Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #6

It's a colour challenge this week over on Stampin' for the Weekend...

"Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate"
Now doesn't that sound yummy as the title might suggest the colour combo is Red and Brown. I'm not very confident with using red, I don't even wear red as I don't think it suits me at all, and I think this has rubbed off on my crafting. But looking at the fabulous DT creations red really works well with browns and they inspired me to come out of my colour comfort zone.

I absolutely love this Sarah Kay image and always kept meaning to buy it, but my SIL came for a crafting session last week and she'd just bought this stamp and a couple of others, so I stamped some out whilst she was here, which should keep me going for now. Coloured her with copics, promarkers and blenders. I've lightly chalked the background then cut the image out with Labels 2 nesties in the bug and chalked the edges in a darker brown and added some faux stitching using a brown Whisper marker. Papers are all Funky Fairys from three different sets - Simply Brushed, Cherish Collection and In With The Old, I've done some faux stitching on the brown papers. The lace was white but I've changed the colour using brown chalk, it seems to have worked well. The little flower on the knot is from my craft stash. The large flowers are a mix of Papermania and Prima's secured together with brads. Finished with three tiny Anita's red gems in the top spare corner.

Blogger still seems to be playing up as there are still a few blogs I like to visit that I just can't load, so if I've not been to visit you over the past couple of weeks I am really sorry, I will keep trying and I'm sure eventually it will sort itself out. Enjoy your day!!


crafty amy said...

Hiya Joanne,
This is so beautiful. I want that stamp too lol have fun with the stamped images.
I love the layout you have used and love the way you changed the colour of the lace.
Thank you for joining us again at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.
X Amy X

Moni said...

So fab card, love it! Beautiful image and love the papers and flowers! Hugs, moni

Craftyanny said...

Another lovely card Joanne, love the lay out of this one.
Anne x

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous i so love this image she is a cutie, i think i need to buy this one, hugs Pops x

Bev said...

Oh this is so adorable sweetie, such a sweet image and a fabulous card x

Nancy said...

This card is just wonderful, Joanne:O) Sarah Kay is so fun playing with. Your colouring of this image is amazing! Beautiful layout, and the lace is stunning.
Thank you for joining Stampin' for the Weekend this week. Good luck!

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Joanne, Beautiful card love the red, fab image coloured perfectly and those flowers are yummy :)
Hugzz Val xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Joanne! Fabulous papers and I love this cute SK image which you have coloured beautifully. The lace and the flowers are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)

Violets Corner said...

Fab layout!!! Love the chalking and the faux stitching. It´s a beautiful card!


Donna said...

Wow Joanne, I do love your card, your coloring is amazing as always, and love the layout with the papers. And you did a great job on the flowers, layering the three colors, and I do love that lace of yours, so delicate. Glad to see you came out of your color comfort zone, as you did a fabulous job with your card.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx

Louise Emma said...

Absolutely love the strong colours you have used on this Sarah Kay image, she is lovely x

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Finally made it to your blog, tried so many times... at last! Lovely card, like this in particular! TFS... Hugs always!

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card, I'm so pleased to see that you had a go at the red's. You've done a wonderful job. Lovely image and coloured beautifully. I love the flowers and the lace and rose detail is just lovely!

Thank you for playing along with us this week over at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you enjoyed making your card and that you join us again for our next challenge! Good Luck.


CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, love your SK, the papers are beautiful and I love how you have tried the lace

Lavender Rose said...

Love the colour scheme and all the elements combined make a wonderful card.

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