Thursday, 5 June 2014

Spots and Stripes at Crafty Little Fairies

It's time for a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies and this month the theme is Spots and Stripes.

So here's what I came up with for the challenge. I ticked the spots and stripes box by digging out some old papers out of my stash and went with a gorgeous James the Bear image from Lili of the Valley which I have coloured in with my pro markers, finishing of with a generous stippling of blender pen to make him lok a little bit more furry!
My flowers were made using dies from La La Land which I cut from white pearlescent paper. I then coloured them on the back with my pro markers as the ink then bleeds through and leaves a smooth colour on the front of the flowers. If you colour the front of pearl papers, although it will dry, I have found it does pool a little bit first so you don't get such an even finish.

I have finished off each flower with a little cream pearl before attaching around the gorgeous spellbinders over frame.

So that's my card for the challenge.

I hope you will pop over to Crafty Little Fairies to see all the other gorgeous cards on display, and perhaps be inspired to join in as well.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Other challenges I would like to enter are:

http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-59.html
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/new-3-weeks-challenge.html
http://mymumscraftshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-18-ink-it-up.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/june-challenge.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/anything-goes.html
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-69midway-reminder.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-161-flower-power.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/winner-top-3-for-challenge-267.html
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-19.html
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/40-die-cutpunch-frenzy-day-for-daisies.html



Sharon x

12 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,fab image,love the details.xxx

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  2. Great card and my fave James the bear! Love the texture effect on him. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  3. A gorgeous card. James looks fab and I love the spots and stripes.
    Lorraine x

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  4. Love this sweet bear and his fur looks fab... Lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  5. The teddy image is just adorable and you colored him fabulously! I love the spellbinders die you used. Thanks for playing at Creative Knockouts this week.

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  6. Stunning! Love that image and you've coloured it beautifully. Love how the die frames the image - just perfect. Fab. Jayne xx

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  7. Great card and cute image! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenges!

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  8. This is just gorgeous Sharon - I love james bear. - great tip about colouring wthe pearl card on those pretty flowers - I'll give that one a try hugs Judith x

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  9. This is so gorgeous, Sharon. I love James' 'furry' finish, and as for those flowers...they are so eyecatching. I was wondering what paper you had used. So clever how you have achieved the sheen on them (or I should say 'retained' the sheen)...fab tip!

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  10. A perfect card for our theme Sharon, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  11. Gorgeous card, love it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPS and good luck in the draw
    Greetings, Marianne

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  12. Such a pretty card, the colours are really well matched and I love the stippling effect you've used to make the bear more furry! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

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I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon