Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Colour challenge with a tropical twist.

Good morning all,
Tuesday has come round so quickly again, but on one hand I don't mind. On Friday our son, dil and grandies  arrive from The Netherlands. It will be just great to have them around...even if we have to share them with the rest of the family.

Onto business for today!. The new colour challenge at The Outlawz is on, and it is the choice of Laurian this week. She gave us this gorgeous photo for inspiration with lovely colours and the twist can only be Tropical.

The DT have made really beautiful cards with these colours and theme and I urge you to go and have a look, then join us with your creations.

Here is my card for this week and what I used

Paper - Pink, blue cardstock with corners rounded
Yellow card using a Marianne Design die for a frame and inked the embossing.

Vellum put through the CB with a Memory box stencil and the 'no more shims' mat. This technique is described and shown very nicely by Kitty of Kittys Craft.  She has lovely ideas on her blog as well.

Image is Hibiscus from DS4J and you can find it  HERE. I coloured it with my usual Distress inkpads and some Pontura dots on the stamens, then raised with dimensional pads.

Sentiment is a Whiff of Joy.
A bow to finish

I will enter this in a few challenges.

Craft-dee Bowz...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafting from the Heart #14...Anything goes - use yellow
The Crafty Bloggers Network...Die cuts or embossing
Digi Sketch challenge Floral
Love to Scrap challenge #27...Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #140...Anything goes
Ditzie Digi Designs...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #208...Use a digi
Sentimental Sundays #202...Embossing
Kit and Chowder challenge...Something blue
Craftitude challenge #62...Anything goes
Crafty Hands challenge #12...Anything goes
Scrapping 4 Fun challenge #14...Anything goes
Sister Act card challenge #52...Anything goes
Crafty girls challenge #15....Anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday #168 Die cuts
Pause. Dream, Enjoy Linky Party #8...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week and hope the snowy weather I have seen mentioned soon passes and spring returns to those in the North. We are now very much into autumn, with lots of cloudy, even a feel of winter some days, but our sunny days should be back soon we hope.

Take care and see you soon. Thanks for visiting, I really love it when you pop in.
Love Ursula


Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossed frame and the water color effect on the flowers. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge.

Lin said...

Ursula, gorgeous as this is, I don't think it qualifies as HANDMADE flowers.

Best of luck with the other challenges you have entered though.

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Marylee Azzopardi said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colours you used. Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck!
Marylee DT x

Erica ♥ said...

Wat een mooie kaartje ☺
Gezellige en fijne week ☼
Liefs van Erica

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so pretty, Ursula. I love that colour combo.

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy.
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Lovely card, love the vellum and embossing.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
Rachelle DT

Amanda said...

Hi, Beautiful bright card and love the embossed square frame. Thankyou for joining in with the new challenge at Ditzie Digi Designs. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Very pretty, and the colors are nice. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hands Challenge.
Cindy DT

Cindy Brown said...


Karen McAlpine said...

Very pretty coloring on the flowers!! Thank you for sharing your project and joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

Melissa Latchem said...

amazing embossing and those flowers are beautiful. Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Bonnie Irvine said...

great response to the colour challenge. I really like all of the texture from the embossing and the contrast between the yellow and blue. Those flowers are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes/Corrugated Challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope you'll join us again soon. Enjoy your family's visit.

Jackie C said...

Such a great link up! Thank you for sharing this with us.
Jackie dt @ Pause Dream Enjoy

verybellemakes said...

Beautiful embossing - perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sunday Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Rachael Evans said...

What a great idea to emboss the velum! such a pretty card in lovely colours too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Rachael Evans said...

What a great idea to emboss the velum! such a pretty card in lovely colours too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Petra Swart said...

That is a lovely colour combo, hey and you have used it so nicely on your card! Beautiful flowers and I love the frame!
PS. Enjoy the visit of your son and his family!!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your bright and cheerful card. Great colouring on your image too. Jennie x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is just lovely Ursula. I love the rich colours you used and how CAS and elegant your card is.

Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

beautiful card, Ursula!!! I really love that framed embossed vellum! great technique! Thank you so much for joining us in our Embossing challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
Mirella DK
DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

Nicole Setter said...

Great card, the yellow frame is lovely. Thanks for joining in at Crafting from the Heart this week.
Cheers Nicole DT

meine-bastelarena said...

Beautiful card! Love your embossed frame. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a happy Easter! Hugs, Sujin

Alrik Gerlach said...

Very nice project. The style is beautiful.