Friday 11 February 2011

Colour Q ...

....  I really struggled with this week's challenge over at Colour Q - shades of pink!!  The colours are really pretty but I don't have SU card or ink, so it's been tough matching the colours.  I think I've managed reasonably well.

I really like the inspiration photo - and that's pretty much how I decided what to do for my card.  I went to my trusty Pink Petticoat DVDs and found this sweet pot full of roses, which I've coloured with Promarkers.  The backing paper is also by Pink Petticoat.

I wasn't sure how to incorporate kraft into the card, then I realised it would make a great backing matte, so cut out the largest of the beaded circles - it has a subtle sparkle as I sprayed on silver Spray and Sparkle.  Next I cut a pale pink vellum layer, onto which I placed the coloured image.  It's placed slightly to the top of the circle as I wanted to add some flowers at the bottom.

Edited - I've just realised that the big flower looks black and white in the picture - sorry it's the scan, it's actually a very pale pink and silver!! 

Stamps:  Pink Petticoat - Go Potty
Spellbinders:  Beaded Circles (S4-292) #4, Petit Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-115) #5, Standard Circles Lg (S4-114) #4
Inks: Distress - Tattered Rose (Blushing Bride)
Promarkers:  Pastel Pink (Blushing Bride), Pale Pink (Pink Pirouette), Baby Pink (Pretty in Pink), Sandstone (Kraft), Bright Green, Leaf Green
Accessories:  Crafter's Companion - Spray 'n' Sparkle Silver; Card from stash, Flowers and vellum - Dawn Bibby

It's been a busy morning - out to the shops getting last minute bits and pieces for Jonathan to take to India.  I happened to stop at my local craft shop too - only to look mind you - but I came out with a small bag of goodies!!  I got some lovely backing papers - more masculine shades, which is good, as I don't have many!! 

I do have a couple more cards to show you - check back later this evening!!  I'm off to watch QVC as they have a Martha Stewart hour on at 4.00pm - I only looking mind!! :))))


Paula (PEP) said...

Brilliant matching of colours - love the flowers & leaves - that white & black really lifts the whole.
Paula (PEP)

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card, you've really cracked the colour combo

jimlynn said...

Stunning!!! So absolutely gorgeous! Love it. Those colors are just perfect together.

Sylvia said...

Your card is lovely, Deborah! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge with us again this week!

Stella said...

Never mind the scanner :). I can see in the blink of an eye that you created a beauty!

Your story about your visit at the craft store sounds familiar :). I went there yesterday for a workshop of a Valentine cake. I left with a cake and a bag full of goodies. Sometimes we have to spoil ourselves a little don't we?

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