Sunday, 26 April 2009

Green Brown and Orange for Colour Creat



I bought this magnolia 'scene' stamp with the clouds, bench and grass, and when I had stamped it thought I would cut the front of the card totally away around the stamped image. I put some wild asparagus green spotty paper on the inside of the card, and perched Tilda on the bench. The scallop border is Martha Stewart doily lace. The sentiment circle was from Craftwork Cards.
I coloured Tilda in greens and orange to fit in with this week's challenge over on colour create which was to use these colours. Funnily enough, the plainer I left this card, the better it looked, I tried adding flowers and bling and it just didn't work. Sometimes, less is best.
I had a great time at the swarm, although, all I managed to produce in two days was two cards and the base of two word books. We did do a LOT of shopping though. There was a 'bring and buy' table, and someone had bought along a Zutter bind-it-all, which I have been looking for for ages at a good price, so now, that is my new passion, expect to see a lot of books on here anyday soon.

28 comments:

Jessie Lubyk, said...

Positively adorable Enfys

Kath said...

gorgeous card En....these adorable images are growing on me and hey you will love your Bind It All...have lots of fun and can't wait to see all the fabby books
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Karen said...

Such a cutie! What a cute image and that cloud is perfect! :>

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh course I am loving your beautiful card, I agree sometimes less is better and this looks great.... and I am so glad you had a good time at your retreat. I am looking at getting a bind it all from Teri on the cricut message board... don't know if it's a Zutter's...,

pinky said...

So beautiful, great way to create a scene.
Pinky

Deb said...

This is so gorgeous Enfys, love the fabulous colours! Have a great evening! Debx

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous Enfys. You're right, less is more on this card. It's funny how sometimes our cards just refuse to be embellished more, isn't it. I love this card.
Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Tara said...

Really love this style of card Enfys with the cut away - looks stunning!
Thanks so much for joining in with this week's CC challenge! xx

lisa said...

I have just posted a comment Enfys and the internet died so if you have this twice please forgive me I am not going nuts!!!!
I love your card, she is gorgeous and I agree less is more although sometimes it can be so hard to know when to stop!
Glad you enjoyed your crop and all that shopping!!!!

Lisax

Scrappymax said...

Another beautiful card En, I love to see what you come up with next. Glad to hear the swarm was good and a lot of retail therapy took place. Can't wait to see what you make with your bind it all.

Carol said...

hello Enfys (waving) - you are so right, less is best because this card looks adorable, colors are just right! Really like how you cut the image out to make it the opening flap and how you added the lacey border at the end there, great idea - gives it nice look. As usual, LOVE how you colored her - PRETTY!

Allison said...

aw how sweet
you will love your bind it all
AllisonX

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card - love the way you've cut it too :)
Carol x

Regina Easter said...

gosh maybe i should get in on this because i sure do love these colors...your project is cute.cute. cute...

~JulieH~ said...

Oh En this is gorgeous I love the way you have 'cut away the card' looks fabulous! congrats on getting a bind it all. Your suitcase is going to weigh a ton when you come home!!
Hugs
Juliexx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Terrie B x said...

` card Enfys Those colours are `gorgeous` Hope you had a great weeekend:)♥

Kim Piggott said...

What a gorgeous card!
Such sweet image and colours!
Great to know what a great time you had and have fun with your new purchase!
hugs
kim x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

A fantastic card and I love how you have cut it all out - very clever. Enjoy your bind it all !

Thank you for joining us on the CC challenge blog this week.

Jo x

Rica said...

Fantastic card Enfys - what a gorgeous scene you've created for Tilda and I just love the cut away from - it's brilliant.
Thanks for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is so cute! I love the cut away! You are going to LOVE your Bind It All!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys what a lovely combination of colours, they look so cool and bright. Beautiful card love and hugs Shirleyxxx

willow said...

This is a gorgeous card En, love the thinking behind this
maz

aardvarkpest said...

Gorgeous card and little scene.I agree less is sometime better.

Glenda

Tasha said...

Enfys i love the scene you have made on this card - its awesome and so pretty really makes the card
love tasha xx

Kimmi said...

Fab card. Made me smile! Colours are great!

Kim

Chris said...

Hi Enfys, your card is fantastic! I love the images and your colouring and design are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CC this week. Chris x

TheKatsWhiskers said...

Ooh! I LOVE both the tilda cards - I also like quite plain and simple cards so they both really appeal to me. Really lovely work :)