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Saturday, 23 January 2016

K is for kraft with Ching Chou

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Last week I had a bit of a nightmare regarding The Pencil Case challenge. I seemed to muddle everything up; wrong theme but right image so I remade my project. Went to blog my project and realised that although I now had the right theme, I had used the wrong image ...aaaahhhhh! So am now hoping that I have it now correct because if not, I'm not sure I could cope. So with fingers crossed, I am hoping this is third time lucky...

The theme for this challenge over at The Pencil Case is "K is for kraft" and we were given a Ching Chou image to play with and I  have coloured "Key of Love", with, of course, my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils.

Due to my errors regarding this challenge, I took inspiration from Nikky and used a limited colour palate to create a sepia effect; which coincidently goes with the "K is kraft" theme.

Colours used:

I layered my papers which are an old. retired kit by Jessica Sprague called "circa 1934" and adore them. I have stamped around the outside of the main panel using a great little stamp from Technique Tuesday, to add interest. The main sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

The heart die is from X-cut and was recently sent to me on my birthday, so had to use it, plus all the little hearts it produced.

I haven't added many embellishments as felt the card didn't need them but added a Dutch Doobadoo, Key and lock lasercut, of course coloured with pan pastels.

Phew ....!  Right better get going as I have a date with a set of heart bunting ... watch this space.

x x x

Products and links:
Key Of Love - Instant Download / Tattoo Girl Love Heart Bird Dove Rose Key Vintage Fantasy Art by Ching-Chou Kuik

Crafting with friends - anything goes
Cut it up - love is in the air
Simply Create Too - something new (digi image)
World Wide Open Design Team  - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes


Claudia Rogier said...


Great card. Lve the colours you used. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

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Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Lou, love the beautiful image and the colour palette works well with Kraft card.
Linda xxx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

The third times' a charm! This is gorgeous, as I'm sure your other attempts were! I love how you colored this image - monotone with just a couple pops of color.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love is in the Air challenge!


Lea Brawn said...

I'm so sorry but I did chuckle at your misfortunes. But your card urged out amazing in the end. Fabulous x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I do love the image and the colour palette you have used. Well done for persevering. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hello Lou, Wow a stunning card and image which you have coloured so beautifully. Love the papers and the beautiful colours.



Gorgeous and beautiful card Lou thank you for joining us over on the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
Dianne xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Your coloring here is just stunning and I love your card's layout. Huge CCK fan, her stamps are just amazing. Cheers, Holley

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow wow wow, what can I say.
Great work, love it.
Thank for for entering the World Wide DT Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Leader

Sylvia Ames said...

Gorgeous image beautifully coloured, fabulous card.

Sylv xx

sam said...

Wow I am loving this card the rich colours bring it to life x

Julie said...

Lovely card and design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Julie T

sandra carey said...

Wow truly stunning hugs Sandra xx

Ngaere Bennetts said...

I love this card. From the colours to the layers it is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls.

Billie A said...

I love this card and the layout. The soft colors and your card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh there's a sweet surprise for you over on the Southern Girls blog! Congratulations. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sweet surprise awaiting you on the Southern Girls blog. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT