Monday, 4 January 2016
Garden of love
Hi everyone. Today sees the launch of a new challenge at My Besties UK, our first of the year. As always, this month's challenge is Anything Goes and we also have the option of Circles this time.
For my card I chose this gorgeous image called Garden of Love. You can follow the link to purchase the digi stamp. After all the Christmas red and gold, I was ready to work with something really pretty so I've chosen pastel pinks and greens for this one.
For the background, I've used papers from the Trimcraft First Edition Mulberry Kisses paper pad. I've backed these with kraft card and I've used a Crafter's Companion BeBunni Floral border die to add interest. The flowers have been cut using Sue Wilson Daisy dies and the card finished with pearls and a piece of ribbon from my stash.
I'm determined to improve my colouring this year, having only started colouring less than a year ago, so have signed up to Kit and Clowder classes. Previously I've used a circle blending technique but have switched to feather blending this time. Still a lot of practice needed but I'm pretty happy with this image. Spectrum Noir colours used are:
Skin FS2 FS4 TN2 CR2
Hair TN1 EB1 EB2
Clothes, Hearts and Leaves FS6 CR2 CR3 LG1 LG2 CG2 EB1 EB2
I would like to enter ths card for the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
ABC Challenge Y is Your Choice
Creative Knockouts All Things New (new colouring technique)
Allsorts Challenge What's New (new colouring technique)
Delicious Doodles Leftovers (ribbon)
My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner January Challenge
My Besties Aussie Challenge Use Flowers
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