Monday, 12 July 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 25

The challenge on Crafty Cardmakers this week is to be inspired by a photograph.

Who could fail to be inspired by those gorgeous greeny-bluey shades? And then there are the hearts too!

And this week, we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen.


I chose Red Hearts  by Ching Chou Kuik/Sweet Pea Stamps, and coloured her with Promarkers - Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Pastel Green, Soft Green and Meadow Green with just a hint of Crimson for the hearts themselves. I made the papers using Photoshop Elements and chose colours to match the Promarker shades (from my chart) and then decided it needed black and white for matting. The black is some sparkly paper I've had for several years, and I used a Martha Stewart border punch. Two flowers were a gift from a crafty friend while the 'rose' was coloured with Promarker and made from scratch. The leaves were punched and coloured, and they were all given a hint of Stickles. The butterfly is one I bought in a local bookshop.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges: My Time to Craft whose theme is 'Angelic',
Flutterby Wednesday which is open so long as it has an angel or fairy,
Allsorts whose theme is 'July Love',
Whimsical Ink Sorority which is looking for hearts.
Aud Sentiments which is looking for no sentiments (my preferred card!),
Gingersnap Creations which is looking for a fairy,
Stamp with Fun which is looking for fairies.


Dora said...

Owww this is gorgeous, love this card and your colouring is so beautiful xx Must go have a look at the challenge thanks

Audrey said...

stunning! I love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Aus Sentiments.

Danni said...

What a beautiful, striking card! Love all the butterflies! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine, wow love that image and youve coloured it so beautifully. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Made by Mandy said...

What a great job you have done on such a gorgeous image. Love all the detail on this card and I am very impressed that you made your own backing paper.

Welcome to the team, glad to have you on board


Eiglas said...

Fab card Josephine! Great colouring.

Mina said...

wow Josephine this is stunning...what a beautifully coloured image and perfect colours for the challenge
Mina xxx

Cor* said...

This is so gorgeous. You girls know what to do these images that for sure! I love the butterfly MS punch and those flowers are great.

Spyder said...

This is gorgeous, love it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I love the addition of the black paper, really sets it off. xx

Mummylade said...

the hearts are a bit tiny but it's a lovely card. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week, good luck.

Emma and Susan said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this time at Aud Sentiments!!
Love Susan xxx

Andrea said...

A very wonderful card! Great details and color. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.

SuzanneK said...

Stunning card, just adore the image and your colouring is wonderful. Great DP too. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Beautiful fairy! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Fairy Challenge!

Keely Yowler said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the beautiful, soft colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Whimsical Ink Sorority.

craftykitten said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours and fantastic image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Julie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments


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