Wednesday 1 February 2012

Rules Were Made To Be Broken!

It's that time of week again and what a great response to our last challenge over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.  I loved using the stunning photo for inspiration and by the looks of things, everyone else was inspired too. 

This week's challenge is sponsored by the Stamp Fairy and the design team were lucky enough to have two lovely images to use.  Our theme for the challenge is:-

use a digi image

and this was the perfect match with our sponsor.  I chose the Nelly in Love digi and I think I'm in love! 

Rules were made to be broken as they say and I think this card fits the bill!  I coloured the image before choosing my papers and I've placed the topper in the centre of the card, ignoring the rule of thirds.  I hope it works though.

The base is green pearlescent card from Create and Craft which I used to cover the card blank.  The flowery paper came free with Issue 84 of Quick Cards Made Easy.  I did a faux stitching effect using the fine liner pen from the Promarkers.  This is the first time I used this technique and I'll definitely be trying it again.  The gingham paper was from my stash and I think it was originally bought from eBay.  I coloured the image with Promarkers in Forest Green, Rose Pink (dress), Walnut, Cinnamon, Henna (hair), Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink (skin).  The little images inside the heart were coloured with the Promarkers in Forest Green and Rose Pink and just stamped as normal using an acrylic block. 

I cut the pink heart using one of the X-Cut dies and was really impressed with the embossing result.  The flourishes were cut from Spellbinders Flourish Accents and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.  I coloured the back of the large flourish with the Forest Green Promarker to get a perfect colour match.  The lovely image was cut using Spellbinders Labels H.  I also used this for the sentiment stamp.  I had a major tidy up of my stamp collection at the weekend.  Found a few that had been forgotten in the back of the drawer.  My project this year is to make my crafty space more user-friendly as I'm constantly looking for things that I know I've bought but have no idea where I've hidden! 

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


catherine said...

This is a beautiful card and fab image. love the way you have put it all together
x catherine

Vicky said...

This card is so pretty the image and colours too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, love your layout and pretty papers.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so stunning rachel.the image is gorgeous and i love your fab colours ;D

xx coops xx

Lou Sims said...

Great card Rachel and loving the colour combo. have to say like your rule breaking and you should do it more often!!!


Sue said...

Hi Rach, such a sweet card and a super cute image :-)

No, were not snowed in we have had about an inch and half here in lincs on the east coast up to now but is forecast to come down a bit heavier between 10pm and midnight tonight ...yeh we'll