Thursday, 14 January 2010

Summer Day Emma

I said it would be a week of opposites, didn't I. After the full on distressing yesterday I'm back with clean lines and a sweet image. I wish it was summer as depicted in the image on my card because, even though it looks pretty, I'm getting a little fed up with the snow now. Brrrrr! Roll on those balmy summer days.

Today it is Colour Create day and the lovely Chris has picked a gorgeous colour combo for us. The colours are KRAFT, BLUE and WHITE with an optional extra of texture.

I'm also entering this card into:
the Papertake weekly challenge because I used their wonderful sketch as a basis for the card.
The Cupcake Craft Challenge - this week's theme is girly (I think my image is lovely and girly) I have opposites in my texture too. Softness in the flowersoft, organza and the fluffy fibre. Hardness in the metal charm & pearls, scratchiness in the stickles and bumpiness in the embossing.

I'd seen a brilliant tutorial in this month's Craft Stamper Magazine on grungepaper roses. I don't have any grungepaper but I thought I'd try the technique out on normal white card, with distress inks, glimmer mist and a flower stamp. Here is the result.
The challenge is sponsored by the Rubber Room and there is a $20 Canadian to be won to spend in their store.
Please look at the fantastic cards made by the design team. Those girls just keep on amazing me with their beautiful work every challenge.

Thanks for looking
Sharon xx


Elborgi said...

wonderful image and colours!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful card Sharon!
Gorgeous colours and detail and your rose is amazing!
kim x

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Your flowers look amazing. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful Sharon! I love love love the bed of flower soft that Emma is sitting in, what a neat idea. The texture and colors are beautiful! LOVE that flower too. You will need to share that tutorial with us, maybe share it on SNR...hmmm! It's fabulous! :)

Deb said...

beautiful card, so love the gorgeous colours and of course wonderful image, hugs Debx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sharon,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Sharon, this is just totally gorgeous hun!! I so love the beautiful coloring and amazing details you've added to this Emma!! Great job!! HUGS

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

I wouldn't mind winning a $20 Canadian ;o)

Fantastic card Sharon, just loved this colour combo this week and you have certainly showed off all the colours beautifully. Fabby image and amazing detail.


Jo xxx

nessy said...

love the softness of this gorgeous card ~delightful creation sharon!
vanessa xx

Di said...

Sharon this flower is awesome i love it! i must check out the mag!
Fabulous card love the flower soft image and embossing its all lovely. And yes roll on those summer days i'm sick of the dark nights and snow now too!!

Take care
Hugs Di xxxx

Rica said...

Just gorgeous Sharon, love all your textures and that fabulous image. That flower is absolutely stunning!!
hugs Heather xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is brilliant love that sketch too as i have just used it,love your rose hun so much wonderful detail hugs cheryl xx

Louise said...

OMG, what a fabulous card!! That rose is amazing and the colours just perfect.

Louise xx

Pauline C said...

Very pretty hun - love that fabulous flower you have made!
pauline x

Dena said...

Sharon! Hey this is just fantastic!!! You did a great job on the texture for sure!!! Love the flower soft and all the other wonderful embellies you used. Perfect card!
Hugs, Dena

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Sharon
The image is adorable, love the flowers and all your details too.

Karen x

Chris said...

Fantastic card Sharon and such a beautifully coloured sweet image. Love your flower, amazing and all the texture, just gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris x

Mina said...

amazing card Sharon, you used the colours beautifully and I love this Whimsy stamp shes coloured beautifully
Mina xxx

scrappyjan said...

this is a WOW card girlie!!! LOVE IT!!! I love that you have used the flower soft around the bottom of the image.
have a great weekend, hugs Janiel

Debi said...

Lovely job on this! Thank you for playing along with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge.