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Tuesday 14 September 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - 13/9/10

Over at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge the topic this week is "autumn colours".  I have had this image coloured in with Promarkers and Copics for months and months but she's not made her way onto a card - that is until now.  I have used a harlequin/diamond piece of scrap paper and tore another scrap of dotty paper to go on the bottom as I didn't like seeing the image legs just cut off.  Instead she's hiding behind the birthday banner.  The other piece of backing paper I made using some glossy card and alcohol inks.  I went over the whole piece of card with yellow and brown, then sprinkled in a tiny amount of mica and then used the alcohol ink blending solution in drops to get the circular effect and then added brown alcohol ink on top to get a sort-of tie-dyed effect.  I have used alcohol inks before by dabbing a few colours onto card - I thought I'd take it a bit further this time with the mica and blending solution.  I quite like the effect.  The card is simply finished off with a handmade flower (shapes cut out with my Cricut and then distressed with Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then finished off with a cord texture brad), peel-offs and diamond gems.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - What 'eva
Crafty Sentiments - Use a digi
Paperplay - Autumn is coming
Charisma Cardz - Something new or not done before
Totally Gorjuss - Flower
Allsorts - Colours of autumn
Karber Challenge - Girl
Crafty Cardmakers - Alcohol Inks
Incy Wincy - Autumn colours
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or fall
Spoon Full of Sugar - Fall into autumn
Tuesday Taggers - Diamonds are forever
My Time to Craft - Jewelled.


PatR said...

Great card, love the diamonds. Thanks for playing along with TT this week.

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card Kym, thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments.

Hugs Jo xxx

craftymum said...

"Gorjuss" card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week. We appreciate all your effort.
Love Sarah X

Jenni said...

Great card the image is so sweet & I love how you've used the alcohol inks. Thanks for taking part in the spotlight challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Jenni x

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a adorable image. You have created a card that is a great take on our challenge. I especially love the torn edges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
I have blog candy ending tomorrow evening if you are interested!

brenda said...

What a sweet card.

Thank you for joining in my Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Vee said...

A really lovely design, thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck!
xx Vee

Nikki said...

Such a sweet card you've created Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, such an adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Jo said...

Love the colours which are beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's beautiful.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kym

Such a well co-ordinated card the colours and embelishments are fab!...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Lesley said...

Cute card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Nina Macaulay said...

Gorjuss card!!! Love the image, flowers'n details.

Thanks for joining in with the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week, Good luck!

Hugs Nina x

Axa said...

such a cute card!

Lin said...

What a lovely card. I love the colours and I am so pleased that your little girl was able to come out of hiding and appear on this card.

Love how you played around with the alcohol inks, very clever and has inspired me to try it out sometime.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Unknown said...

So sweet! Thank you so much for playing the KARBER challenge.

Wishcraft said...

Great card - love the sweet image and the pretty background you made. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

Ann Whitfield said...

Congratulations KYm!!!! Check out CCC if you don't know what I'm talking about. :D
Ann x