Monday, October 3, 2011

purple + pink + grey

Hello again!
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Still playing with pink, but now combined with purple and grey. These are the colours for this week's challenge at Creative Inspirations. And it just so happens that If the Shoe Fits . . . Scrap It! has this photo for inspiration.

I'm using the sketch over at Card Patterns for this creation.

The flowers stamp is by Viva Decor. This is one of my favourite stamps which I got last year, and so I'm playing at Simply Create. It is stamped using Versacolor and embossed with holographic ep. The paper is a free download from a UK magazine. I printed this sometime ago and presently, I can't remember the title of the mag. And as usual, some distressing and inking on the edges.

The flowers have been coloured with colour pencils and aquabrush. I guess the glittery embossing is not obvious here . . .
Here's a tip on colouring with aquabrush and pencils. Instead of colouring the image with pencils and running a brush over it, you can also take the colours directly off the pencil. You'll get much better control over the application. The colours are more intense, so it's wise to first test on scrap paper. Also, did you know you can actually lick colours off regular colour pencils?  It really works! The colours might not be as deep as water colour pencils, and you have to adjust the wetness of your brush, but you can get more variety.

 I have layered dark purple ribbon over a lighter purple one, which suits the Top Tip Tuesday criteria of 2 or more ribbons, etc. The flowers are cut with a CB die, and covers the challenge over at Dutch Dare Card Challenge (Bingo - ribbon, flowers, die cuts). They are then embossed and inked with charcoal chalk ink. To finish, they are topped with grey buttons tied with grey embroidery floss.
There are lots of flowers here, so I'm linking up with allsorts challenge blog as well. Simon Says Stamp! is looking for 1000 entries, so why not? LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Lisa M said...

Beautiful richness of colors and yet the soft subtle colors as well. Lovely card and the layout is wonderful! Fantastic job on this card. :)
Great tip really does work!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card such delicate colouring too! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our 2 Or More, Ribbon, Twine, Lace, Fabric Challenge, Don't forget you can enter our challenges
up to 3 times, we have a new challenge tomorrow! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

NGCARDS said...

Cute card hun! Thanks for joining in with our Colour Scheme challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Hilda :-) the flowers stamp is beautiful and the colours and design are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Marjo said...

Wonderful card, love the button flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous, what a beautiful image. Love the colours you've used too.
Thanks for joining in with Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Ribbon Challenge :)

Carol x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hilda: What a wonderful, wonderful card! I love EVERYTHING about it. Thank you for joining our “Over 6 months Old” Challenge at Simply Create.

Simply Create Design Team Member

sandra's crafty corner said...

Hi hun what a lovely card, thanks for playing along at dutch dare, good look with our draw
hugs sandra DT
p.s i have a blog candy here

Mummylade said...

thank you for sharing your card with us at Allsorts. the challenge says at least five flowers though so you don't qualify for the prize draw.

creativchen said...

Dear Hilda,
I'll be watching this blog closely. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site.
Hugs from Marina from Germany
I invited you gently to visit my creative Website:

Nina Brackett said...

I love how you colored those flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Nicole said...

Wow, very pretty!!
Morning Has Broken

lesleyworth said...

beautiful! i love how you layered the flowers! fantastic card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!