06 April, 2016

Purple swirls

I must admit, I totally messed it up this time. With my last exam preparations going on, April's "ATG" Fadengrafik Challenge slipped out of my mind completely. Ooops!
To catch up on it and still not waste too much pre-exam time, I used one of the puzzled pieces I've created more than a year ago. I've already tried to use it in different ways, but I never seemed to be satisfied with the result. As much as I like those decorated swirls, they didn't match anything.
Until I found this green and purple spring-ish background paper - suddenly, everything made sense. With the rich swirls and the colourful background, I even decided not to add anything else to my card as I didn't consider it necessary. 
A little contribution to the April collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
Now it's up to you - play along by entering up to 3 projects at the Fadengrafik Challenge til May 1st. There's no given theme this month, except of course Fadengrafik ;) 

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- basteltraum: nature/garden
- chocolate coffee cards: spring is in the air
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- craft calendar: ATG
- crafty sentiments: lace and/or pearls
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- creative fingers: ATG
- deep ocean: spring is in the air
- fairytale challengeblog: spring cards
- fussy and fancy: pastel colours
- inspiration destination:ATG
- ooh la la: feathered friends
- scrapping4fun: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- that craft place: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Gorgeous card love your image and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. This card is beautiful! I love the bird and flowers in the background. The little pearls were a great touch too!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Alessandra - DT
    My Artventures {My Blog}

  3. Beautiful stitch work, you captured spring perfectly on your gorgeous card...I love everything about this! Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD, hope you'll join us for more of our weekly Anything Goes challenges.
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  4. That´s a wonderful card!
    I like the colours so much.
    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Fairytale-Challenge.
    Ilse (thera)

  5. really gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  6. Very sweet Project. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun

    Scrapping 4 Fun

  7. Very sweet Project. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun

    Scrapping 4 Fun

  8. Very pretty...beautiful colors too...thank you for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards for our 'Spring Is In The Air challenge!
    Diane CC&C DT

  9. Stunning stitch work, it matches up with the beautiful paper you used. Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
    Hugs, Katie

  10. Wow, really gorgeous. Love the colour scheme. Beautiful designer paper and the paper embroidery is fabulous.
    Thank for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  11. Wow what a stunning lovely card. I love the colors and layout. The pearls and embroidery is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

  12. What a fantastic card you made :-))
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Andreja

  13. So beautiful swirls!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  14. I love this, your lovely panel matches the background perfectly and it really does conjour up a spring time feel. Thank you for sharing with us, for our 'Feathered Friends' Challenge at Ooh La La Creations.
    Alli xx

  15. Beautiful card lovely pictures
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  16. Nice Card.Thank you for joining us at Creative fingers challenge.

    Shamita DT

  17. Oh, what for a great card, made with a lot of love :) Thanks for sharing by bastel-traum... Hope we can see you again with a new inspiration :) Hugs Ute