Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Daring Cardmakers

Hi everyone.

Daring Cardmakers is feeling green this week. That's's a colour challenge using green, any shade is perfect. Now when I think about it, I know that any colour looks good with green. I mean, look at nature, whether it's untamed wilderness, or carefully cultured and lovingly tended, Mother Nature put's every colour together perfectly against a backdrop of every shade of green....and who are we to argue when she does it so well.

However for this challenge I only added a touch of red to contrast and set off the green and make it more interesting, and a touch of blue to tone.

The papers are from K-ology which I got when I won Ila's blog candy, and K & Co. As you can see, I used my brand-spanking-new Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, which is my most pized possession at the moment, and nobody but nobody else is allowed to touch it.

The mat was cut with my nesties, and stamped with Impression Obsession and Art Impressions stamps to create a leafy background. I added some teeny, tiny ladybirds with a stamp from DeNami Design that I've had for ages and only used occasionally, and coated them in glossy accents to create their shiny little bodies.

The scroll was cut from part of the paper I didn't use on the background, and the flowers and ribbon were again from Ila's blog candy.....I don't make many cards of this colour, but I'm really rather pleased with this one. Hope you like it.

Happy Crafting.



Bev said...

It's fab Debbie, love the papers and colours and the layout too. The ribboon blossom just finishes the card off perfectly

Paula said...

Oooh I love the colours on this one, Im a green person myself!! Those ribbon bows are beautiful! Did you make them yourself? Very very nice Debbie X

Paula said...

pS I Have GOT to have one of those punches!!

Rach said...

this is beautiful Debbie, tilda looks like she is waiting in a little clearing waiting for her true love.. so sweet. well done with the colour challenge.. my hubby laughs at me when i say similar to what you said at the beginning of your post.. similar thing with browns and blues.. earth colours i call them as they are all around naturally in nature..and tend to mix well with other colours

cats whiskers said...

No wonder you are pleased with it dear, it is stunning, love the papers image your colouring and those fabulous ribbon bows
Hugs Jacqui xx

Sharon said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Debbie. It's so beautifully put together and I love the stamping on your nesties mat.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! Love the pop of red and Nesties are so very cool.

Jozza said...

Beautifully coloured image and your card is gorgeous. I love your flowers and ribbon. Thanks for playing with the DCM x

Cardmaking Galore said...

lovely card!

Lynsey said...

Great card Debbie! I love all the stamping details and those gorgeous ribbons!
Hugs Lynsey:)

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