Friday, 13 April 2012

Sweet and Colourful!


Well, this card is probably going to shock you, coming from me, LOL! It is a little colourful, and not particularly CAS. :-) Still not frilly, but very flowery.

I was stamping (translate that as chatting, if you will) with two of my real-life stamping buddies (Cassandra and Manda) yesterday. We spent several wonderful hours together ignoring all of our children as we had our grown-up play date (the kids were superbly well-behaved, considering we almost forgot to feed them). Anyway, the ladies noticed my scrap paper I was stamping over, and suggested politely that perhaps I was a bit OCD, because on this paper was printed the current challenges, all neatly arranged. There is a good reason for this, my memory is a sieve, and printing out the challenges reminds me what I am working on... and sometimes a brilliant idea comes to me while I'm working on something else... sometimes. Anyway, after we all had a good giggle, and someone else admitted they have a similar "system", we decided that we would give ourselves our own personal challenge - we would choose one sketch and make it using Everyday Enchantment (Stampin' Up! paper). I just LOVE that paper. It is my very favourite SU! paper of all time. I've made a big dent in my small supply already.

The sketch we chose was Sweet Sunday Sketch #156.
This sketch appealed to me the minute I saw it.

As I was preparing to sit down and create my card today, I saw that Just Add Ink had released a photo inspiration for Just Add Ink #113.
It totally works with Everyday Enchantment paper, and my design changed to work with this inspiration as well.

This is my card. I have the stripey rug, the floral curtains, the coral of the sofas, and the blue accents.
Night time photo again. I only finished this tonight while wrangling the kids into bed. Yep, I'm the ultimate multi-tasking Mum. :-)

I used SU! colours Cameo Coral (retired), Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Old Olive. SU! DSP Everyday Enchantment. Card base is PTI Vintage Cream. Stamps used were PTI Think Big Favorites #13, Postmarks, Rosie Posie. I used a square punch to make my banner ends.

The more I look at this card, the more I like it. It's pretty. :-)

Thanks for dropping by.



Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous patterns and stamping!

M said...

Gorgeous - very Cath Kidston! M x

Nikki Spencer said...

Love how you bought all the elements together Michelle, it's such a pretty card and the background banners are a great effect.
Great to see you at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

Oh, it's wonderful, Michelle! It sure is pretty :) Love the way you've used the colours on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card - I like how you have used the DSP. I just adore these colours and wish we could get this DSP all the time. Beautiful. Chantell JAI

Narelle Farrugia said...

Great use of this gorgeous DSP Michelle! Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Michelle the banners! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week

Jo said...

Ohh Michelle, this is gorgeous. Love the combinations of patters you've used from the DSP and the banners look great. Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week.

Tina said...

Fantastic card. I love how you've used the different patterns in the DSP so effectively. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Jen W. said...

A perfect take on both challenges - you really captured all the elements in the room!