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Monday, 6 February 2012

Fab and Funky colour schemes

I wanted to try some painting with Distress Inks.  I still need more practice.  My purple bled into this sweet hAnglar's hand (thank heaven for embellishments!) and I was covered in ink by the end.
I love the colour combo which came about more by default than by design because having spent hours and hours trying to tidy the Craft Croft over a period of days (and only partially succeeding) the last paper pack I found under the pile on my desk was by Cloud 9 and having flipped through it I rather liked the tartan against the purple leaf paper.  
The flowers are a mix of Recollections and Prima I think.   All the leaves are cut with a variety of Marianne dies and I added some ribbons and Craftworks candy.   The hAnglar is from a set I bought over a year ago - none of which have seen ink until now.
There is also a little panel of Basic Grey Kioshi.  I used an Autumn Leaves ticket and the "friend to friend" is by SU and mounted on a Nestie die cut.  The pansy border punch is by Martha and all of the matting is DCWV from the Brights stack I think.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me 69 Time to Brighten up your day (with bright colours)
My Mum's Craft Shop 42 Fab and Funky - I'm hoping my bright colour scheme qualifies as funky - Certainly I can't imagine wearing an ensemble of orange and purple unless I was going to a 70s party!
Just Magnolia and hAnglar 142 Anything goes with the option of a valentine.  This isn't a valentine but it was made with love!


catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card and the colours are fantastic
x catherine

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is so stunning my dear!! I adore the image and your coloring is fabulous!! :) TFS!

anita01 said...

Hai Lesley,

Beeldschoon en heerlijk van kleur...ben gek op jou paars hi,hi,;o)))

Warme groetjes en thank you for al your xxx,...

Anita xxx

Céline said...

waouh! this card is absolutly stunning Lesley ! i love it! fab combo and love alll the gorgeous details

Heather said...

Hi Lesley, this is gorgeous - I love my little hAnglars and this one is adorable - your colours are stunning and your beautiful colouring.
Heather xx

Dena said...

I have to say I LOVE MY CARD!!!!!!!!!!! This is way gorgeous my lady!!! Love the purples and orange together. You know how much I love the bright colors don't you? I think your distress inks turned out purfect! I am a very proud owner of this card hahahaha!
Hugs, Dena

Val said...

This is fabulous - really funky colours, and I think you have done really well with the water colouring.

lalkygirl said...

wow lesley what a stunning card ,love the colour combo and you have coloured tilda to perfection,your shading is awesome....i have colouring in envy !!!
tracey x

Jules said...

Oh Wow Lesley

What a beauty this is.

Loving the gorgeous colour combo and those lush flowers.

Your colouring and shading is amazing.

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card Lesley and its so gorgeous too.

coops said...

so stunning lesley.i love your bold colours and gorgeous image and details :D

xx coops xx

pickle said...

An absolute stunner! I love the bright colour combo it really made me smile and you have painted her beautifully x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie so love the cute image. I love the fabulous colours hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I love purple and orange together, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Pat said...

Hi Lesley...ooh ooh ooooh! I love this card! I haven't colored a Hanglar in ages...she's so cute!! And your coloring is gorgeous! I love the DPs you used...different and kind quirky! Love it! Hugs. Pat Frank

Marianne said...

This is such a beautiful card and the colours are fantastic. I love it.
Hugs Marianne

Ballie (Bennarda) said...

Wauw, this is a gorgeous card, with lovely colours.
bye, Bennarda (Ballie)

crafty amy said...

What a beautiful card and your colouring looks great to me I need to try that technique but need some more colours of the inks first :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

Turtle In The Sand said...

That is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. They match her dress perfectly. Love the funky color combo.