Thursday, 23 September 2010

A splash of colour

Two cards in two days? Well, that makes a change - I seem to have slowed down in the number of cards I'm posting recently. I may even have another card to post this week - if I can just get a decent picture of it.

Today's card is for the Colour Create challenge where the fantastic Sharon L has given us an ALL WHITE colour theme with an optional extra of EMBOSSING. I love making these cards because they put all the attention on the image and there is so much dimension and texture added to an all white card.

There are a couple of shots because this is an easel card. Here it is closed up.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - All White except the image
A Spoonfull of sugar - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - a Sketch by JayJay (loosely based on the sketch)
Stamp Something - September Digi Day
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - It's all about girls plus a digi
Corrosive Challenge - Clean up the dust (the dusty Leone Em stamen punch)
Polkadoodles - Embossing
Crafts and Me - Easel cards

Here is a close-up of the sentiment which I heat embossed in opaque white. It actually shows up really well in real life.

The image I used is one by the sponsor of the Colour Create Challenge, Sassy Studio Designs, and it is called Chrissy's Prom. Isn't she an elegant beauty! She's been coloured up with Victorian Velvet distress ink for her dress, Antique Linen and Tattered Rose for the skin and then I switched to promarkers for her hair. The splash of glamour dust on her gown really spritzed the image up beautifully.

Please ogle and drool at the amazing creations by the rest of the talented CC design team (it is such an honour to work with those talented ladies!). And I do hope that you'll all have a go and join in the challenge with us.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Vicky said...

Stunning card, so elegant, I just adore it...
Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, adorable card Sharon.

Margreet said...

gorgeous, elegant card your embossing..thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday!
xxx Margreet

Dena said...

How gorgeous Sharon!!! Wow! The feather is absolutely stunning on this card! Beautiful ribbon....all of it!!!
Hugs, Dena

brenda said...

Hi Sharon

Just gorgeous, a stunning creation.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

email: said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the feathers and lace too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Renkata said...

Sharon, wow you blow me away with this card. So gorgeous with fantastic details.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Sharon.

Hugs Riet.x

Giò said...

WOW Sharon...... she is sooo cute!!!
Fashion and elegant!!!!
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Sharon said...

Hi Sharon,

My she is a stunner! Your colouring is just so beautiful ~ I love the background. Great idea to heat emboss the sentiment in white ~ it looks fabulous.

Sharon x

Davi said...

Wowzer Sharon this is really spectacular!! So much detail and lovely image.

Teresa said...

Sharon this is stunning the white looks so elegant and your sentiment looks lovely.
Thank you for entering crafts and me challenges this week, good luck!
Teresa x

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A very beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

lina said...

La tua card è molto elegante e delicata mi piace molto!Grazie di aver partecipato al Challenge di TSM! A presto Lina

Joanne said...

You card is soooo beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Di said...

This is just stunning Sharon, love the coloured picture and the backgrpound, but also love your flowers! a fab gorgeous card!
Hugs di xxxx

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

gina g said...

Wow Stunning work Sharon i love the image. Thanks for joining us for our challenge at Crafts and Me. luv gina xx

Jenny said...

oh the white is so effective! Love the lace & flowers! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Polka Doodles this week.

Marcea said...

oh my word, this is stunning!!!! Thankyou so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week

x laura x said...

WoW i love this. Quick question. what card do you print on to as i would love to be able to print images and use my distress inks. This image is on my want list. and i will just have to download it.
Beautiful colouring.
x laura x

Julie said...

Gosh, Sharon -this is awesome - lovely layering at the sides, the embellies frame the image beautifully! And I think your image against that background is stunning!! Juliexx

BA said...

sharon your card is adorable!! so romantic, love the embossed background and the wonderful flowers
thanks for joining us at SAM