Sunday, 6 April 2014

Scrunched up Pansies!

I finally finished this after a lot of leaving it on the desk and looking at it wondering why on earth I chose to use this colour combo.... all down to the 'carry on using up the paper' theme which is my mantra at the moment.

I have no idea how old this paper is (nor in fact where it is from!) - it maybe a HOTP pad but who knows??? LOL
I am really unsure about the finished card .. but thought I would share it anyway.

With the bold pattern and dark colour of the background papers I found them quite difficult to work with.  I used minimal colouring on the image (which is from A Day For Daisies) trying to co-ordinate the colours with the papers., using Tea Green and Pastel Green shades on the fairy dress with some DI's on the flowers and the rest. 

Dark maroon card first with the patterned paper stitched on top. I cut out more of the maroon card using a fancy oval nestie then chopped it up to make the corner, adding a piece of co-ordinating paper and stitched it all together.
A couple more fancy corner dies stuck to the top of the card.

Strip of maroon velvet ribbon onto some more offcuts then the coloured image positioned over it. Few little sparklies added and some glamour dust to the wings.

The flowers were done using some old pansy shapes from my stash - I scrunched them up and stuck them together to try to make fuller flowers (am not sure if they overpower the card or not!) - added a few leaves and a couple of flourishes.

The sentiment hides some very erratic stitching round the top of the image! Papers also used on the inside to finish it all off.
Challenges -
Crafty Calendar - things with Wings
The Craft Garden - Use 3 (Ribbon/Floral paper/Green)
Cupboard Trilogy - Friendship
4 Crafty Chicks - Colour an image
Paper Crafting Journey - Anythning Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper- Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by - appreciate it and any comments you leave! have a great Sunday. x


Sue said...

Hi Viv Love your card and colours.very pretty image.
Your Pansy's look fine.
Hugs Sue

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautiful and the teal and rust is a lovely colour combo.
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Monica said...

Loving the colours here and the sentiment touches me.

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful card Viv. A very old timey look to this one. Nice job.

SARN said...

Unusual colour combo but it works. The little fairy image and the sentiment are cute!

hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Viv and love your colours and great design


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful Viv I like the colours. Susan xx

Meggymay said...

A fabulous card and I like your new colour combination.
Yvonne x

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Viv with the die cuts, flowers and image.

Hugs Diane

Chris / CS Designs said...

Really beautiful piece Viv, love all the layers and the stitching. Thanks for sharing this with us on The Craft Garden.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Lisa :) said...

I love this card! I think the unorthodox colors make it really interesting. Love all the details you added, too. Thank you so much for playing with us at The Craft Garden! We hope to see you again soon!

--Lisa, Craft Garden DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love this creation, the colours & the layout are great!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love this creation, the colours & the layout are great!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Carol Willis said...

This is beautiful Viv. Love the beautifully coloured image.
Caz x

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.i love your fabulous flowers and gorgeous pretty image ;D

xx coops xx

Leanne said...

Love the details and the flowers are a nice touch, such a pretty card! Great image and so soft colors. Very pretty! Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT@4CC

Gale said...

Lovely card Viv. Love the cute image and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

Jo said...

So pretty, love the rich colours you chose! Thanks for joining our Things with Wings over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

p.s I have candy of you'd like to enter

Astrid said...

Such a pretty card ! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft Garden !

xxbella71xx said...

What a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

Stella xx