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Sunday, 18 March 2012

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 105

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we're challenging you to make it girly! (An ideal challenge for Mother's Day too!)

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Now, there's a lot of scope with this theme, but for me, there's nothing girlier than flowers!
So, I took Delicious Doodles gorgeous image Floral Watering Can which is available at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. I coloured it with Promarkers, first deciding to have a pink and purple theme for the blooms. Then I decided that the watering can just had to be green, but since the flowers were already fairly dark, I decided to go for a limish green. The result was very bright, and I initially despaired of finding some paper to work with the colours. (Note: illogically, I didn't do it the other way round. I rarely do!) Then, I remembered a paper pad I got with a magazine a while ago. I can rarely resist magazines that give paper pads (unless they're full of cute critters, of course), but I have to say that the colours in this pad are so bright I wondered if I'd ever manage to use them (I think it's a Kate Knight pad with the word Tropical in there somewhere.) Anyway, to my amazement, it seemed to work perfectly, so I added a lime green mat or two, die cut a mat in a strong purply-pink, then some die cut flowers (Spellbinders) and butterfly (Marianne) and a couple of sticky gems.

Having done it, I think I'll probably be using more of that pad, as I like the result - even if sunglasses are needed!

I hope you can join us this week, and I wish every mum out there a very happy day! I'm off the the Stitch and Craft show at Olympia with my daughter, so I'll have to wait to link this card to challenges when I get back!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp where anything goes,
Totally Stampalicious where they want flowers,
Digital Tuesday where the theme is 'think spring',
I Love Promarkers where anything goes,
Shelly's Images where anything goes,
The Poodle's Parlour where anything goes.

14 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful colored image. Goes so well with your backing paper.
Hugs Nat

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautifully crafted card, I love the bright colours and all of those pretty flowers.

Marie

Hazel said...

Lovely cheery card. I love that backing paper, I have it too. Hazel x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Perfect Spring card, lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Marjo said...

Love those colors Josephine, it's Springalicious!

hugs, Marjo

Lori said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just beautiful! Great papers and coloring! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful Card Josephine! Hugs Julie x

Jennie said...

Beautifully coloured and perfect card for Mothers Day. Jennie xx

Candy C said...

Your card is so pretty!!! Makes me think that spring is right around the corner! I love the paper you've used...so bright! I also love your stamped image and how you've colorized it to match the paper. Your die cut is wonderful, too. Great design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

CG said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors, and how the green stands out. Love that butterfly! Best, CG

Tine said...

Hi Josephine. Lovely bright floral card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours, so bright and bold. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Choccy said...

Gorgeous Josephine. I do love the colours that you have used to create this card.

Choccy xx

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