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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge - Monday 24 May 2010



When I saw the topic for this weeks' challenge at The Pink Elephant I thought yikes - a colour challenge - and the colour being orange.  It's strange as I'd been ploughing through my papers to use up and had come through some orange papers on Sunday which I just buried.  Out they came yesterday and today I have put this card together.  I used a flower stamp I won in a Sophisticats Challenge last year and stamped it with Versamark, added clear embossing powder and used my Big and Juicy Soothing Sunset ink pad to colour the background, using three different colours and blending them together that I learnt in a Paula Pascual demonstration at Stamp Addicts last Saturday.  I then rubbed off the excess ink to make the white stand out more.  I then used some plain orange backing paper from my stash.  The flower is made with a Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade ink pad stamped onto a Judikins cube stamp I got earlier in the year.  Three layers have made the flower and then a pearl for the centre.  The sentiment is from a Cardmakers Library of Thank You verese/text from Hot of the Press and the card is finished off with a sentiment off the computer and a gorgeous little pixie image from Charmed Cards and Craft which I have added stickles to her wings.


This card fits the following challenges:


Flutter by Wednesday - Flowers
Quixotic - Make a sentiment/verse the centrepiece of your project
Secret Crafter - No patterned paper
Dottie's World - Thanks a bunch
The Crazy Challenge - It's a girl thing
My Time to Craft - Vivid greetings card.




9 comments:

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great card. Like the layout and the colors. The sweet Dreamer is so beautiful on the top of the note.
Thanks for joining us at DW this week.
*Gunn*

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oh this is just darling!

Danni said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

shellshearer said...

Wow its gorgeous hun, love what you have done its fab ...

Thank You for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!! Good Luck!

Hugs Shell xxx

Trish Hughes said...

very cute and pretty, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the crazy.
trish

Krista said...

This is so beautiful! I love all the soft colours! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

Karen@CCC said...

Lovely card and Dreamer look beautiful on top of your sentiment. Thank you for playing along this week xx

Louly said...

That's so beautiful, I love how you've added Dreamer to the sentiment, what a great way to use the image. Thanks for playing xxx

Nana said...

Very nice card!
Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana