Friday, June 07, 2013

Raspberry Sundae

It's the first Friday of the month and that means its a Colour Combo week on the Daring Cardmakers.  It's Jo's turn to choose the palette this time and the colours are just beautiful.
Once again the main problem lies in finding just the "right" shades for the job.  Yes, I could have gone through all my papers and card stash - and that is a great way to find forgotten treasures after all, but I went a different route.

This week I've been playing with some of Funky Hand's new DoodleWords collection of image downloads - I don't "do" colouring in - I'm useless tbh, so when it comes to using images I paint on the computer with  Paint Shop Pro. It's quite time-consuming and I'm not very good at it, but the results are a whole lot better than I could ever achieve with pens and pencils!

Sooooo, I used one of the DoodleWords images, and picked out the colour-codes from the palette on Jo's Inspiration photo and got to work.  As well as colouring the "Hello" I used shades of the same colours with the Airbrush tool to make some pieces of paper to make the mats and embellishments 

Materials and Tools
Smooth White 15cm sqare card, edge cut off so that I could go "off-piste" with the embellishments
All other card is pc generated colours, printed on White Bazzill
"Hello" Funky Hand DoodleWords image download (coming soon...)
Organza and Satin Ribbons
MFT Die-Namics "Botanical Beauty" Die set
Memory Box Swirl
Ball tool to shape the petals
Extra ink for edging the petals

These are such pretty colours and I love the way they look on the smooth white background.  Once I'd made the coloured card and coloured/resized and printed the image this card went together so quickly.....probably because I'd made this one the day before and liked the LO so much I tweaked it and used it again hehe
All papers are from the Funky Hand Summer Wedding 
collection (coming soon...)
Flower is made using petals cut from one of the paper designs
Memory Box Swirl die
Large white flat-backed pearl

Sneaky, eh?  I should have saved this LO for the Sketch File! Talking of which, a new sketch went live on Tuesday, do please pop over there and have a look at the sketch and the first of our DT ideas for using it.
That's all for this time
Thanks for visiting


Angelnorth said...

These look great Kathy and yay for the white space!

Kate said...

Lovely cards Kathy.


Anonymous said...

Both are gorgeous Kathy, but I just love that flower in the Hello card! :)

Traceyr said...

Two very gorgeous cards Kathy. :)

Debbie said...

2 incredible cards Kathy.So pretty.Fab colouring too.Hugs Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Kathy and I love the colour combo...x

Hazel said...

Mmmm what yummy colours x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a brilliant idea, I really love the doodle style letters and the colours on both cards look gorgeous.

Jo said...

Lovely cards, Kathy - the colouring looks fab :)

jo x