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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Green and Blue Combo...

Hi Everyone,
Spotted the challenge at Sir Stampalot and decided to have a go as it was using a colour combo that I would not normally have thought of putting together - green and blue.
Here is my creation:
Apologies for the quality of the photo but these dark nights are not a great help.
Anyway, I based the layout of my card on the challenge over at Creative Inspirations.  I used dark blue coredinations card and various green tones of paper from my stash.  Of course, I had to do a bit of distressing to the blue card because I just can't resist.  The centre panel has been done using Docrafts Papermania Urban stamps.  I used green chalk ink to lightly stamp the grasses at the bottom.  Also inked round the panel with distress ink to soften the edges a bit.  The butterfly was stamped with versamark on blue cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The flowers were from WOC and my stash.  Finally added a couple of brads and some gems and liquid pearls to the butterfly.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - Blue and Green
Creative Inspirations Challenge 138 - use sketch provided
Die Cut Dreams Challenge 102 - recipe, 2 brads, 3 gems, 4 flowers.

Added 17.11.11
I tried to take a better photo when I got home from work tonight but the light was still fading fast.  What do you think?
Still not sure it is that much better.  If anyone has any tips on how to take a good photo of a card then please let me know. I just never seem to get it right.

Thanks  for looking and please feel free to comment.  I look forward to reading them.


pinky said...

Its a gorgeous creation Mags, funny the way the camera can play tricks on the colours. My green look a totally different shade too. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Jayne said...

What a gorgeous card, love it! x

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is totally gorgeous love the elegance of it
Hugs Kate xx

brenda said...

I think we are all struggling with photos at the moment Mags, I keep waiting for the right moment but it's dark before it arrives.

A really elegant card, thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot challenge this month and good luck.

B x

NGCARDS said...

A lovely card! Well done with our Sketch Challenge this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Sally H said...

A fabulous blue and green creation! I have resorted to a daylight/craft lamp to take my photos under. I wouldn't be without it now, as I use it for crafting, sewing and marking books and it only cost me £25. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous work, Fab take on the sketch at CI this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mags.
Wendy xx

Crafty Chris said...

A beautiful card Thanks for joining us at DCD.
Chris & Debs xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ruth said...

A beautiful card.. I think the second pic does it more justice. I can't get my photos right in this light...Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampalot, Ruth

Joey said...

Mags I LOVE this card, stunning layout, love the elegant feel to it, I think the top photo is better it shows the intensity of the colours better,my camera plays tricks with colours too drives me mad! Joey xx

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!