Use Yellow as your MAIN COLOUR
Use Stitching Faux or real
We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop, or if you're lucky enough to see them, at a show!
They have a ton of items in store and one of their newest are their FRAMIE STAMPS which are designed to fit exactly into Nestabilites with many more coming in you need to check these out! Please don’t forget our new Roolz and if you wish to combine your entry with other challenges can you limit this to 9 others (10 in total). Sadly those entries that do not meet this challenge will not be eligible for the above prize and we will not be able to comment on your creation no matter how lovely it might be.
For my card I used a couple of digistamps from Make It Crafty to make a background, Ivy Swing and Daffodil Dell. I also resized a Mo Manning digi called Lacie so that she would fit on the swing. I love that you can fiddle around with digis and make something fit really easily.
I printed the background scene and Lacie onto watercolour paper and coloured them both in using Inktense Watercolour Pencils in various tones of yellow with some green for the grass and leaves, of course.
I made myself a frame from the waste of a nestie shape in both lemon marble paper and plain yellow paper, the latter I cut slightly larger to form a border to my frame and stuck the whole lot onto some scalloped textured card from DCWV. There was not the right colour of yellow to match so I used a white one and colour toned it with Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold DI.
My stitches were made with a lovely stitching stamp which I had forgotten I had until Vix mentioned that she had this set of stamps with stitches – and there was I struggling with the ruddy sewing machine last week and all the while I had a small array of stitches to hand ready to stamp! I stamped this so that it went over the frame and background.
I made two floral embellishments with prima petals for the base, after I had tinged the edges with Dried Marigold DI, a length of sparkly ribbon tied in a bow and a daffodil from Wild Orchid Crafts which I changed the colour of the centre to match my image, using Dried Marigold again. Where would we be without good old S!r T!m and his Distress Inks…..
I added a couple of butterflies which I then stuck gems down the centres for their bodies and also a couple of dragonflies to finish it all off.
Now have you ever opened up one of those little pots of gems upside down! Twenty minutes later after I had separated them all and chased the dog to get back the ones she has picked up and ran off with and I was ready for a cuppa.
Speaking of the dog, grrrrr she has been in chew heaven this last few days. Firstly she chewed through the usb cable that connects my camera to the pc (thank heavens for my new all singing, all dancing printer that has a card reader incorporated, then she found herself a Paint Fusion card I had been working on for ages and chewed away both the top corners and just to add insult to injury I found her in the garden having a good chew on some St. Ives Swiss Formula Apricot Scrub, so I’m guessing her tummy is the cleanest and smoothest in town. Gooooooooooooo Poppy, do please go!! LOL
I’m entering this into the following:-
Colour Create Challenge Blog – Use Pastels
Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
Crafts and Me – Use Yellow
Craft Us Crazy – Happy Easter and/or Spring (obviously I have gone with Spring)
Heart 2 Heart Challenges – Spring Has Sprung
Lexi’s Creations – Monochromatic (If you think there is too much green, please feel free to delete)
Paper Playtime – Anything Goes
Stampin’ B’s Design Team – Make a card using stamps to create a background and NO designer paper
The Crazy Challenge – Just Add Flowers
The Rubber Cafe – Spring Flowers
Catch you back here on Wednesday for The ABC Challenge