Monday, 15 July 2013

Sparkles Monthly 'Autumnal Colours' Challenge

Good morning all. Can you believe this wonderful weather we are having, we brought ourselves new garden furniture this year and I quite expected not to be able to use it but it is in constant use woo hoo. I love taking my book out and laying on my swinging hammock with it, it is so relaxing. In fact  yesterday after my trip to the Summer Crafting Show I slept for nearly 2 hours out there lol. 

Anyhow enough of my garden talk, today is the start of a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly and this month we have a colour challenge for you. We want to see your 'Autumnal Colours'. This month we are sponsored by Di's Digi's who have given us a $10 voucher for one of you wonderful winner's.

For my card I use the only papers I had that were remotely Autumn like from the First Edition 'Blank Canvas' range. I used one of my first ever Sugar Nellie stamps coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then added the lovely Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die cut along with a new border die by Craft's Too which I brought at the show on Saturday. The border has little bows embossed in it but they don't show in the photo, it would of been better to of cut it in white and then inked it after embossing, next time! Just a few pearls added to finish it off.

Designer Paper - First Edition 'Blank Canvas'
Image - Sugar Nellie 'Hug In A Mug'
Die Cuts - Crafts Too 'Bow Border' & Cheery Lynn 'Fancilful Flourish' available at Natalie & Amy's
Pearls - My Minds Eye

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink & Blush
Hair - Walnut, Henna, Chestnut & Auburn
Shoes - Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Tan
Orange's - Orange, Mango, Peach & Soft Peach
Green's - Herb Green, Moss, Yellow Khaki & Earth Yellow
Aqua's - Verdigris, Duck Egg & Oasis
Browns - Caramel, Cappuccino & Sandstone

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
No Matter Which - Anything Goes
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Die-Ing For It

That's all from me for today. Have a good week and I will see you all soon.


Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Kim! I love the sweet image and your colouring is beautiful… the papers are very scrummy and I love the leaf swirl !
Hope you have a lovely week - glad you are enjoying the sunshine! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

Nancy said...

Lovely card, Kim! You've colored that sweet image beautifully! Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch! :o)

Cathy P said...

Great coloring. I love the way you used the die cut flourish! I never feel like I have them in the right spot! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.
Cathy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the image & the leafy flourish looks great!
Not tried my new border out yet, I can't believe that was the only die I got!!!! Must be the heat lol!
Hope your ok
hugs shell xx

Stephanie said...

Such a lovely card! I think you'll be getting a lot of use out of your new garden furniture thi ssummer Kim - enjoy!! :) x

Embellishments said...

I love your card and that large flourish. Such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at A Die for A Sketch :-)

Kelly said...

How sweet is your image! Your card is so lovely and beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch.
Hugs Kelly

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card - love colour combo and sweet image. Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!
Hugs Agnieszka

Michele Spera said...

Adorable card:-) Thank you for joining us at CMC

Anonymous said...

Beautifully coloured, what a cutie
Hugs Julie P

JenniferD said...

What a Sweet image! Love the colours and the layers! Thanks for joining us at NMWC

Trish Latimer said...

Great card Kim! Thanks for playing along with the A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month! xx

Gaby said...

Such a sweet image! Love your card.
Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!
Hugs Gaby

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, Hope alls well with you, Love Hazelxox