Wednesday 25 January 2012

#101 Pinks & Purples

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - pinks & purples
Sponsor & prize this week - Digi Doodle Shops - $10 gift certificate

I have chosen to use the Digi Doodle Shop image of 'carousel' for my card this week & coloured it with  Promarkers - and using the specified colour combo this week, very girly I think it looks too.  I kept my variation of purples to the softer, lighter lilac variety and setting the merry-go-round horse in a circle he could almost be in a snow globe. LOL.

On the front, I have punched several of the dps corners using a Fiskars punch which also gave them an embossed finish that I thought tied in fairly well with the floral design on the carousel - it is just that photographing such intricacy is never easy! In case you are unsure which corners these are (because of the poor camera work of yours truly), I you can tell as I also dotted them with tiny 2mm gems - lilac & pink ones of course.  The white die cut border peeking out behind the pink horizontal paper is actually just the very top of a Nellie Snellen border punch. The flowers, this time sporting 3mm gems in their centres, where created using a Woodware punch & layering up.

On the inside I cut circles to accommodate my Irish blessing sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs but on the opposite side I went all arty & fiddled with the carousel image to make my row of horses go up & down. That is the trouble of having my head - prone to seeing other possibilities too!

Tine :)

Totally Papercrafts - make your own flowers
Hotshot - flowers
OSAAT - round & round (carousel imagery as well as circles)
Sentimental Sundays - dies/punches/digi cutters etc (& use a sentiment - just on the inside this time)
Clearly Inspired - pastel colours
Sundays With Crissy - beat the mid-winter blues (I think the pastels are so spring-like)
Truly Scrumptious - something forgotten (not used this punch in ages - but rang the changes by constructing the flowers differently to how I normally do them)
Joanna Sheen - celebration
Stamping With The Dragon - anything goes.


  1. Such a stunning card and so beautifully finished,
    x catherine

  2. Christine this is so pretty, love the soft colours, the image and follow through to the inside is gorgeous. Joey xx

    ps: thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. xx

  3. This is brilliant, Tine! I love the horses on the inside going up and down, pure genius! You know I'm not a pink and purple fan but sometimes we need to do these things cos others love them and little girls especially! It came out real nice, Tine.
    I hope your eyes are better today. :)

  4. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Hotshot Craft for our challenge
    hugs Sarah x

  5. Love this image Christine and it looks so sweet in pink and purple. Fabulous flowers it's all so pretty :)

  6. Hi ChrisTine. Wow this seems like it would be a HUGE amount of work! The coloring is immensely wonderful and artistic. I love the inside. Thanks for bringing it over to SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS. Luv Samara

  7. This is gorgeous Tine! I love the colors and the softness! Love the flowers and the sweet image too! You always do beautiful work Tine!

  8. Absolutely stunning colors. That carousel is gorgeous is lilac and pink! Thanks for joining us at the Totally Papercrafts challenge this week. Linda

  9. Lovely card with all of the layers, embellishments and your wonderful coloring!! Thanks for playing with us at Sundays With Crissy.

  10. A fantastic creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Joanna Sheen! xxx

  11. Your card is really gorgeous! Love the color scheme and how you color the image. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs xx

  12. Hi Christine, I love this card. I think carousels are so pretty and you did a marvellous job. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  13. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. such a sweet card love the colour choice
    Hugs Kate xx