Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Hop Day!

Welcome to today's Queen Kat Designs Monday Blog Hop, it's so nice to have you joining in today, myself and all the DT really enjoy creating our projects to share with you each week. 

I hope you arrived here via Penny's Blog, but if you came here first, this is great but you wouldn't want to miss any of the fabulous creations from other members of the DT would you?  So, please hop back to the start on the QKD Blog and follow the links from there so you get to see all the projects on your way, I'm sure you'll find lots to inspire you.

The DT brief for this week was to use the colour combo Green, Blue and Orange - not a combination I've used much before, but I have to say it was fun!

I decided to make a Tent card  (tutorial here)for today's project and used the Tilly Mermaid stamp which is available in the QKD Store*  Tent cards are relatively easy to make and the final result is quite different to a regular flat card, but it still folds flat for mailing easily.

Tilly is a sweet and sultry girl, sitting alone on her rock, deep in thought and surrounded by beautiful aquatic plants.  The orange shades I used, I think, are reminiscent of corals and shells.
The aperture and frame were created using Spellbinders Nestabilities dies and the image was cut out using a smaller die from the set.  The image layer is small enough to 'float' inside the aperture, suspended from the frame and attached by metal rings.  This can be seen a little clearer in the side-on picture on the right. 

I punched some large and small flowers from white card, then coloured them with the same shades of ProMarkers, to match the colours used on the stamped image.  The flowers on the top left are all from my stash, as is the green metallic rik-rac ribbon.  I finally added a little Crystal Stickles to the flowers and parts of the background paper to add a little sparkle.

* Whooo....Hooo.... there's a great sale going on in the QKD Store right now, a whopping 40% off the price of stamps from now til 31 March 2010 - so what are you waiting for?  This is a great opportunity to add, not only Tilly, but lots of other stamps to your stash at reduced prices - not only that, there are fabulous new stamps being released on wednesday! 

I'm now sending you on your way to see the fabulous creation that Steph has to share with you today.  Don't forget the Tuesday Blog Hop tomorrow when the rest of the QKD DT will have many more projects to share with you.  Just start at the QKD Blog and follow the links from there.

I look forward to welcoming you back again for next Monday's Hop when I will have another QKD creation for you to see.  All the DT love to receive feedback and it is great fun reading your comments, I love to hear what my visitors have to say!


Penny said...

fabulous!!! this is just incredible!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

i am innnnnnnnn loveeeeeeeeeee!! omgoodness!! such beauty wyenneth...such beauty as always.


and i LOVE the new blog layout!! super beautiful!

MrsETaylor said...

love how you color your mermaid images Wynneth. You always give me such inspiration. glad you are home safe and sound.

Alex said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE this!! I just got this nesties set and need to break it out. You are the best girl! Love to see everything you create!

Kathyk said...

So very retro and springy Wynneth, another triumph for you.

stephanie said...

Love, love, love it Wynneth. Such a super job.

Shannon said...

Love it!!!! Very springy and fun.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Well its a winning combo and that's for sure. Love it. Gorgeous flowers. Feels like spring has sprung!

Louise said...

love the bright colours and thanks for the link to the tutorial for the tent card- i was looking for something a bit different to try sometime.x

Lara said...

Ooooo, LOVE her! Your coloring is gorgous! Excellent job!

Kimme said...

Very pretty! I love that shade of green with the blue and orange.

2amscrapper said...

Such a lovely card you made with this color combo!

Nancyroo said...

Love it! very retro.