Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Tea Dyed Daisy - Stampin for the Weekend #3 & Sugar Bowl #13

I'm having a second try at Lilian's sketch for this week's Sugar Bowl Challenge; I'm not totally convinced by the colours on my earlier card :).

I've often thought that Daisy, who is such a lovely Sugar Nellie to colour in, would look good as a monochrome image. So I've stamped her with Tea Dye Distress Ink and dragged some of the ink into her clothes and hair. I suppose the answer is that you can't go wrong with such a great stamp, but I think this looks good.

With Stampin for the Weekend's Challenge #3 in mind, I've kept to the soft neutral colours, she's A Whiter Shade of Pale, which fits their Rock'n'Roll 60s Challenge. The papers are Antique Cream Creative Tones from Papermania, I've added some Stickles to the flowers in Daisy's hair and to the daisies in the paper. The images are mounted on Kraft paper to fit the Sugar Bowl Challenge. There's ribbon in Daisy's hair and on the card, and that's it, a pretty clean and simple card.


  1. This is gorgeous Anne, never seen Daisy in vintage tones before and the Tea Dye worked so well. The papers are lovely and blend so well and a fab sketch to. Thankyou for taking part in this weeks SFTW!

  2. too cute! love the daisy's

  3. Beautiful card, Anne! Daisy is such an adorable image and I love how you coloured her and the stickles and the bow you added to her hair. Such beautiful details. The papers and the flowers are gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at SFTW, sistah and good luck! We hope you'll join us again, next week. :)

  4. Love your card Anne, you've done a wonderful job on it, great idea to use the distress inks to stamp it with and then just push in the color a bit, gives great shading results. And it is certainly a great take on the White Shade of Pale song.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
    Donna xx

  5. Oh she is just too adorable! I love the way you made her monochromatic - it is such an intricate stamp it doesn't necessarily need any other colors on it.


  6. This is marvelous card, anne!!
    Thanks for joining in on my blog candy. Good luck in the draw!
    Hugs, Mumur

  7. Wow Anne, how gorgeous is this, perfect colours for our theme and Daisy looks stunning in these colours...

    Thanks for joining us at SFTW, Good luck hugs Pops x xx

  8. Super card Anne. I love the subtleness to the shades you've used. The papers are fab and your image is just darling. Love the distress ink you chose. She looks all summery too, so you'd probably get away with two out of the three songs.

    Thank you for joining us this week for Challenge 3 at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun making your card and that we see you again for many more to come! Good Luck


  9. Hi Anne,
    I love your use of the tea dye, it's so subtle yet stunning. As you say - it is a gorgeous stamp, one of my favourites.
    Thanks for joining the SFTW challenge this week.
    Jen x

  10. Stunning card Anne. I love how you have stamped with Tea Dye and drawn the ink in - totally awesome effect. Your beautiful papers compliment Daisy perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and we hope you will play along with us again.
    Nicola -x-

  11. beautiful card. i love the vintage look uve given daisy. gorgeous

  12. Gorgeous card and perfect for both challenges :)
    I love the way you have cut the 2 squares of paper just so to have the flowers in the corners like that and the ribbon in her hair is a great touch.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  13. This is beautiful!!! I believe you hit the SFTW challenge perfectly with the soft colors!

  14. Simple and stunning card! Love the soft monotone colors and gorgeous coloring! Daisy is a real darling! The added details of stickles and riboon on her hair are perfect! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl again and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

  15. Hi Anne, this is very very very nice, I love the monochrome look, Daisy looks really vintage ish! Everything works really well together in this card and I adore it :) Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the weekend, hope to see you again with your wonderful creations! :) Have a great weekend :)

    Hugs Ida

  16. oh this is such a pretty card Anne and a beautiful colour scheme, eveything goes so well together, I too love using Distress Inks and you've done a marvellous job of colouring this gorgeous image, the stickles glitter looks lovely too. thank you for taking part again with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx


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