I’ve been having fun this Bank Holiday making this card. It’s not a colour scheme I would normally choose for myself as I am not a fan of the darker promarker colours. However, I am quite pleased with the way the colours go together and am glad I came across the challenge that set my imagination flowing.
I am entering her into
Our Creative Corner – Where I got my intial colour inspiration from following this scheme, or as close to it as I could get the promarkers. I actually found it quite challenging to stick to just those colours.
Passion for Promarkers - They have a sketch to follow and wanted Autumn colours, which I think these are. This is my first PFP challenge, and I hope they don’t mind that I flipped the side my embellishments were on, but there was nothing going on in that corner of the image and it would have swamped the design the other side.
Lili Of The Valley – Dotty About Circles – Each of my BPs have some sort of circular pattern on them, and of course my flowers are circles too.
By the way, the original picture does have some shading and colour on her little face, but as you can see from the shadows I took the pic in bright sunlight and it has washed things out a little. Her necklace is also a golden colour, but looks green here!
Oh, Alice! – A little girl theme, beautifully bought to life I hope by this gorgeous LOV stamp ‘Glamorous Gardening’. This was the first stamp that sprung to mind when I was reading the Alice blog about the wonder of childhood. Partly cos I haven’t long bought it, but mainly because I can still vividly recall that we had some sort of fete on the park opposite where I live when I was a young child. I had a thrupenny bit to my name and I bought a beautiful red velvet and fur trimmed dress on a clothes stall. It was obviously for a grown woman, and was a full length vision of loveliness. I saw it and fell in love with it, and even though the stall holder was wanting more than thrupence for it my little hopeful face won the day and I became the proud owner of that gorgeous creation. Oh the happy hours I had playing grown ups in that dress. I used to sing along to an old valve radio (that actually made no sounds) turning the dials pretending to be famous singers in my lovely red dress. Ahhhhhhhhh happy days!
Cute Card Thursday – Dieing for a Punch – which is actually the opposite of what it sounds, as they want NO nesties or die cuts or punching on your project.
The Shabby Tea Room – Old Meets New – Old Papers (Basic Grey’s Porcelain pad), new stamp.
Pile It On – Farewell to Summer – The children are about to go back to school, the nights are lengthening, the days shortening and pretty soon the oh so green trees will start turning to the shades in my card, heralding the end of summer and the start of autumn.
Feeling rather whimsical this evening, remembering the long salad days of Summers of my youth, sadly long since passed, but thankfully I have my memories.