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Friday, 28 July 2017

Let's colour like we're crazzzeeeee ...!

Another new challenge over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenges and this week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles. The theme is, as always, "Anything Goes". Here's the project I made for this weeks challenge ...

I made this card for the launch of the Regal Peacock Stamp Soup collection on Hochanda a while back and all the images have been stamped, embossed with white and coloured with my Aqua Flow pens.

I began by creating my background to look as if there was sky and land. Next using 'Nikky's stab & stitch pokey tool', I randomly added holes around the edge, stopping to stamp the sentiment 'Happy' inbetween and joined up the holes with a white gel pen (faux stitching). Next using the bubble effect stamps, I randomly stamped and embossed - in white - the design over the background.

Next I stamped out my floral arrangement and embossed in white. I coloured the images with Aqua Flow pens. On a seperate piece of card, I stamped and embossed the same images, colouring as before. Using the Ribbon Gift Frame die, I created a frame and added this to my card with 3D foam. I also cut out all the other stamped images and began layering up the flowers and foliage to give both a layered effect and also add depth to the flowers.

As a finishing touch, I added Elegant Flourish die cuts, winding them through the foliage. I also cut the die cuts up so that I could add certain elements to my design. The flowers have been finished with red doodle gems. Finally, there is no focal sentiment because after making my card, I didn't know which theme it fitted best, so rather than 'chuck' anything on, I left the card blank.

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I'm going to play along with the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - anything goes
Fussy & Fancy - anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Aud Sentiment - no sentiment on front
C.R.A.F.T - summer


Jane Savage said...

This is so striking, Lou! Gorgeous! xxx

Kathy said...

This is just so very pretty. A perfect Summer colour palette!

Just clicked on the 'follow' button!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Lou this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Lou this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shabneez said...

A very pretty creation Lou - love the summery colours! Shabneez x

Claire Boelema said...

So pretty - love the unusual layout xxx

Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning card Lou, your design is fabulous. Cathy x

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

Is very pretty, love the flowers. Thank you for play with us in our Challenge

Creative world said...

Fantastic make xx

Tina Föcking said...

Such a pretty Card.
Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
Hugs, Tina – DT