Wednesday 27 February 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #160 - Pastel Colours

Hi Crafting Lovelies,

Well, that's been a quick week!  We are back at Fab'n'Funky Challenges with a brand new theme for you today.  However, we just want to thank everyone for entering our last challenge - Flower Power.  What an overwhelming response.  Flower power was certainly flowing in craft land last week!

Now onto our current challenge - the wondeful Sue (you might know her better as Sue - Bearhouse!) is our host and we are sponsored by the one, the only Saturated Canary.  *insert squeal here*  My absolutely favourite digi company - if we are allowed to have favourites!  Okay, I won't keep you in suspense any longer, our theme is...

Pastel Colours

Simples!  Just use a pastel colour palette for your project and link up to be in with a chance to win a fab prize from Saturated Canary

The team were so lucky to be able to choose a digi from Krista's amazing collection and I chose Vintage Violet.  She is just too cute!  And here is my card...

My cardstock is all Hunkdory Adoreable Scorable and I embossed the blue with Spellbinders M-Bossabilites Dainty Dots.  I added three stripes of the green and then layered the pink at an angle with foam pads.  My image was cut with Spellbinders Grand Rectangles. 

I used Flexmarkers and ProMarkers to colour Violet up and used these colours - Ivory, Vanilla, Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Pale Blossom, Pink Lavendar, Lemon, Soft Lime, Soft Aqua, Glacier Blue.  I've actually lost my list but i think this is the full set of colours used.  This is the first time I've tried using Ivory and Vanilla for blonde hair but I really liked the result.

Unfortunately, my camera skills haven't shown up the shading too well.  It is very subtle.  I added Glossy Accents to make her glasses shine.  My sentiment was stamped from that great set that I can't remember where I bought!  I used Spellbinder Framed Tags One to cut it out.  My gems are from Create and Craft.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge #199 - Birthdays
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog #38 - Pretty Pastels
Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog - Mother's Day or for a Special Lady

I hope you can join us in our Pastel colouring challenge.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Judith said...

What a gorgeous card Rachel - oh have coloured her beautifully - I think SC must bring out the best in us! - love her glossy glasses hugs Judith x

Ciska said...

So sweet Rachel, love the glossy glasses idea. Violet is such a classy lass here and the combination with the soft pastels are just so adorable!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Rachel. One of my favourite SC images and I love your soft colouring and fabulous layout.
Sue xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh so pretty, love the soft colours xx

Pat K said...

Beautiful card the image in soft colours. Great job on her glasses ! hugs, x

Vicky said...

Truly gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Chris said...

Lovely card, such soft delicate colours and beautiful colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pamela said...

Beautiful delicate card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

coops said...

so beautiful rachel.gorgeous pretty colours and image ;D

xx coops xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Rachel, love the image and what a great idea on her glasses.

Pat xx

Jenny said...

Oh! I love this soft pastel look. Thanks so much for joining in our Special Lady/Mothers Day challenge at Sweet Stampin'. x

Atty Fatty said...

so cute image :)