Sunday, 23 May 2010

Art Deco Mad Fancy

Hi there!  I'm back from vacation and raring to go with my blog hop project for this week - did ya miss me  while I was gone huh? ! 

Welcome to today's Queen Kat Designs Blog Hop, hope you arrived here after checking out  Lara's amazing project, but if not you really should start at the beginning on the QKD Blog so you don't miss any of the fabulousness the other DT members have created for you.

We have the awesome pictures on the right as inspiration for our projects this week - aren't they just wonderful?  I do love Art Deco style.  Why not use them as inpiration for your own project - leave me a comment, including a link to your work, and I'll certainly drop by, take a peek and leave you a comment!  Don't you just love reading all the lovely comments left on your blog?  I know I do!  It's so wonderful that visitors take the time out to write something, makes it all worthwhile!

I decided to take a few reference points from the pictures as my inspiration for today's card.  I love the blue and peach shades together, so this was the colour palette I chose for my card.  The clean lines and great architecture in the pictures inspired me to use 'Mad Fancy' mermaid as I feel the image is very 'architectural' and I think she really suits this colour combo, don't you agree?  She is also one of my new stamps I collected when I met with Queen Kat herself during my vacation and I couldn't wait to get her inky!  The flowers on the background paper I found in my stash are also quite 'Deco' and ideal to use on this card.  I coloured 'Fancy' with my Copics and ProMarkers and added touches of Spica glitter pen. 

Just for fun I added the little palm tree which I stamped using one of the accessories included in the April WIS kit.  It's just soooo.... darn cute !  Quite a simple layout (for me!) but I wanted clean lines and no fussiness, to reflect the Art Deco inspiration.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I do appreciate your support.  Now I'm sending you off to see what gorgeousness Kimme has created for you - have fun while you hop along!  Hope to see you again next monday for another new Hop, don't forget that the rest of the DT will be running their Hop tomorrow, you wouldn't want to miss it, trust me!  Just start at the QKD Blog and follow the links.

Have you checked out the Store lately?  Queen Kat Designs now produce all their amazing designs in rubba, but there are still a few clear polymer stamps which are on sale at a hugely reduced cost, you'll have to hurry though as they are going fast!  There are still a few of the May WIS kits left, please don't risk missing this kit, it is totally fabulous - and when it's gone, it's gone!


CraftyMomOf2 said...

Oh Wynneth!! You have OUTDONE yourself AGAIN!!!

Your coloring is stunning, the shading is gorgeous!! The use of the palm tree is just the icing on the cake.


Crafty Hugs!


Annie said...

love that pink and blue colour combo and it works so well with the Deco style! fabulous card. I hope to be at yours for around 3pm, but could be later depending on Drs and Chemist!
hugs, annie x

Penny said...

what a great design! love the colors and I can really see the influence of the inspiration!

juniejo said...

Hi Wynneth !!! I am totally loving the colour combo !!! I need to get me some of these stamps you do the most wonderful job creating with them. Too near holiday time LOL Glad you had a fantastic vacation !!! HUGS

Erika said...

Always such a treat to stop by your blog Wynneth. Great addition to the hop today

Martine said...

ooo such a gorgeous card, i love the colours you have used, such pretty papers and embellies and a gorgeous image too :)



2amscrapper said...

wow! what a wonderful take on the sketch!

Sammibug said...

Wow! Great color scheme!

Kathyk said...

Could've sworn I'd left a messageon here already, declaring this to be a winnind card - just fab. Like you, I LURVE all things art deco and this is just great.