Sunday, 21 March 2010

StampARTic challenge

Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes for Kara, you're all so lovely!!! I'm so glad you all liked the card, so did everyone who visited the house yesterday! We had a brilliant day and Kara and Connor both had so much fun it was wonderful! Here is the card I want to share with you today.

I really wanted to join in the StampARTic challenge this week as it really is a challenging colour combination! (well actually I always want to but never have the time LOL). The challenge is to make an Easter card and use lilac, dark blue and black with a hint of yellow and green!! My first problem was when I discovered I haven't a single piece of lilac paper in my stash - can you believe that??? - I couldn't, it obviously isn't my colour! So I set about creating my own using a plain piece of pale pink paper, some stamps, distress ink and embossing powder and this was the result!
I think it was too sunny when I took this LOL the actual colour is how it looks on the card photos!
I used this cute little Hanglar & Stanglar image and coloured her with distress inks and added some glimmer mist to her clothes, hat and shoes. I stamped a Stempelglede grunge stamp around the edge with faded jeans distress ink to link in with the dark blue cardstock.

The large rose I made myself with my EK success punch and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts in the centre. The two small roses are also from WOC. The leaves are my touch of green and have been punched using a McGill punch. The butterfly is obviously my touch of yellow. It is a Hero Arts stamp and I've coloured it with distress inks.
I created my own crystal swirls using gems from the Hobby House and here you can also see some of the details on the paper I made.
I wrote the sentiment myself with my calligraphy pen and stamped around it with the Stempelglede flourish stamp and added stickles. I punched the circle with a Woodware punch.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Jannie said...

What a cute card Jane, so wonderful!
Beautiful papers and a lovely image.

Hugs Jannie.

Renkata said...

Your card is so special, Jane. I will be happy if i got it :) hee hee. Really great job!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Jane, this card is gorgeous. I love the colour combo and the lace is the perfect touch. xo Jackie

Anonymous said...

Oh wow what a lovely card, I love the big punched flower, so elegant !!!
Mag :)

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh that's beautiful! Gorgeous colours and what a cutesy image xxx

Jorunn said...

Beautiful card! Love the home made lilac paper!! The image is adorable too!!

Thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...

Just Gorgeous! love everything about it. Chrissy xx

Georgia said...

Ooh wow Jane, this is so pretty! I love the colours and embellishments and the butterfly is lovely! :) Love, Georgia xx

Andrea said...

I love this it's gorgeous x

Kim Piggott said...

This is so very beautiful Jane!
kim x

Melly said...

Oh huni this is so sweet I so love it! the butterflies just make it for me hee xxx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Jane you have really excelled yourself, I love your cards & this lovely I love the colours. Janet

Annika said...

Fabulous card, so much detail and texture! Wonderful colouring too. Loving it!

craftymum said...

Hi Jane
gorgeous card. love how you have done your swirls
Love sarah XXX

Di said...

Beautiful card jane love your flower its gorgeous! and your butterfly!
Hugs Di xxx

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW the purples look stunning and your colouring as always is nothing short of amazing! I absolutely love it as always Jane :) Sorry for the slack comments, fell behind for a while and am slowly catching up ;)
Hugs Kel xx

Paola said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!