Saturday, 19 February 2011

My Favourite Colours




Hope everyone is having a great Saturday? :)

Right, so the challenge over on the Lili of the Valley blog this week is 'my favourite colours'.  Black and white for me - simples! ;)  I struggle with colour even in real life, and being an original goth, I still only wear black day in and day out....... I really would find anything else quite confusing. lol :)

Occasionally though, I like a brilliant splash of colour and I thought this needed 'something' to give it some va-va-voom.  If I ever buy real flowers I always go for Red and White (blood and bandages my mum used to call it), so in sticking with my 'favourites' theme, I have kept this true.

Thank you so much to everyone that left me comments, suggestions and advice yesterday regarding black cardstock, it was much appreciated, and though my internet was playing up this morning, I will reply and comment later. Coops suggestion of using promarkers for colouring card was exceptional though! :)

Back to the card:  I followed Bev's brilliant sketch over on the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge and used Black and white card and paper from stash.  I coloured the image with promarkers and green sakura glitter pen, and used my shiney new MS punch and flowers from WOC.  I will be entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Favourite Colours
Crafts and Me - Spread your wings
One Stitch at a Time - Make it pretty
Bearly Mine - Ribbon and Pearls
Dutch Dare - Sparkle, Glitter, Bling - I have used stickles, pearls and glitter pens on this
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Spring - I think this looks fresh and dewey ;)

Thanks so much for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend,



34 comments:

Debs said...

Wow this is gorgeous Alison. I love your new border punch, haven't seen that one before. Debs xx

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous, love black & white with red, always looks so dramatic and eye catching. Great new punch. Your cards are always gorgeous, and you do colours so well!
Avril x

KarinsArtScrap said...

alison beautiful as always, love the red roses you have put on en that butterfly charm.
love the punch edge, just another beautiful card.

greetings karin

Miranda said...

wow another beautiful card Alison, very gorgeous and such lovely details too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week

hugs
Miranda

Katina said...

Very striking and beautiful card Alison! The red flowers are the perfect finishing touch. xx

Suzilou said...

Another fantastic creation Alison, I love black and white and the splash of red is so daring hehe. Am so jealous of your MS punches have got to get me some of them :) xx

Janna said...

Hi Alison! Love ur colour combo and the fairy image! Thanks so much for playing along at DYSU Challenge Blog this week! Janna

Fleur said...

WOW Alison a gorgeous card, I love this image, Your colour combo is stunning
Hugz Fleur xXx

Dorcas said...

Very elegant color scheme! Thanks so much for playing with us at DDCC!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Stunning card. Love the black and white with a touch of red. Beautifully coloured image as always and great layout and details. Your new MS punch looks gorgeous. Donna

Louise said...

Oh wow I love this card Alison, it's so striking. I've been looking at that punch and now I know I've got to have it, LOL. Thanks for your visits and comments on my blog.

Paula said...

Your new punch is a stunner & I love th classiness of this. The red of the flowers & gems with that hint of green is beautiful. There's an undestated elegance here which is very individual & striking.
Paula (PEP)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Bearly Mine.......

Hugs
Judith

Heidi said...

Another beautiful card Alison!
The image is gorgeous:) The black and white is great with the red.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Heidi:)

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the colors are fabulous!

Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Padster said...

Fantastic - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb xx

Olga said...

WOW!!!!! This is a traffic stopper!!!!! Beautiful~!

Ann-Marie said...

Ooh I just love this the flash of red is just fab. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

Rach said...

A gorgeous card hun, fab combo..xx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Mina said...

wow Alison this is a stunner, beautifully coloured and I love that fairy...fab colour choice too
Mina xxx

Dezinaworld said...

Hi there, this is June from Dezinaworld. Congrats on winning the voucher for Dezinaworld. could you email me at dezinaworld@gmail.com please and i can direct you how to get your prize.
I have a family crisis at the moment so my apologies if this is a little late
take care for now
June x

Theresa said...

Hello Alison, I don't always get the chance to blog hop - your cards are absolutely amazing. Your favorite colors card is beyond words. I think it's fantastic. I'll need to keep up daily with you - I just love your work.

Marion said...

Oh Wow! This is stunning Alison. I just love her done in the black/white colour combo. Soo different. The red flowers look amazing against this colourway. Love it.
hugs
Marion

Donna said...

This is so pretty and the flowers are beautiful...thanks for joining in the fun with us at The Creative Cottage this week...good luck :) Donna x

Ellie said...

Hi Alison!

Your card is gorgeous, love the stunning color combo and the beautiful punched borders!
Just wanted to let you know that I have contacted Lora again about your prize from Paper Pretties for your digital tuesday win, and she said she is contacting them again. I sent you an email this morning but wanted to write here too in case you didn't get it. Let me know if you aren't receiving the images soon.
Hugs,
Ellie.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a totally gorgeous card Alison!
hugs
kim x

Debbie said...

This is such a striking card. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Dena said...

Alison! Wowza!!!! This is fantastic! Black and white is always such a striking backdrop for cards and then the splash of red is beautiful!!! Great card!
Thanks for joining the Lili of the Valley Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Iulia said...

Wow, Alison, how gorgeous is that! Love your favorite colors:)) Amazing choice of stamp too! I've just place an order at LOTV and I wish I could add this one too:( Maybe next time!
Your coloring and layout and superb too!
Hugs, Iulia

Crafteezee said...

Totally gorgeous, love the colour combo, so striking with the addition of red. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me and Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x

Debbie said...

Oh my - this is stunning! I love everything about this piece. xx

crafty amy said...

Oh wow this is another stunner!! I adore the way the red just pops :D
Thank you for joining us at bearly mine and Crafts and me good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

Vixykins said...

What a stunning colour choice and the details are amazing, gorgeous! Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me, hope to see you again x

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