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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Dandelion Field - Two cards

Oh I wish I could get rid of this "bug" I've had since before Christmas.  It certainly doesn't want to go.  I am all right if I don't breathe or swallow!!  Putting my head forward to colour certainly hurt and was difficult so it's taken me some days to finish colouring these images.

For those that know me I don't do bugs, spiders etc.  I don't even like to colour images with them on but will if I have to.  These two cards have been made out of choice which is amazing for me considering there is a whopper of a snail on them!!  Fight your fears eh?  When I colour in my images for Design Team cards or just any card I make I always tend to print off two images at the same time so if something goes wrong I have another image to fall back on.  In this case everything went OK so I now have two cards.

Again I've asked my son to take the photos for me.
 For both of my cards I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Dandelion Field".  
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The background I have used some sparkly chalks by Pebbles Inc.

For the background I used a "Dandelion Wishes" embossing folder and used it twice to fit over the 8x8 card.  I then used a yellow and green sparkly chalk to highlight the stems and the heads of the dandelions.

I then stamped a piece of card with a Sheena Douglas' texture stamp and Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters distress ink.

I have finished this card off with some new organza ribbon and for a change tied little knots in it for some texture, a die-cut sentiment and some pearls.
As you can see the second card is very similar but using different tones of greens on this card and done the background with a darker blue sparkly chalk.  I have done the same embossing and highlighting with sparkly chalks.
I have finished this card off with a sentiment from a Polkadoodles CD, 15mm antique gold satin ribbon and some gorgeous white cotton lace border.

As you can see I kept the cards very minimalist to let the image and the embossing "do the talking".  It's nice to make cards with lots of bits-and-pieces on them but people just can't afford to buy and then post cards like that so more minimalist ones are needed.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Chalk-Ah-Lot-Cafe - Anything goes with chalk (I have used my sparkly Pebbles Inc chalks for these cards)
One Sweet Challenge - Art inspiration day (when we moved to a house which had the word "Constable" in it and the area had roads named after favourite painters I had to have a look.  A lot are darker image but this one stood out for me and I always remember it as it is mainly yellow, brown and green - it's called "Landscape Ploughing Scene in Suffolk" - oh I wish I could paint like that!!)
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite embellishment (ribbon)
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group - World of magic
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Finished with a bow (second card)
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Girly but no pink
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with a twist of new (new image and new ribbon)
CCC Digi Creations - Digi/embellishments
Crafty Calendar - What's new? (new image and new ribbon)
Simon Says - Something new (new image and new ribbon)
Crafting for all Seasons - Ribbon, lace and pearls (second card)
Inky Impressions - Something new (new image and new ribbon)
Cute Card Thursday - What's new? (new image and new ribbon)
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with something new (new image and new ribbon)
613 Avenue Create - Use as many techniques on a card as you can (dry embossing, stamping, colouring with alcohol markers, using distress inks and using chalks)
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jimlynn said...

They're BOTH gorgeous - but yes, that really is one scary looking snail! LOL! I actually love your cards - image and all. The addition of the lace on the second one is so pretty and your coloring is outstanding! Two beauties!
Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week too!

Chana said...

Hi, Kim!
You keep turning out these wonderful creations. I love the knotted ribbon...so different! Very nicely done! Thaks so much for leaving this on our doorstep here at 613 Avenue Create! We were delighted to find it theree!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful with gorgeously coloured images. Loving the snail.
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mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

fabiola jaques said...

superbe, très poétique et charmant, biz

Carole Robb Bisson said...

BEAUTIFUL. These cards are stunning in their creativity. I hope you will be back again really soon. Thank you so much for taking time to post your lovely art with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Helen said...

Two gorgeous cards - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Helen x

Barb said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Both of your cards are wonderful creations. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Kym, I love your pretty colour scheme.....beautiful colouring of the delight image and lovely embossing and details!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a really lovely card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Jingle said...

These are very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with the Something New Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Laurian said...

Wonderful project!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



Aurora Marco said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the image and the colour choice matches so well. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Deborah Adams said...

Very pretty card. Love the white and yellow color scheme and the chalks, with the TH inks is so beautiful. Lovely coloring on the sweet image. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge "Girly".
Deborah GDT

Deborah Adams said...

Kym, Very pretty card. I just love the embossing folder you used for the background and the image is just so sweet. I like both cards.
Thank you for joining One Stitch At A Time Challenge - "AG with New".
Deborah DT

Bianca said...

What a lovely and so very cute card. I love your coloration and the colorcombo you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX

Cindy Groh said...

Both cards are lovely. The image is cute with the girl sitting on top of the snail. Well done with the colors and accents you've added. Thanks for joining us at Chalk ah Lot.