Tuesday 19 April 2011

Anything Goes challenge #39 Colour Challenge (Pink & Brown)

Morning crafters - another exciting day here for me, as I am posting my very first card for the 'Anything Goes' design team. If you haven't allready come from there be sure to head on over & check out the fab creations by the rest of the design team here http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/

Anyway on to my card...I love pink & brown & ordered these fab papers by Bo Bunny which are in really pretty shades of pink & brown with a slight hint of deep pink & cream too. The image is LOTV 'Fairies on tiptoe'. The stamp & flowers are a new purchase too & I think all work really well together with the papers. I just love it when everything co-ordinates & comes together colour wise I think its one of the most important aspects of the card...


I wanted to keep the image quite muted & subtle & Distress Inks are great for that, I always love my Distress Inks, but think they've worked particularly well for this make...


Skin: Tattered Rose
Cheeks: Worn Lipstick & Fired Brick
Top, Shoes, Lower wand, Upper flowers on plants & Inner flowers in hair: Tattered Rose & Worn Lipstick, hint of Fired Brick & Pumice Stone
Hair, Skirt, Inner section of wings, Upper wand,Upper section of flowers on plants, Outer section of flowers in hair & Ankle straps on shoes: Spun Sugar & Pumice Stone, hint of Worn Lipstick & Fired Brick
Grass, Stems, Leaves & Bottom of shoes: Old Paper, Pumice Stone
Tights: Tattered Rose & Pumice stone 
Highlights with Sakura Gelly Roll Starburst & Lily White Doodlebug design glitter:
Outer wings, Upper wand/ flowers & Ankle straps.


Stunning flowers compliment the design perfectly both in colour & soft texture which adds that soft tactile element & these mulberry paper flowers are just fab for that!


I have made the pin from a luxury large glass bead, small irridescent glass beads & silver metal spacer - all of which have come from pieces of jewellrey I've had, love it when you can make use of something that would other-wise be junk - especially when it looks so pretty - am really pleased with that one & probably don't make use of the technique so much anymore...mental note 'more pins from now on!'


The sentiment is a LOTV stamp & has been stamped on these great little acrylic pieces by 'That special Touch of' I got some different shapes for my Cardmaker of the Year prize & just love them. For this one I have dabbed the back with acrylic, working in 3 shades, you need to leave some parts clear so the next colour will show through & leave to dry between each coat, so that the whole piece is covered by the end of the 3 colours. Then use Staz-on to stamp the sentiment of the reverse - just the right sie...how cool! - finish with ribbon to match the ribbon threaded through the elastic lace.


Good Luck if you are entering the challenge - I can't wait to see what you all create, to enter your creation click here: http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-39-colour-challenge.html


  1. Morning Deb, what a wonderful post I love all the details you include makes it a pleasure to read. Onto your card! what can I say but stunning! I love everything about it! and all the little embellies and finishing touches are just so fabulous.


  2. Beautiful Deb!! Love the colours, and that stamp is fabby onto acrylic :) xxx

  3. OH my goodness what a lovely looking card. Love the details and your coloring of such a cute stamp. Dawn♥

  4. stunning card love it the colour combo is beautiful x sue x

  5. this is one,stunning card hun just love that image hugs cheryl xxxx

  6. Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring love all the yummy flowers. Love Lynne xx


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