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Friday, 6 May 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 6 May 2011

Another fortnight has come and gone and we had a small but wonderful selection of cards for the challenge for the last fortnight.  Thank you all so much for taking part.  The challenge this fortnight is called "shower of flowers".  Well I am sure that this topic will please so many people.
Here is the card that I have made for the challenge.  Unfortunately I hadn't planned on my project being this colour but all I will say is that me and acrylic paints are a not match made in Heaven and using some at the week-end made me poorly!!  In the end I decided to go for a totally different colour scheme and picked shades of purple.  I used one of my new Crafty Purple Frog images called Eglatine in Dawn - isn't she just gorgeous?  Shall I tell you something - the wonderful Amy has made some more decoupage and pyromage sheets and they can be found here and I think I'll have a splurge at the week-end.  Don't blame me if you get addicted though!!

The backing papers I have used are mainly DCWV along with scraps from the scraps box and purple mirri card with all the edges inked as per normal.  One backing piece I decided to keep plain card but when I stuck it down but it just didn't look right so out came my tapestry stamps and Seed D's to decoate the edge with more flowers, scrolls and greenery.  The card is finished off with with die-cut flowers from a booked which were inked with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord Distress ink pads and the edges were rubbed over with Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue and purple square brads in the centre.  The final embellishments were a punched piece of cards cut with a swirl X-cut punch, purple lace, organza ribbon and the most gorgeous brad I've ever seen - all purple and glittery and from Papermania's Henbury Lane.

It would be lovely if you could come along and see the creations from the rest of the Design Team and try to play along with this fortnight's challenge.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Aly's Sunday - Shaped cards
Cute and Girly - Anything goes
Pollycraft Monday - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - It's the B's knees - brads
Try it on Tuesday - Something old, something new (old is the tapestry and See D's stamps and new is the Crafty Purple Frog image and the ribbon)
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon and lace
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Cute and girly
Paperplay - Show us your style
Do You Stack Up? - Purple
Pixie Dust - Under the sea - hope this mermaid is OK
Southern Girls - Let's get girly
Gingerloft - Under the sea - hope this mermaid is OK
Paper Romance - Use your favourite die - I like using ones that I can make flowers with
Shelly's Images - Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Girly or sweet
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes
Emerald Faeries - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Fantasy and mythical
Bling it On - Photo inspiration
Divas by Designs - Anything goes - wishing all the Design Team all the best in their new venture with this Challenge Blog.


Sue said...

stunning card, beautiful colour and beautiful embellishments

thank you for joining us at MMCS


Teri said...

Beautiful hun! Loving the purple colour!!

Lynn said...

Hi Kym,
I just love Sweet Pea images and this gorgeous Mermaid has been coloured just perfect! Let's face it, we all know mermaids live under the sea:))
Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges and Good Luck!
Lynn xxx

Kitty said...

This is beautiful hun!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenges for our Cute & Girly Challenge.

Kitty xx

Peggysue said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful image. I love how you color the image and its background. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU PURPLE challenge & hope to see you again!

Min said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Girly or Sweet" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, love all the pretty details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


coops said...

stunning card kym.i love your beautiful colours and details and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous hun aren't these images just fabulous. Wait til you see the next release ones hunni you will be drooling.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

laney said...

beautiful Kym!! thanks for popping in to follow me!!and
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Kym - it is a shame though that Acrylic paints are not for you - but again a beautiful design. xx

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful and love the purple its just such a pretty colour and goes so well with these image!!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Ruthie said...

Hey Kym!
This is so lovely - love the colours you have chosen - thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week


crafty amy said...

I love trying new things and I recon we are our own worst critics. I think this is gorgeous and I LOVE those flowers :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Iulia said...

This is lovely Kym! The colors are great and so is your coloring!
Thank you so much for joining us this month at the Emerald Faerie Garden Challenges! Look forward to hear from you again soon!
Hugs, Iulia

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kym

What a lovely card and I love the colour tones of purple you've used! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Tracey Manderson said...

A beautiful Card. Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden.

Faye said...

Oh this is a lovely pretty card. Thanks for playing at MMCS this week. x

Ronda Archangelo said...

Love the colors on your card...thank you for playing along on our first challenge at the Emerald Faery Garden!

Stamping Seasons said...

Stunning card, thanks for joining us at Emerald Faerie Garden for our first challenge.

Jo Davies said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us over at Divas By Design for our first challenge! Big Hugs JO xxx

Sandra P said...

Oh so lovely :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhh wow!!! your card is absolutely amazing Hun!! A beautiful entry! Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month!

Hugz, Deb/ Owner

Cat said...

Gorgeous card and lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Kym!
Thank you for linking us @ Inspire Me Fridays this past week!

Julie said...

Gorgeous Kym,It's lovely that you shared it with us at Southern Girls. Hope to see you next time,Julie.x

shell said...

Wow i adore the image you have used.STUNNING. thanks for joining us at bling it on.
Shell xx

Hannapanna said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month. Hugs, Hanna