Thursday, 1 April 2010

I'm a pastel card really....

I hope you've all popped over to the brand new challenge blog for Crafts and Me with not one, not even two but THREE prizes up for grabs! The theme is Faeries or Wings which given our addiction to sweet pea fairies should be a breeze!
Come and say hello to us over here! wave

Its my turn again to show off my latest creation and I've chosen one of the brand spanky new stamps called "Time Flies" which is available here
You can also get it on a full plate number 11 with 3 other fab stamps and a sentiment (also used here)

OK for this week I've made a pastel card, really it is but is cunningly disguised! whistle I coloured the Time Flies image with promarkers in pastel colours as I had a challenge in mind and it looked perfectly fine then I decided to fiddle with the shawl, just add a bit of colour here and a touch there and hmmm, should have left it as it was! However help is always at hand in the form of some shimmerz paint and glamour dust so the shawl is all sparkly now.

I love making my own backgrounds and had been rummaging in my cupboards and spotted an old tricolour inkpad I havent used for years so thought I'd give that a blast and made the background overstamped with stars and then stamped on a stampscapes stamp around the edge.

Its a gatefold card and the sentiment from the front is on the sheet 11 which I stamped and embossed onto aubergine card which I thought would go nicely with the background inside. I've used a cuttlebug folder called Jules Jewells on plain black card, the inside panels Ive gone over with metallic rub ons in various colours.
When I finished I remembered I was supposed to make a pastel card but it kinda took on its own direction! doh

Entering this into...

Sir Stampalot - Fantasy. Sir Stampalot is offering a Cricut for the prize this month WOW!!

Flutterby Wednesday - Blue, green & white (Blue dress, green on wings and hair and I've stamped white stars and sentiment)

Cooking it up with Katie - Something New (stamps) Something old (Star stamp is ancient and the inkpad for the background is about 6 years old!) Something sweet (Image and jules jewells embossing folder)

Papertake - Open theme

Passion for Promarkers - Use 2 images (Stamps, well there's actually 5!)






Must dash as I'll probably be covered in ink by now as I'm having a distress and moonshadow day!




vix

26 comments:

Clare said...

Fabulous card Vix with a gorgeous image. I love the shape of this one. Thank you for joining us in the first Sir Stampalot challenge.
Clare x

Teresa said...

Vix a stunning card and the image looks fantastic, I love the stampscapes stamp it finishes it off lovely.
Teresa xx

Dotpat said...

Fabulous Vix, I really love your work

pinky said...

Love the shape of this one Vix, really leads to great expectations when you open it and see that gorgeous stamped image so beautifully colours. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot!

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous background, Vix and I do like that stamp :)

Katie said...

What a gorgeous card!
I love the fold of the card and the colors are stunning!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Angela said...

Vix, this is just gorgeous!! I love the gate fold!! Just stunning!!
Hugs:)
Angela

The Crafty Den said...

What a stunning card. The image is just beautiful and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sally H said...

Wow, Vix! This is totally stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at SSC, and good luck!

Crafteezee said...

Hello Teamie, you've been a busy girl. Love that background. I started to play yesterday but realised it's better to do the background first so you don't ruin your image..ummmmmmmm. Background stamp is a must. Gorgeous card Hun. Hugs Tracy x

Danni said...

Such a beautiful, magical card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

cockney blonde said...

Stunning Vix, as always, x

chris said...

What A beautiful suprise when you open your card, its gorgeous.
thanks for joining us in the sir stampalot challenge.
hugs chrisxx

Randi said...

This is an EXQUISITE Sweet Pea card! Love the pastels with the black! Stunning! Thanks for playing along with the FBW challenge this week!

Neet said...

Stunning as always Vix.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card!! Beautiful colours and I love the shape of it too.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my cards. That was the first 'wow' I've ever had left for me, so you made my day!!! :o)

Ruby said...

Thanks for the tips Vix! I look forward to seeing your tutorial! :o)

Hobby Paleis said...

Love your use of colors and beautifully colored image too. Thanks for participating in the Papertake Weekly Challenge

Hugs Renate - GDT Papertake Weekly

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a gorgeous card I love that image and the colours thank you for joining us in our very first challenge at Sir Stampalot.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Marion said...

Fabulous card Vix. Stunning colouring.
Marion

Emma said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous image and colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Anne said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking It Up With Katie. Hugs x

Birgit said...

absolutely stunning! I love the colours and how you put it all together. It is like a big gift when one opens it up with that beautiful fairy image and your colouring is just great!

Jeanette said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at FlutterBy.

Francesca said...

Fantastic card , such a wonderful image and coloured beautifully
thanks for joining us at the sir stampalot challenge
hugs
Francesca

Tracy said...

Superb creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot's first challenge, love the image and all the colouring behind. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x