Sunday, 3 May 2009

Colour Create - Week Fourteen - Red, Cream and Chocolate

Over at Colour Create the theme this week is 'Red, Cream and Chocolate' chosen by Mina this week...the added extra option was to use ribbon.

I have decided to do a 'general card' and have used one of the Magnolia Stamps called 'Chasing Edwin'...

I used some DCWV paper as the back drop (the brown spotty paper) and then used the new WhiteWash Collection by Core'dinations and embossed it using the CuttleBug. Using a tiny bit of sand paper I took of the top layer of paper to give the dots a darker finish by taking off the 'whitewash effect'

I coloured Edwin with Copic Ciaos and used the white opaque pen from Inkssentials to highlight him (I am petrified of this pen and using it. I think I was very brave to use it here)...
I stuck down two strips of red ribbon from my stash using dst 6mm as I find this easier than using glues.

Then I got out my bead kit which I have collected over the weeks from buying from ebay and my local craft store to make up this charm of butterflies, beads and dragonfly. I dont think you can see it clearly, but behind the red dragonfly there is a tear drop silver charm which says 'made for you' on it. I cut out a scalloped circle with my nesties/cuttlebug and wrapped this funky fibre around inbetween the scallops.

Hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday... I've had a lovely morning making this card, and I think we are now off out to enjoy a BBQ and a few drinks with friends.

Y Enjoy the rest of the 'extended weekend!' Y


Biscuitlid said...

Oooh fab card Kim, so much detail. I think you've done a great job with the white pen - no need to worry!

The charm is a really lovely touch


Donna said...

oooh kimmi, love your charm and bed combo, you're so talented with them, have you thought of making some up and selling them, I think people would buy them, I know I would, as I don't have the tools to make them......and your coloring is fabulous and you did a great job with the white pen. The new Coredinations cardstock looks fab, might have to pick up one of them packs.
Hope you're having a great day out, it's a good day for a BBQ.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

A stunning card Kim. I love the image you have used and the fabby papers. Your beads and charms are fantastic too - I love it all.

Enjoy your drinkies and BBQ !

Thank you for joining us at Colour Create this week.


Jo x

Mina said...

fabulous card...Im so pleased you managed to overcome your 'fear' lol...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge xxx

Pascale said...

Hi Kimmie I love that charm adorable and your image looks great hugs Pascale

Gloria said...

Wow--Kimmie--Great card...this is all new to me, but with blogs like yours I think I will learn fast....

Kim Piggott said...

Wow what a fantastic card!
Love your gorgeous design and detail!
Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Create!
kim x

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful, and Donna is right, the beading is something you could sell!
love tina x

willow said...

Thsi is one gorgeous card, love the beads and the fibres

Sharon said...

OOOOOh! this is gorgeous. Those fibres are fabulous. Fantastic beading work too. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Viv said...

Wow! So cute and everytime I see your cards I think I must get out my bead stash and have a play!

Nilla said...

Great card, Edwin looks nice and lovely details! hugs from Nilla

Rica said...

Hi Kimmie - fantastic card. Fabulous papers and you've coloured Edwin beautifully. Love your details, especially the funky fibre and your dangly charm.
Thanks for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

aardvarkpest said...

Gorgeous card. Love the beads, charms and fibres.


Saskia said...

Beautiful card!! So unique and sweet!!