Monday, January 24, 2011

A Touch More Orange

To all the "lovely ladies" that have commented about my orange cards.....you may just have started something LOL!! ;) and just maybe, I do - do orange!! I have made two more cards today and what colour copics did I pick up first? - yep, you guessed it - YR00, YR02, YR07. I was influenced by the fact that I still had some "left-over" scraps of paper from both the Kaisercraft "Tea at Elise's" and "Devonshire" collections scattered all over my desk - so rather than pack them away I put them to good use.

This first card is so much bolder than my usual style and I didn't use flowers - even that is a "detour" for me. I found these tiny buttons in my embroidery basket - they are also "left-overs" from a very old project!! and they were the perfect colour match for paper choices. I hand-cut the heart and used a white gel pen to "stitch" around it and the orange paper. I do have to tell you a "funny-story" about the image I stamped...I'm not sure what happened but I didn't stamp the image evenly and it had "blurred" edges - angry with myself....I threw it in the bin....then feeling wasteful, I retrieved it, turned it over and restamped on the back....how is that for recycling??!! - I think that qualifies me for the challenge over at http://magnoliadownunderchallenges.blogspot.com/ which is REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.





Stamp = Brother & Sister - Magnolia Autumn 2010 Collection

Copics Used:

Tilda's Dress - YR00, YR02, YR07, YG93, YG95, YG97
Edwins Overalls - BG01, BG05, BG09
Edwins Shirt - Y21, Y23, Y26

and card No. 2


Stamp = King Tilda -Yours So Special 2011 Collection

Copics Used:

Crown - YR00, YR02, YR07
Top - Y21, Y23, Y26
Pants - B93, B95, B97

and a close-up photo




I do have to apologise for the "orange tinge" to the background of these photos -  more orange! - I hear you say! - he he! My usual white backdrop is in the wash and outside in the blazing 34oC sun, is not the ideal place to be taking photos.

9 comments:

Iulia said...

Lovely cards! Great colors too! I love your little cactus pot nearby too:)
Hugs, iulia

wljp65 said...

Love them both!! Great job on the coloring!!!

Wendy - daffygal

Leslie Avila said...

Wow, you've been busy. I love both of your cards. Love that you've made them both so bright and cheery.
Happy Monday~
Leslie

Angela said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful! Love these color combos! :) hugs, Angela

Rene said...

Both of these are so bright and cheery! Gorgeous!
Rene ;D

Camilla said...

Gorgeous cards! Your colouring is wonderful!!
Thank you for joining MDUC this week.
Hugs, Camilla

Scrappinangler said...

You ROCK orange!! Beautiful job on both cards! I heart orange myself.

Anne Kristine said...

Beautiful cards!
Lovely colours!!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Lisette Morris said...

These are gorgeous! I love the bright colors! Great cards!