Thursday 11 November 2010

MAWTT Challenge 72 - Nice and bright - New Home card

Well folks it's the talented Hazel who has set the theme at MAWTT this week and she would like to see something Nice and Bright which has a recipe to it - Summer colours lovely and bright and add some flowers and ribbon too to wash away the autumn blues.

I have been steering more towards the vintage and shabby in my designs and so I challenged myself to match that style with this challenge. I think it has worked, but of course it depends on how you look at it. I wanted to have a go at the sketch on the Basic Grey challenge blog and although I have changed it slightly to suit my image and use of the picket fence die, it still follows the basic shapes and layout. My backing paper is from a Basic Grey DP stack.

I have used red, yellow and green as the main colours which definitely gives the card a brightness, but then I've also toned down some areas by using vintage photo.

We were given some images to play with from the Stitchy Bear shop and I chose this one called 'Home Tweet Home' and created by Stitchy herself.

I printed out the image and decided to paint it. Firstly I used DIs but wanted a more vintagy look so I went over it with a mix of DIs, Pearlidoodles and paint dabbers. Just what I wanted, the colours look older and there is a pearly shine to it.

The butterfly and flower are from Dezinaworld and the bird in flight is by Ruby Robinson. The bird on the fence is a TH die. Can you see how the butterfly was created? I thinks it's fabulous - yes it's cogs and I just added some gem stickers to it.

Please pop over and see June at Dezinaworld - she has the most amazing challenge at the moment and everyone - yes EVERYONE who enters will get a prize. Can't believe it? Click here.

Challenges to have fun with -
Basic Grey - Sketch
Alphabet challenge - B is for birds
Easy Craft projects - Red
Raise the Bar - Curves
Something completely different - Houses
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Things with Wings
Inktegrity - Ribbon / flowers

Have a great day. Luv {brenda} xox