18 November, 2022

DIY card

Just a quick post from me today to introduce the newest challenge over at the Alphabet challengeblog. We're getting closer to the tricky letters of the alphabet, but don't worry - Q is an easy one with a "Quilt" theme. I didn't know what to create since I don't have any stencils or dies, and I didn't want to do any cutting by hand. In the end, I remembered I had some sort of quilt-papers in my stash. I opted for a sheet with hexagons in an autumn-ish colour scheme with different patterns and blooms, cut it to the right size and placed it onto a kraft card.
Then, I began to think about something that would go with the colourful background. I had an extra print of the Mirtillamente mushroom house still on my desk, and even though I didn't plan to use the digi that I've just shown in another project, I think it fits well with the current season. 
However, I decided to leave it blank for different reasons. For one, I simply didn't have much time left since I've been in and out of hospital again, and only began to prepare my card shortly before the due date. Colouring would take a while, and since I have other things going on, too, I felt like I wouldn't make it. Other than that, I always wanted to create some kind of DIY card, a card with a blank digi as a centerpiece. I had the scenario in my mind of finishing the card with everything from papers and embellishments, and just leave it to the recipient to colour the main motif - or leave it blank if they prefer so. 
And since the card was pretty colourful thanks to the quilt background, I added a piece of yellow cardboard to frame the image. After that, I added a couple of wooden leaves from my stash. What do you think of a DIY card, is it something you'd consider giving away? Or does it look like an unfinished project? Could this kind of deliberate emptiness be useful in background patterns that are super vibrant which sometimes makes it difficult to find the right colours for the digi? Or is the purpose of an image to always be coloured, no matter what? I'd love to hear your feedback on this as I've never created anything like that and I'm not sure yet how to feel about it. 



  1. Nice work. thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you again.
    Ine DT
    owner: http://mixedmedialovers.blogspot.com

  2. Auch diese Karte gefällt mir gut, zumal sie im Zentrum sehr schlicht, ohne Farbe gehalten ist.
    Danke, dass Du bei uns Nachteulen wieder dabei bist. Ich hoffe, dass der Gewinn sich auf den Weg zu Dir macht. Ich drücke Dir die Daumen dafür.
    LG Flo

  3. Wonderful and adorable! I love the background and the mushroom so much.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge and Nachteulen. Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  4. Very pretty..
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Great card. Love how it worked it to let the image blank. Thank you for joining us at the Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge. Good luck with your entry.

    Hugs Renske, Pennys's DT

  6. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  7. Added your fab card (great idea to allow the recipient to colour the image) to our blog now :)

    Hugz Tinz

  8. A super card.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  9. Clever idea - it looks really good with the back & white image. Sorry to read you've been in hospital - hope you're making a good recovery xx

  10. I love this, Cheiro. You're such a talented artist and your design is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday and please stop by again soon. I'm always so very grateful for your participation.
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Great project. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Wendy DT

  12. Very nice project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!

  13. Brilliant card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Classic Design Challenge Janet DT