Friday, 28 May 2010

Get your sunglasses on!!

Well, I did try to warn you!  This is a very bright card I know, but what a powerful colour combo!

The weekly sketch challenge on Craftbubble's Let's Get Stamping forum includes the added twist of using a new technique or product, or something you haven't used in a while, plus a colour you don't use often.  I followed the sketch for this card and decided to use the bright colour combo of lime green and magenta - not a combo I use often, although they do work spectacularly well together!

The image is one of the new Sugar Nellie stamps by the artist Leanne Ellis which I acquired recently from Funky Kits, this one is called 'Tell me something'.  I just love her frilly skirt and, to me, she called out to be coloured in vibrant shades.  I used my ProMarkers and Copics to colour her and found a piece of magenta background paper in my stash that was relatively plain.  The two layers of green metallic card were embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, this little hearts design is just so sweet.  My 'not often used' technique was decoupaging with stamped images and I stamped her skirt and flower twice, cut them out and layered them up on the original image, although it isn't obvious from the picture.  Another change of style for me was not using any glitter on the card, I do love my bling! mind you, there is a tiny bit of Spica glitter pen on her ring and the frills on her gloves - well, I just couldn't help myself!!!!  The flowers are from Prima and the sentiment is from a Whiff of Joy kit which fitted the card perfectly.

I hope you've enjoyed sharing my card today and that my colour choice didn't trigger a migraine!!  Have a great day, whatever you have planned.  I'd love to know what you think of this card, leave me a comment and I'll be so happy.


Brandi said...

No migraines here ~ I just love this card! The brighter the better... hehee!



scrappyjan said...

LOVE YOUR BIGHT and VERY BEAUTIFUL card!!! Stunning coloring!!!
hugs, Janiel

Annie said...

who needs the sun with a card like this! that is a zingy colour combo with the adorable image. enjoy the weekend.
hugs, annie x

Katiejane said...

This certainly is bright Wynneth but very beautiful :)

miscanthuscrafts said...

ooooh love the colour combo and fab card! ClareX

Lauren Hatwell said...

You do make me laugh. No migraine here either. Just jaw dropping admiration.... Fabulous card Wynneth. Lauren x

Kathyk said...

Nope, noe headaches here either - a smashing card though Wynneth.