Tuesday, 8 November 2011

LIM challenge - A change from Christmas!

Afternoon all!!

I honestly don't know where time goes to. It's been over a week since I last posted on my blog, although I have had time to have a look what you've all been up to and to make a few cards.

Today I am sharing with you my entry for this weeks LIM challenge, where there is a colour challenge. Chrissie and Mandi want to see Red and Orange this week, in honour of Bonfire night! Now I am in full Christmas mode at the minute, with only 47 days until the big day and a christmas class I have coming up in a few weeks. However, I didn't think I could make Red and Orange work for christmas. So whilst I was out and about yesterday I was inspired by a beautiful tree with really vibrant red leaves on it, and so the idea for the following card was born!


An arty farty angle.....


the simple inside...



Whilst I had my supplies out I made an identical one with just a change of sentiment for a work colleague who had surgery yesterday.




(Apologies for the poor light in the pictures it's been dark and miserable here today!)

Materials

CS: SU Cherry Cobbler and Confetti White

Stamps: SU Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs, Trendy Tree's and Happiest Birthday Wishes

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Daubers for distressing, Blender pen

Misc: SU Markers in Bravo Burgundy, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Early espresso



I love how by inking up the stamp with your markers you get this multi-tonal effect of the leaves. I then used a blender pen to drag the colours together so there was no white space between the leaves. A definate CAS card from me this week, with lots of white space.

Got to dash. I need to go start tea and then I've got my tuesday night craft club to go to.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you've all created.

Hugs, Victoria

~x~


16 comments:

Jenny said...

Fantastic tree Vicky, you've got the colour spot on for a really realistic tree and I love the sentiments inside both too :)
Jenny x

Suzilou said...

Really lovely tree, love the red and orange leaves and great sentiments :)

kingstonmama said...

Wow, wow, wow! That tree is gorgeous. I Love it. :) Ann Y.

Chrissie said...

Super card Vicky... I love this tree, it's so majestic... and a great card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card - fab blending of colours - like it lots!

Vicky Hayes said...

Red and orange works brilliantly for this tree Vicky - I love it! The single leaf inside is a pretty touch. Vx

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Vikcy, I love the stamp and beautiuflly inked. Love how you can change the card with just the sentiment too xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Claire said...

I really like the style of your cards, they are lovely. Claire x

GinaA said...

Great cards, the shading works so well with this tree image, the inside is as good as the front.

Marrigje said...

Beautifull. Thanks for sharing this one.

Wishcraft said...

Oh I love the colours on your tree, it's gorgeous! The inside looks lovely too :o) Lisa x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fab. card Vicky - it looks just like the large Acer Tree in my front garden which changes to these glorious colours in Autumn.
It's not as easy as I thought it would be to come up with an idea for this one, but you've done a great job!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Viv said...

Such a great card Vicky, I also had trouble with the light taking a pic today :O) Viv xx

Sue said...

A beautiful card Vicky. I love this image and it looks stunning with those colours. Sue.x

Karen said...

beautiful card with fabulous colours. i will have to keep an eye out for that stamp it's lovely as are the sentiments lol Kx