Sunday 15 April 2012

Earth tones

Hi Blogworld,

Well this is unusual for me at the minute isn't it - posting once a day!  Pure fluke, I can promise you.  However, with the end of the school holidays in sight, I should be back to posting more frequently from next week (well once I've tided up the tip that is my house!).

So here I am again with a card for the new challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges and, as my title suggests, the challenge this time is to use Earth Tones on your project.  Now as those of you who follow me regularly will know I am useless with colour!  I'm getting better at colouring but picking tones and contrasts and knowing what they are called - useless!  So this one was quite a challenge for me, in the end I quite liked the card even if I'm not sure that it is really 'Earth Tones'!

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And my card:

Detail shot of image:

Detail of sentiment and charm:

I used:
Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp - Nikki and Friends: Shopping Nikki coloured with my Promarkers
Image die-cut with and mounted onto Nestie circles
Papers: First Edition - New Leaf
Memory Box die - Madera Corner
Thread and charm - from my stuff
Craftwork cards: card blank and sentiment (which I cut down to fit the card)

I'm so enjoying being on the DT over at Dream Valley, with some wonderful Teamies and great entries to the challenges to have a wander through.  Why don't you pop over and see what wonderful inspiration there is for you this time and have a go at the challenge while you're there.

Looking forward to seeing you,

PS - Slight confession to make - the die is another new purchase!  Well I've been wanting it for ages then saw Teresa (My Crafty Heart) had it in stock so over I rushed and into my basket it fell (along with the one from yesterday and another one that will make an appearance soon!).

A challenge, or two:

Sketch N Stash: Challenge 85 - Kevin's Sketch - my stash could be either the image, sentiment or charm (I've had them all for quite a long time!)

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge: Challenge #58 - Shapes.  Well the card blank is a square, the image on a circle, the corner and banner bit are triangles, the charm and sentiment oblongs - hope that's enough shapes!!


Wendy said...

Fabulous card Sarah, great image and sentiment and love your new die, gorgeous.
Wendy xx said...

Sarah gorgeous card, gorgeous layout and gorgeous papers. Alison xxx said...
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Catherine said...

Fab card, love the ladybug image. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight....

Unknown said...

This is so fun Sarah, I love the theme for this new challenge ... and fab die too :D well done on buying xxx

DesignerDiva said...

yeah you used Nikki! I love it and it looks like earth tones to me Mrs! On the subject of your new die - well I think if you wanted it for a long time (maybe before you started UiU) then it doesn't techniquely count as new, I mean you would have bought it before if it was in stock!
Hugs Laurie xx
your yesterdays card is a delight just trying to catch up!

Aunty Sue said...

Great Card and fab sentiment to go with the image. xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card and love that corner die. If I have to go shopping I'm blaming you, lol. xx

Tracey T said...

I think it's different, Sarah, when you really NEED the stash in question and I can see why this die had to go into your basket! Love this card with its earth tones and the sentiment certainly strikes a chord with me! Hugs, Tracey x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous card hun, I love those colours and your colouring in is looking fantastic. I don't blame you on the die it's a must have really isn't it.
Lindsay xx

Hazel said...

Fab card Sarah - love the image and it looks great with those colours too.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Susie said...

Fab card- love the layout and that charm is just perfect for this image! Susie x
Ps really glad you're enjoying being part of our Dream Valley team- I love seeing such diversity, as well as the banter x

Carrie's Corner said...

Very cute card and love the charm! Must confess that the same die and 2 others are on my want list!


Pami said...

Great card Sarah and I love the sentiment! Sounds like me when I go out! Love the colours and the fab layout. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

coops said...

love this sarah.gorgeous image and design and the earthy colours are really stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card hun, lovin the layout n colours and the corner die is a must-have! :D

Anonymous said...

Ooh yummy colours Sarah and love the image!
Helen x

Lily Anuska said...

A beautiful card. I love it. An interesting image. I like the layout, how do you cut striped paper in the background. Good effect. Cute charm Platinum card. Have a nice week. Lily

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. Love that Nikki image :) And I think you've got the earth tones just right.


Jo said...

Fab card, Sarah!Love your colour combo and papers and your new die is beautiful!Love that charm, too i've never seen one like that before, it's just perfect!
Hugs Jo x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, love it.

Christine L said...

Hi Sarah

Fabulous card... and love those diecuts! And yes, it's such a SHAME when these things fall into your online basket isn't it? Damn things!! Smiles..

Christine x

Karen P said...

Fantastic card Sarah, wonderful colours, those dies are on my wish list/must buy and you've done so well you deserve them hugs Karen x

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab image and such yummy papers xx

Julie C. said...

Hi Sarah, love this earth tone card and your new dies. They are wonderful!
I am doing fine. Cold/ flu finally disappeared completely. Just haven't gone back into the blogging mood yet. ^_^ Hopefully I will be sharing a few cards soon on my blog!!

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Sarah! what a fab image and you've coloured her beautifully! I love those colours (definitely Earth Tones!!) and the papers are just perfect! and love the little credit card charm - so sweet!
Hope you're having a good week
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Arabella said...

This is gorgeous Sarah! Lovely Earth tones and that charm is so cool!


♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning card & beautiful colours...

Thanks for playing along at sketch n stash & good luck!!
hugs and xxx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Sarah.


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous, love the earth tones and shopping is definitely a girl's best past time ... ha ha ha

Arabella said...

Hi Sarah,
I have the same problem with blogger and posts not showing up in the Reader window... very strange. So glad you caved and finally bought some Wryns! You'll have lots of fun with them! I just got the rubber version (Flynn) from Stamping Bella, but havent had time to play with them yet!



Lisa Jane said...

ooh i just love the earth tones in your card .. so pretty
Nikki looks gorgeous in her olive coloured jacket
-Thanks for joining us at LCI too for our shapes challenge
Lisa x

Kerry said...

Yup...those are definitely earth tones Sarah and don't you just love it when something just 'jumps' in your basket of it's own free will? I means you were MEANT to have it ;-) Plenty of shapes going on here...Shopping Nikki looks well happy with her purchases. Your colouring is fab and I really like giant the pennant... great shape :-D Thanks for joining in our Shapes Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Mel said...

Aww Sarah
This is just fab petal!
Omg! You must have that same basket as me when shopping! Everything just jumps in it and I don't notice till it comes in the post lol!
Awesome card and the die is perfect lol!
Hugs Melly xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Both fabulous and stylish!! :)

Gorgeous colours - whatever they are! lol.



Andie's Space said...

Hi Sarah,
This looks gorgeous & I love the fab image. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.
Andie xx