Friday, June 29, 2007

Beady Eyed

It's dare day again, and I think it's caught us napping!

No doubt more cards will appear as time goes on though!

It's Saffa's turn to dare us this week and she's chose one of my favourite card-making embellishments - beads! All we had to do was incorporate aome sort of beads into our designs. Huge sigh of relief, some of the recent dares have been much harder for me.

I have a few commissioned cards to make, and I decided to use one of them for this dare - it's not needed till the end of July, so it's a bit of a novelty for me to have it done already!

I made the heart from a thickish wire, wove some finer wire randomly around and through it, then added a variety of gold, silver, white and clear beads of different shpaes and sizes on another piece of the fine wire and wound it through the heart.
I'd planned to add bead strings to the bottom of the heart, and a feature bead in the centre loop but in the end I decided it would look better without. any extras.

The paper is by Imaginisce and is just so gorgeous, I used 2 from the "Now and Forever" range here.
Gold Stardream and the dark brown borders are from pda
Wide, satina nd organza ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

We're really lucky to have the Manicstamper herself; aka Sheila joining us as Guest designer for a couple of weeks. I don't know anyone who doesn't admire Sheila's work, and the way she is so willing to pass on her expertise to everyone. It's fab to have her on the team.

Looking forward to seeing your cards for this beady challenge, don't forget we love to see what you come up with every week.

The Team's cards are on the DCM blog, and all the ins and outs will be appearing on our personal blogs so don't forget to go along and check them out.


Lythan said...

Oooh that heart is so fabulous. I am in total awe Kathy!

mum on the run said...

Great card Kathy, your beadwork is gorgeous!

Jo said...

The heart is just so yummy - I really hate beads - never know what to do with them and you make them look amazing!

Jo xx

Rein said...

wonderful card, love the heart!

Jules said...

I've just stumbled across your blog whilst on the hunt for fellow cardmakers. That card stopped me in my tracks, it is stunning!

I have added you to my favourites so I can pop by again soon. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations.

Jules x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Gorgeous as always Kathy!

manicstamper said...

Oh my life that heart is just so fab....I could never make anything like that with wire....well not without doing myself some serious damage.....if you'd ever seen me with a reel of wire you would know what I mean.
Your cards are always so classy Kathy.

Sarah said...

Very clever Kathy, that is a lovely card!

Keryn Campbell said...

Fantastic card Kathy. It uses the two things that I really never use, beads and wire.

stamp and scrape said...

The beaded heart is fabulous - waht an elegant card!

jennalee said...

love your beaded card. The heart is beautiful.

Angelnorth said...

I always love your beaded embellies Kathy and this one's no exception! I love the chocolate brown ribbon too - unusual for a wedding card but it looks rich and opulent which is just right, I think!

Are there any typos today? :D

Paula said...

Love the colour of this goes so well with the papers.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

VERY the how its a bit random and free hand with the wrapped wire.

Penny said...

Beautiful! I could never do that with wire - you have made such a stunning card!