Monday, 24 August 2009

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 2

Here's my 2nd DT card for Crafty Cardmakers. The challenge this time is complimentary colours, and you can see examples of these on the Crafty Cardmakers blog. I was actually aiming for orange & turquoise, but I think my turquoise is more aqua - so my colours are tangerine and aqua (thanks Vix, lol). I really struggled to get a good photo this time, I tried all over the house and ended up in the garden! I should have cropped it really before I sent it to Vix but I didn't think, so I've done it now. I'm still learning when it comes to taking good photos!

I've used a Stampavie stamp, a new design by Tina Wenke, I absolutely love these stamps! I have 2 but I'm sure I'll be collecting more of them. The papers are from the My Mind's Eye 'bloom & grow' pack, with coredinations cardstock. I've coloured the image with promarkers and then added a little glamour dust here and there. My flowers are Green Tara, held together with a little brad and I've sprinkled them with glamour dust too - I love a bit of sparkle! I've had a big bag of these little star charms sat in a drawer for ages so I decided to use one - I've threaded the charm and some beads onto silver jewellery wire, made a loop and fixed it onto the back of the flowers with the brad - not perfect but I quite like it. I've also added a strip of tulle, coloured with an orange promarker, I've never tried this before but I think it works. I've got a huge bag of tulle that I bought when I was making my wedding favours (2yrs ago!), so I'm sure I'll be using lots more of it on my cards from now on!


11 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love that image and the colors work really well together!

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  2. Hi Lisa

    Just followed a link to you, some regat work. Love the colours of this card and that image - actually bought it last week but yet to use it. Love what you have done with it.

    B x

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  3. really cute! love the image and the sparkle on the flowers!

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  4. I love that stamp, it is so cute and the colours you have chosen work really well with it.

    Great results on the tulle, Promarkers are just brilliant aren't they. I haven't got many yet but want them all!!

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  5. Hi Lisa

    Lovely blog you have here, I picked up you blog site from docrafts so nice to "meet" you! cant wait to see more of your work Kirsty (docrafts - fairycakes11) x

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  6. This is just beautiful Lisa. I love those papers and that image and the flower. Just perfect. I'm really chuffed to have won the first challenge. Joanna Sheen's web shop is one of my favourites so I am very lucky.

    Kat x

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  7. Your card is just adorable! Love the choice of colors and your lovely coloring of the cute cute image! You are tempting me to buy these. lol! The star charm added the perfect touch! Really awesome work!

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  8. Hi Lisa this is gorgeous hun, love the layout and the colours. I'll message you on DC :-)
    love Mandy xx

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  9. I love the color combo you chose - just beautiful!

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  10. Wow what a beautiful card Lisa, i love your gorgeous colour combo! So pretty!
    Hugs
    Erin x

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  11. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Sarah x

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