchy looks great with his button eyes :)

  5. Sooo clever - I totally love this. Great what you did with the Stitchy and the colour scheme is amazing :-) xxxxx

  6. This is awesome! So many layers :D

  7. wowzers Helen! look at the details..the sewing stitches....the layers and he is so your get a big puuurrrfect from this kitty.

    susan s.