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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The least and most - what WAS I thinking of?


I've just completed this card and I'm really not too sure about it. Mmm... here goes:). My crafting friend Val was kind enough to bring over her new Sweet Pea stamps recently and I was the first to get them inky, stamping a few sheets of images. I've been rather shying away colouring these challenging images, there are some wonderful cards around made with them. First go was in conventional green and pink and looked ok-ish. I discarded it when I found a smudge that looked like a failed tattoo on her shoulder:).

So then I thought about the Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge which is to use your least favourite and most favourite colours, which is how I ended up with orange and green LOL! Don't get me wrong, it's quite a fun combo and I think the fairy looks great as a redhead. But then I've spent most of the day trying to find DP to work with this rather unusual colourway, ended up with Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Christmas DP and some Basic Grey orange from the Green at Heart pad. A little odd, no? I'm also entering it for the Totally Gorjuss Challenge of Wings - and notice that one of their DT has a rather more polished version of the same image! Nice card Gez;). I've used this week's Card Patterns Sketch for my card's layout.

I'm fairly pleased with my first colouring attempt, these seem to need a dramatic background, so I gave it purple and went over it with light orange, which gave it a glow. Colouring is Copics and Stickles and when I'd finished I saw a tiny mark on the image so I oversprayed the whole card with gold Glimmer Mist as a kind of fake tan to disguise the blemish:). The ribbon has dots on the RS, which looked too strong so I used the wrong side. Sentiment is Hero Arts. What do you think? Hit or miss?

13 comments:

  1. Great card, I LOVE these images and your coloring is wonderful!

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  2. This is really striking. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

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  3. What a lovely card and beautiful take on the sketch. Love those glitter that you used!

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  4. You should charge extra for the time it took you to make this fab card!! What is about orange that we don't like...looks great here!! Good luck at Crafty Cardmakers challenge XX

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  5. Beautiful! I love the bold colors you used.

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  6. i love the orange...thanks for joining us at TG this week...Debs x

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  7. i think you have done a brill job for a first sweet pea stamps, i wouldnt know where to start with these stamps, so i take my hat of to you, the colours are brill, i think its great, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  8. awww, your coloring is wonderful!!!!

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  9. Hi Anne - Hit - very dramatic - I know what you mean about colours though, some I just shy away from.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  10. I love all the orange and glitter. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns.

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  11. Well done on using such a challenging image, you've done a smashing job with it, I wouldn't have known where to start.

    Thanks for joining us in our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers :)

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