27 January, 2023


I'm a bit late to introduce the latest Alphabet challenge this time, so I'll get straight to the point: our theme for the letter V is vellum. I'm not usually working with vellum/parchment paper, so I thought it would be quite a challenge for me to create comething that should inspire you to play along in our alphabet wheel. However, I found a beautiful sheet of vellum I bought recently: a piece embellished with mandala-like patterns, which fits perfectly for a quick & easy "just because" card. 
You might be familiar with the motif as I'v eused it before, cutting it from a leaflet I received during rehabilitation. Since I liked it so much initially, I made sure to collect a few of the leaflets in which I found it so that I'll be able to use it in different projects. This time, for example, I decided to pay more attention to the surroundings. I picked a kraft card base which would make the vellum background stand out nicely. Then, I cut the meditating figurine to the right size, placing it onto a piece of light blue cardboard. After that, I placed it in the middle of my card. Then, I added a couple of shimmering star stickers to where rainbow ornaments of the image are. 
To make the image appear bigger, I then added the words "breathe in" and "breathe out" which I've created by using golden stickers (I didn't want to run the printer for just two words, and I need to reduce my sticker stash anyway). I think they aling nicely with the shimmering stars, especially when the light falls onto the card under a certain angle.
Once that was done, I took two little pieces of blue cardboard from my stash of paper snippets, and placed them in the upper resp. lower corner of my card. On the one hand, this gave me the opportunity to enlarge the main motif, but most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to place a bit of adhesive behind said strips. One of the things I dislike about vellum is the fact that every kind of glue will shine through, but placing something on top of the vellum sheet turned out to be a handy solution for the problem.
Anyway, I hope you like my little creation, and I'm looking forward to seeing your vellum-inspired projects in our link-up soon.

krafty chicks: all occasions
crafty calendar: add a sentiment
crafty catz: ATG
creative crafty uncles: happy birthday
creative inspirations: something old, something new (new: vellum sheet, old: image)
cutie pie challengeblog: January blues
everybody art: new (vellum sheet)
love to craft: ATG 
make my monday: favourite 2022 challenge (July 18th: Outdoor sports)


  1. Pretty vellum card. Very nicely designed. Thank you for joining us at a Place to Start (https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/ ) this month. Hope to see your lovely art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  2. Your card is really awesome: I think we all need some rest and relaxation. Stunning image and an amazing design. It's so nice to see all those prismatic colors of a rainbow. Your new vellum sheet is wonderful to look at.
    Thank you for showing your amazing card in the Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hug Uschi

  3. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
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  4. A beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
    Penny's Challenge

  5. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us on the front porch at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  6. Hi,
    this is such a very wonderful card and a super design also.
    Love the fab image and the colours used.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  7. Wow, that is simply beautiful. I love how well designed this is. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  8. Awesome card. Great image and little pops of color. thanks for sharing over at Make My Monday, Crafty Catz.

  9. Your card is beautiful... thanks for entering the 'use kraft card' challenge at Moving Along with times. Good luck and we hope you will join us again.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  10. This is really pretty and original. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday and please join u sagain soon.

  11. Great card, thanks for playing along with our 'Use Craft Card' challenge @ MAWTT this month. Good Luck 
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  12. Such a great card, I like the color in small pops, very nice, thank you for playing our All Occasions Challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Have a crafty day!

    Leanne DT/KCC
    Krafty Chicks Challenge

  13. This is a very nice CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

  14. Beautiful imagery and a lovely piece of vellum in the background. Thank you so much for joining in the fun with Everybody Art Challenge with this lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

  15. Hello, I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    We hope to see you there.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx