Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Lacy Sunshine #04

I am so challenged by this one.
I am a pretty simple lady (read 'no imagination'), so my cards tend to be a write-off if I try anything clever and this challenge is 'Layer it up'.
I just love these designs and this lady - Anastasia - has POPPIES and we all know that most poppies are red and red ones are my favourites,.

So through the email came Anastasia, she was quickly printed out in several different sizes and taken to my craftroom.  I coloured all the poppies with a red rollerball pen, bright, unadulterated red.  Then I used watercolour pencils to colour the outfits, the best being the one with the green hat.  I laid out all my papers and embellishments and then decided to punch the corners of the digital to match the base paper.  I told you that I am a simple lady..........horrors!!!! a different punch!!
So now we have the outfit with the light gold hat and a red feather..........................
Plain scarlet card backed onto the base paper lifted the poppies but was quite boring, so I added buttons to tone it down.  After I added the buttons it still looked bare so I started to sort through my embells but could find nothing suitable and then ................ the thought hit me!  kapow!  punch out some flowers from some of the red card (same as my last post) .............. brilliant!  This time I doubled up the shapes and then, using my embosser pen, I 'rolled' the centres so that the petals lifted.  Into this cup I placed a black bling.
Perfect - well for me anyhow - how much is too much?
This looks too much but I have 'layered it up' and enjoyed the process.  Shame the green hat made it to the bin but .............

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous Christine, and it's not too much at all. Love the red poppies and your colouring...and the buttons finish it off perfectly.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.


I make my cards for sheer pleasure so thank you for taking the time to comment.