Sunday, 14 April 2013

Brighten Up Your Day

The new challenge theme at One Stitch at a Time is one that's guaranteed to lift your spirits - Bright! :)
 
I love how bright and cheerful colours can make us feel bright and cheerful too. And we've certainly needed some cheery colour so far this spring, haven't we? It's only in the last few days that we've started to have any days that have felt remotely spring-like.
 
For my card this week I've used lovely bright Promarker colours on this pretty Easter Bouquet image by Stitchy:
 
 
I know it's a little late for an Easter card but hey, I loved this image and it seemed to call out for nice bright colours. I'll save it to give to someone next year. :)
 
 
I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the image and left the die in place as a mask while I sponged some Distress Ink around the edges.
 
 
I used lovely bright papers (cut from a 12x12 pad) and cut out the glittery eggs from the paper to use as a border.
 
The challenge runs for a week and you don't need to use a Stitchy Bear image to enter - but if you do you'll be entered into the draw to win our main prize. Entries not using a Stitchy Bear image have the chance to win a $3 gift voucher for the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet. :)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Just Add Glitter
Challenges 4 Everybody - Everything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Spring Colours
Kenny's Krafty Krew - Dies and Punches
Opus Gluei - All Bright or All Pastel Colours
Scrappy Frogs - Think Spring
Paper Creators Crafts - All About Spots
Simply Create Too - Use Your Stash (used papers that I've had for aaaaaaaages! :D)
 

13 comments:

Hazel said...

A lovely Easter card, Ali. I love that Spellbinders die, can you give me the name of it please? Hazel x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That's such a fabulous springy card! And yes we all need those right now!!!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card Ali - just loving all the lime green Hugs Mimi AKA Jane :)

Josephine said...

Gorgeous, Ali - love those bright colours!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is just so lovely! Just gorgeous!

Your DT Buddy,

Chriss

Love crafts forever said...

Oh no, it's not late for Easter, at list for mine. My Ukrainian Easter first week of May, so it's just prefect. Love your card Ali.
Hugs Nat

stitchy said...

Ali - just beautiful - you are so multi talented, it's such a pleasure to have you on "both" my teams :) - thank you for being a star :)

stitchy
xoxox

Susan Kennedy said...

Ali!! This is so beautiful!!! Love that die and how you inked it!! Its stunning!! I love all the glitter! :) Its just wonderful!! Oh .. and your coloring??? Amazing!!!

Livert said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Kenney K`s krafty krew challenge.

Liv

Colette said...

Lovely bright card, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, Colette xx

Made by Mandy said...

I love that spellbinders die too. Keep seeing and and keep wanting it.....

Lovely colouring on this image and way to go getting organised for Easter next year already.

Hope the weather is good for your friends wedding, it is lovely here in Brum today

Love Mandy xxx

Rosemary said...

Your card is so striking, and just think - you are that much further ahead for next Easter! I love the bright, vibrant shades you've chosen, and the subtlety of the shading really sets off the flowers and eggs. The egg border is also wonderful, I just love all the elements of this card.

Thank you for taking the bright side of our split personality challenge at Opus Gluei and for taking the time to share your creativity with us!

Mian said...

What a lovely Easter card! Gorgeous bright colors and those glittery eggs are perfect. Beautiful image that you have colored perfectly.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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