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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Dazzling Green with Mouse Looking Towards Spring

easel card standing open card showing detail of base & panel for written message detail of glittered strip & floral embellishment
This was incredibly difficult to photograph. The bluey-green of the card on the floral embellishment I made (Woodware punch plus some sequins & a bead) immediately above is actually a brilliant emerald metallic green, more pearlised than mirror in effect but, nonetheless, so shimmery that the flash reflected back into the lens unless I also lit the area with a daylight lamp. The main easel panel, the scalloped circle on the left & the strip to the right are the same green so the whole effect with the strip of glitter & the shiny embellishments is actually quite dazzling.

I followed Hazel's Sketch at Moving Along With the Times intending to enter that challenge but missed the deadline. However, as the "cute" mouse with her floral bonnet (it could be an Easter one) looking up towards a blossom gem in combination with the floral patterned paper & predominantly green & pink colouring gives such a seasonal sense of Spring, this week's Spring time theme of the A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge is quite apt. I watercoloured the image using Derwent Inktense pencils & made the glittered strip by sprinkling a length of extra strong double sided tape with glitter. The embellishments at either end of it are again made from sequins & beads in my "stash". The circle & scalloped circles punches used are Woodware whereas the corner rounder punch used on the mouse panel is an EK Success one. The mouse stamp is one of the Cute Companions (Crafter's Companion) & the patterned paper is Dovecraft Retro Floral Prints. All the other items are from "stash".

I am entering the following challenges:
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge 4 - Dazzle Us http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-4-dazzle-us.html
My Time to Craft Challenge 79 - Green Plus One!http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-79-green-plus-one.html
Stamp Something - Something Cute

4 comments:

Juanita said...

Adorable easel card. Fabulous color combo and beautifully colored image. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Lori said...

What an adorable image!!! Beautifully colored and I love the colors you chose as well as that glitter strip :) Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Love and hugs ~ Lori

Jennifer said...

GReat color choices. Love your image. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.

Jacki Randolph said...

Such a cute image and beautiful colouring. Great easel card!

Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.