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Friday, 19 November 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge No 28

Well, thank you to everyone that entered in the anniversary challenge over at Crafty Ann's.  Click here to see the winner.  There was also an offer on each Design Team member blog for a free digital image or free pre-coloured sheet.  The winner of mine is ................................. " Shaz "  Please go to the Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog here and make contact with Ann via e-mail at craftyann@hotmail.co.uk and and tell her you are my winner.  Thanks everyone for playing along.

This fortnight's challenge over at Crafty Ann's is a photo inspiration.  The photo is this one:

So here is the card that I have made.

I have used the tropical beach digital image and coloured it with chalk pencils and softening out with paper nibs and cotton buds.  The edges are distressed with Tim Holtz's distressing tool and this is highlighted with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord distress ink.  I then printed off the image again onto plain old copier paper, cut it out and then used it as a mask so that I could use my new ink dusters to colour the sky.  I found a circle of paper so used this as a mask in one corner.  I used three different colours for the sky:  Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord distress ink pads.  The tartan backing paper is from Crafty Ann's, the vellum is from my scraps box and the card is then simply finished off with ribbon, various flowers layered up with a brad in the centre, hand drawn flock of birds and a Crafty Ann's ticket sentiment (yes, the ticket sentiment is normally for the Christmas period but I thought this card would be nice if you knew of someone going on a special holiday.

Please go over to Crafty Ann's to look at the cards made from the rest of the Design Team.

This card also fits the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Your favourite colour - purple
Monday - Lollipop Crafts - Very girly
Digi Doodle Challenge - Anything goes
Stamping Vacation - Tropical
CRAFT Challenge - Using vellum
Gingerloft - The great outdoors
ABC Challenge - H is for holidays
Frosted Designs - Distressing
Stamping Vacation - No traditional fall colours
Paper Romance - Your favourite things - would love to live by the sea, colour purple, flowers, distress inks and my new ink dusters
Hodge Podge - Anything goes.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, after having no heating for 2 days (live in the UK) that scene has warmed me up lol!
Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT & Gingerloft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really lovley Kym. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Lynn said...

Wonderful card and love the color purple :)
Thanks for joining us here at Gingerloft challenges
Lynn xx

Linda said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

WOW Kym!! I totally love this!! The colors are so soft and serene!! Beautiful take on the inspirational photo girl!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!HUGS

Dana said...

Kym you did a great job on that sky and water!! The whole scene is just great! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card,thank you for joining us this week at Digi Doodle's Best,
Ruth x

Angela said...

ooh fabulous! makes me want to go on holiday!! thanks for joining in at Frosted designs this week!

ona_i_ja said...

Kym, your card is sooo cute.
Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time this week! Good Luck.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love the scene and the inspiration that you drew from. thanks for playing at Frosted Designs

Denise Clark said...

Can I go? LOL It's look warm and sunny and gorgeous there! You did a wonderful job with this scene! Terrific card!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! This earns you entry in the Dec 1st prize drawing for 4 December Stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers and a $25.00 gift certificate!

...just Peggy said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.

Shelley said...

Kym, your card is so cute! Thanks for joining us at HPS! Shelley :)

...just Barbara said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge! :D

Ann Whitfield said...

I absolutely adore this Kym - I wouldn't have thought of putting a tartan paper with this image but it works perfectly.
Ann x

Trimgym said...

Great card using Vellum, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Jóna said...

Great card, makes my want to go to warmer place :D

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it's ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful inspiration photo and your card is so sweet. Fabulous job!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Great card! Love the colors you have used. Thanks for playing along with Gingerloft Challenges.

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, lovin the colours, thanks for joining us Gingerloft. xx

Jessica L said...

Great card! Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop! Hope you join us again soon. BTW, I have candy on my blog if you're interested!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous beach scene! Thanks for sharing at Stamping Vacation!