Thursday, 27 May 2010

Coffee and Cream



Today I felt like making something a little less vibrant and dramatic, and was keen to use a new colour combination for me. This is my entry for this weeks SCS Sugar Nellie Forum where the challenge this week was 'flowers'.  I really enjoyed colouring this in such soft colours, and I decoupaged the second layer to allow her legs to fall outside the nestie.

I will also be entering this in the Quixotic Challenge - 27 as the theme is embossing.  I have previously bought some excellent embellishments from Quixotic, and have used a lot of their coffee and cream pearls to embellish this design.  They have a great choice of pins, and pearls etc, that you can get a real goody bag from there without breaking the bank.  


 

I am also entering this in the craftycardmakers challenge, as they want to see the decorated inside of your card.   I usually do this, but never photographed or managed to get 2 pictures in one post before! yay!

and:
SimonSaysStamp as the theme is pink or blue, with green and brown.  Now it might not look that obvious, but her socks and ribbon are coloured in pastel green promarker.
Crafts and Me - distressing
Creative Inspirations - distressing.

I used HOTP papers, coffee and cream pearls, ribbon, flower and bumble-bee charm from stash.

Good luck to all this weeks entries in these challenges :)


19 comments:

Debs said...

Beautiful card, the blues and browns go so well together. Good luck with the challenges. Debs xx

PaulaM said...

What a beautiful card. I love your coloring - would love to know the colors you used. Thanks for sharing

Marion said...

Beautiful card. Love that colourway and fab image.
Marion

jojo79 said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Very pretty.

Jo
x

Beth S said...

Beautifully done. Love this colour combo. Very pretty and soft.

Paula said...

My favourite colours - the pearls work so well & that's a lovely idea putting them on the flowers in the paper. That's a super flower & the always love it when the image sits on the edge of the mount/nestie.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Alison

wow this is stunning, I like the colors you have used
it's really beautiful

greetings karin

Kreativmonster said...

Very beautiful card, I really love the color-combo and the colouring!

Paula said...

Alison - have a look at Sugar Nellie's blog - congratulations on one of the FK spot prizes.
Much love
Paula (PEP)
Thrilled when I saw it was you!

Paula said...

Sorry to clutter up your comments - but I just had to say something - for some reason I didn't see your inside when I first commented (blame Google Reader or my head!) but just wanted to say how lovely it is. I know exactly what you mean about the pale blue & pale green ProMarkers photographing the same - mine do too.
Thanks for your lovely encouragement.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

stampingheaven said...

This is gorgeous Alison!! Love this image and you have coloured her beautifully! Hugs Ali x

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, love the soft, pretty colours.

Lorraine A said...

absolutely gorgeous card Alison :-) the image is lovely and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and how you have decoupaged her legs. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for my choice of theme. Hugs Tracy x

Mephisto said...

Wow,
thats a really sweet card.
Thanks for joining in the SSC this week.

Domi

gina g said...

Wow this beautiful i just love the gorgeous papers and the beautifully coloured image too. Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafts and Me challenge this week. luv gina xx

Sheng said...

Love how you made the inside and used the punches.

Vixykins said...

What an absolutely beautiful card, its so pretty and lovely detail!

Thank You for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers Inside Out challenge - sorry its late I'm checking if anyone's missing any comments!

Paula said...

Congratulations on Making the Top 5 with this at Crafty Cardmakers. Well deserved.
Paula (PEP)

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