Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Thanks for all your Hard Work, and a Couple of Challenges...

Good Evening!

I thought I would dabble in a couple of challenges today and I've really loved doing it, as it's made me use colours that I may not have normally used. I've also used products that I've had for ages too but not used, so wins all round!

The challenges I would like to enter are:

Neutrals Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World,


CPS Card Sketches #218

and here is my card...
I had a bit of a challenge in itself trying to find the papers and cardstock to suit the colours. I hope I've got it about right! I ended up printing a Hero Arts Digi Stamp {Friendship Definition} onto silver plain paper from Pink Petticoat, and I love how it turned out! The woodgrain paper is also from Pink Petticoat. The gorgeous image is from the Ubber talented Christine Dark, and it was a pleasure to colour.

I also used embroidery thread through mini buttons before attaching them to the card. The edges of the cardstock and paper was distressed using Weathered Wood, and Black Soot Distress inks.

These were the Promarker colours I used...the one without a written label is Midnight Blue!
This is the insert for the card. I placed the woodgrain panel into Photosho and after much head scratching, I worked out how to create a white centre in which to plae my sentiment. The fonts are Black Jack and Accord Light.

I truly hope you like the card as much as I did creating it, and I would like to say thank you to both Challenges for providing me with a happy afternoon!


Sarpreet said...

hi Clare, this is a gorgeous card! love this. Great interpretation of the sketch. And love the colours used. if you are looking for a colour challenge - there is also this blog:
Your card is also valid for the following challenges:

Do have a quick glance at the rules and challenges, at my quick glance i think you do qualify for the above. In using up your old stash - here is a challenge blog i loved to participate in: - you must use your newest or neglected stash and tell the visitors to your blog what that stash is. Best dash of to work now.

Hayley said...

Hi Clare, what a beautiful card and I love how you've done the insert too - even if you had some head scratching to do first lol!
Good luck with the challenges!
Hayley xx

uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very beautiful, nice and creative,,

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Clare stunning card love the image!!!