Friday, December 3, 2010

Summertime!!

mmm....we are now officially into our third day of Summer here in the land downunder, but what strange weather we are having!!?- it is usually hot and dry in our area during this time of year but for the past week we have truly had a mixture of the 4 seasons !! Yesterday was cold, wet and windy, Today is hot, humid and stormy - I don't like either of these versions of weather patterns, so I have spent today playing in my "happy room". I decided the best thing to do was pretend it really was a beautiful Summers' day and  create a bright and cheery card for the current challenge at http://magnoliadownunderchallenges.blogspot.com/

As you know, I am very much a "pink" girl but I decided that I would spread my wings and experiment with something new to add to my repertoire of  favourites colours...and I went with a very bold approach that will take a bit of getting use to LOL!!  I used "Tilda with Bike" from Magnolia's Lazy Summer Day's Collection 2009 and drawing inspiration from some striped paper, I found in my ever growing "stash", I went with shades of blue, green and purple.

Copics Used:
Blues - B97, B95, B93
Purples - BV00, BV02, BV04
Greens - YG00, YG03, YG06

I coloured the paper flowers with a combination of the same colours, the finished card was very bright and bold and I wasn't sure if I should add a Birthday or Get Well sentiment - but with a toss of a coin the Birthday tag won out!!

I like to take the photos of my cards in natural light so I usually set them up outside in our pergola area...while I was setting up to take the photo.. our 14 year old kitty, Miss Pepper decided she wanted to be in the photo too, so she plonked herself on my drop sheet and supervised the proceedings - it was so cute! - well it was, until... she had a little "nibble" on the corner of my card!!

5 comments:

Karen said...

Awww WOW your card is so bright and cheery and very summery - despite the weather!! Thanks so much for joining in this weeks challenge at MDUC. Hope we see you again next week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Sammi said...

Oooh... Gorgeous card!! LOVE those colours!
Miss Pepper is so cute!
Sammi

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love your vibrant colours! Miss Pepper doesn't look 14, hope she didn't nibble too much lol! Take CareX:)

TaraG said...

Love the pretty and fun colours, Chris. They are so summery and this is one of my fave Tilda's...can't get any more summery than riding your bike, now can ya?! Love the flowers and all the detail! Thanks os much for joining us a MDUC!
hugs,t

stampinmoments.com said...

My favourite colours Chris! Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring!
Andrea