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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Card for Eleven Challenges

I saw the topic for this weeks' Passion for Promarkers Challenge and thought yikes - like a lot of other people - but I thought I'd have a go.  The topic this week is to create a background for your project using Promarkers.  I deliberated on various different things but after I had coloured this gorgeous Ching-chou Kuik Sweet Pea stamp an idea came to me.  I did some swirls of three different blues (pastel blue, aegean and midnight blue) onto a piece of matt photo paper.  I then waited for it to dry and then put some dots on the mid blue lines courtesy of the blender.  It's a delicate effect and I might use it again.  The Sweet pea stamp has been coloured in with Promarkers and highlighted in places with the Sakura Stardust Clear pen just to add some glittery/sparkly accents.  The two different die-cut flowers are from Dawn Bibby and were a light blue but I coloured them with the mid and dark blue and finished off the centres with some card candy.  The raffia was light blue and I thought added some nice texture but didn't quite go so out came my Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad and hey presto the colour matches better.  I distressed the edges of the backing paper and stamped image to tie in and used the Tim Holtz applicator which I got with the QVC TSV a few months ago.  Personally I found this easier than the cut-and-dry foam so I shall need to get some more foam pieces.  I finished off around the card with some faux stitching.

This card fits in with the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Touchy feely
Passion for Promarkers - Create a background using Promarkers
ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Stitching
Penny's Challenge - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Something Magical
Pink Elephant - 1 image, 2 dies and 3 different favourite embellishments (2 different flower die-cuts and my three favourite embellishments are flowers, card candy and the use of raffia/ribbon/fibres)
One Stitch at a Time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Totally Gorjuss - Texture
Totally Papercrafts - Distressing
Stamp Something - Stitching.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a striking card. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is fab. The background looks amazing and the colour scheme is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Kym, I can't get on with the cut and dry foam either.
Beryl x

Sue said...

Hi Kym
gorgeous card, lovely image, brill colouring, luv the colours, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

stitchy said...

Hi Kym, what a beautiful card, love your coloring and your background is perfect for that image..well done - thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card, love the image and all the blue. Thanks for stitching something with us this week at Stamp Something. :)

Tasha said...

Kym this is so beautiful, i love he colours and the layout
love tasha xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card and image, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Cheryl said...

this is such a beautiful card love the image and such great colours too thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Emma said...

Stunning card, I love the image and how you have done your background.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & PFP...good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Victoria said...

adore this image - thank you so much for joining us on abc this week x

Heather "Hev" said...

Very effective :) Love it!!

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!! Good Luck !!

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freckleface said...

great card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

sam said...

Great card Kym. Love the background too - you are brave to give it a try... think I may have run a mile!! Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT. I hope you'll come back tomorrow and check out the winners and our new challenge too.
Sam x

thread-bare said...

Brilliant card & well done on creating the background. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Jennifer said...

I love that stamp! Lovely work Kym.
Thanks for joining in at the ABC Challenge.
Jen x

Nikki said...

Very Kewl Card :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki
& Join in my digi candy till 30th too HERE

weewiccababe said...

love the cool colours
thanks for joining us at pfp this week and good luck

TG said...

Great background Kym!Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Debbie said...

I have totally fallen in love with Sweet Pea Stamps - your fault! This card is beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

great background, Lovely card, Thanks for joining us on the ABC Challenge this time, Samantha :0)