Monday, 20 September 2010

Colourful Verona


Now I know this collection of colours screams "Halloween", but me being such a rebel, I decided not to make a Halloween card for the Queen Kat Designs blog hop this week!  As part of the Hop, my card is posted on the Whimsical Ink Sorority blog and if you'd like to do the hop just start here and follow the links.

It's so long since I brought the lovely Verona out to play from my stamp stash that I thought I'd use her for today's project.

This fabulously wild piece of colourful paper has been languishing in my stash for a long time - I just didn't want to use it up, but it was just so perfect for today's challenge as it has all the right colours in the design.

I coloured Verona with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers, keeping the background very pale to emphasise the main image. Verona is such an elegant, chic and serene mermaid and I love the contrast with the wildly eclectic background paper. I added a piece of this lovely shiny orange ric rac ribbon from my stash and coloured some white flowers with an orange Promarker to match the paper. The fronds were cut with a Martha Stewart punch from white card and coloured to match the image. The final touch was adding Diamond Stickles to the flowers, the frills on Verona's outfit and the bubbles in the background.

Hope to see you again soon when I'll be bringing you another project with a different theme - til then Happy Crafting!



Lia said...

great card wynneth I love your coloring
hugs Lia

Kathyk said...

Ah, now THAT's lateral thinking - AND may I say how very well it works too - fab card


Kathyk said...

Forgot to say ..... NINE DAYS and counting!!!!


Linda said...

Verona looks great against the background paper.

Somehow I've acquired some mermaid stamps now after seeing some of your images IRL!

Annie said...

she is gorgeous Wynneth and even more so in real life!
hugs, annie x