Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Bright and bold, subtle and subdued

I had to have a play last night with my Sassys set 7 ... love Mark at Funky kits for getting these out soooo fast.  
If you have seen my earlier post today you will have seen that i stamped some of these images out onto kraft to see what it was like to colour on kraft ... here is Missing you ...

Doesn't she look all forlorn?  I coloured her in using distress inks, and then distressed the edges.  I made the background using distress inks, glimmer mists and kraft paper.  The hearts are cut out of off-cuts.  I added some layered gingham and some gingham ribbon to lift it a little, and punched some ickle butterflies.  Finally some flat backed gems to set off the shimmer.

CHallenges -
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle and shine
Crafts and Me - anything goes + kraft

And onto a complete contrast ...!!
I used 5th Avenue  and coloured her with my promarkers, before stickling her dress.  I kept it very simple, just using cardstock and no embossing folders (shock, horror, needed a sit down!!)  I put some dst in a sort of circle onto the white cardstock and then ruffled the red ribbon onto it.  Finally a blue bow, a charm and some card candy.

Challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - red, white and blue + a charm
Sugar Bowl - sketch (but no distressing)
Divas by Design - one for the girls

 

16 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Cathy not sure am at the right blog.. as not WOYWW post but find others do that anyway! thanks for popping over just adore the cards especially the second one, love Shaz in Oz. x

Macpurp said...

two very differnt cards! And both beautiful! I really love the kraft card! so pretty.

love teen x

HandmadebyTLC said...

Well done, I love the kraft paper and you distress this so well. Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design!
HUGS
Tammy Louise

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Cathy.

Hugs Riet.xx

oheidia said...

I realy like your card, Cathy and i think keeping it simple made the card beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us in PFP:)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Cathy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Her blue hair looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous cards, i luv the red/blue striking colour combo, sue,x

Vicky said...

Wow Cathy they are fabulous hun...and such a contast too...!

hugs Vicky xx

Rica said...

Hi Cathy, two fabulous cards and both so different!! The r/w/b one is so striking and the kraft one is beautiful, don't you just love working with kraft cs, I must try sparking it sometime - so impressive.

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Love
Heather xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Cathy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gro said...

Hi Cathy. Love your card. It is gorgeous. And the blue hair - WOW.
Thanks for joining us at PfP. Hugs :o)

coops said...

stunning card cathy.i love the sassy and her blue hair is fabulous.gorgeous details and design.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Carisa said...

Ooooh, bonus points for coloring on Kraft in my challenge! I love that!

Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges this week!

Hugs,
Carisa
CAM DT Member

Michele said...

Such gorgeous cards Cathy. Love the images and the designs. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous cards, just love the images you used on each of them, love the kraft card !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Vixykins said...

Lovely designs, fabulous! Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me Challenges X