Monday, 14 September 2009

Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenges #2

My word how time flies from one month to the next! It's challenge time at Bizzy Bec's Creatalicious Challenges once more! This month the challenge is a colour combo, and a rather yummy one at that!! We want to see you use pink/plum, burgandy, & green on your cards & additionally, incorporate some kind of lace, ribbon or twine etc.

I perceived this to mean lots of berry tones, perfect for an Autumn inspired card. I've hardly stopped using the Sugar Nellie Autumn kit since I got it, & this was another excuse to ink it up again! The paisley DP from Bec's own online store provided the ideal backdrop for my card, but it sure took some messing to create a shade with my distress inks to match it! I had long been wanting to have a go at a tri-shutter card & used this opportunity to give it a go. They look complicated, but are actually relatively easy to create. I used this tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers to help. The fiddly bit is cutting all the pieces to size. I also embossed the burgandy card stock with my Cuttlebug for additional texture & used chalk inks to highlight it. Does anybody else have as much trouble as me tying ribbon? It takes me ages to get it how I want & I usually have to cheat with a bit of glue!! The finishing touch was the seriously gorgeous flower & leaves, again available at Bec's store. They are Quality!!

If you have not already been, please pop over to Bizzy Bec's Creatalicious Challenges to see the wonderful creations of my fellow DT members. Don't forget you have a whole month to enter, & there are fabulous prizes to be won, so no excuses, LOL!!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Big Hugs,

Andie xx
Stamps: Sugar Nellie Autumn Kit
Papers:Paisley, unknown from Bizzy Becs; Pale pink by Bo Bunny. Card base, Bazzill Bling.
Tools: Distress Inks, Scor Pal, Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Flowers & Leaves from Bizzy Becs; Anita's ribbon


Cheryl said...

This is absolutely stunning Andie,the colours papers,images and details are amazing.......brilliant work!!!
Hugs xx

cats whiskers said...

What can I say but Wow this is fantastic hun I am in complete awe of the amount of work you put into this stunning creation
Hugs Jacqui x

michele said...

OH Anidie this is stunning! I have got to try this!! Beautiful colours and colouring a true work of art! hugs mx

Dena said...

Wow Andie, this is jaw dropping!!!! I totally love these colors you have put together and the coloring on these darling stamps is out of this world. You have outdone yourself! hugs, Dena

jenny said...

Really stunning card Andie, I love the gorgeous plum colours and your colouring is fabulous x

Jenny x

Linby said...

Hi Andie love your work. Thanks for visiting my blog. We wondered what chocolate veal was too! I googled it when we got home and apparently they did use to eat veal covered in chocolate!!!!!!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and I love how fun these are to make. Beautiful colours and wonderful images, love the squirrel.

Susie Sugar said...

Wow this is a stunning card and so well coloured its beautiful
Hugs Susie xx