Just as the title says, I have made a card for Simon Says and Just Magnolia challenges.
Over at Just Magnolia they want to see bright and zingy and Simon Says has a great sketch to follow.
I had a real hard time finding any bright and zingy papers in my stash because it's not the kind of colours I normally use but I finally found some 7 gypsies papers that I have had for ages. The paper is a little bit brighter IRL than they show up here though.
The Magnolia butterfly and Tilda are both images I got as RAKs a while ago. Some of my blogging friends have been really lovely and sent me some Magnolia's, WOJ's and Gorjuss Girls etc because I don't own any yet, but unfortunately most of them are stamped in Stazon and I now colour with Copics so it's really difficult to colour them without the ink running.
I got the butterfly from Bev and was great to colour but the ink on Tilda did start to bleed a bit so I couldn't really do much shading and blending. I think she looks ok though?
I used my scalloped circle nestie to cut out my image but for the mat, I drew around the same nestie and cut it out by hand so I had a thinner border instead of the thick border you get when you use the next size up. Although you can hardly see the border because the paper is just about the same colour as my base paper. So I drew around the mat with an orange pen just to define the border, then got carried away with doodling and drew stitching around...well everything really lol.
The orange flowers I have used are Primas and the lovely blue one is from Tabby Crafts.
Buttons were a rak from Stef and the lace was a tiny piece that I found in the bottom of my ribbon box which just fitted perfectly.
I'm not very keen on these colours, I much prefer pink or neutral colours but I kinda like the way this card has turned out. What do you think?
Well now that the card is done and dusted, I am off to get some DT stuff done, then will hopefully get some time tonight to do some blog hopping.