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Saturday, 2 July 2011

This Is What Happens When .....

......... you don't think an idea through properly!  Morning all, hope you are having a happy, sunny, Saturday so far.  After a week of searing heat, thunder storms and sudden downpours I am hoping that today's sunshine is going to stay around for a few hours at least.

PENNY BLACK AT ALLSORTS July Challenge is Flower Power and I thought I would use the same stamp that I used bits of for last week's Less Is More challenge.  It's from the Penny Black Flower Gallery clear set and it's so pretty.

But this is where the idea when a bit doolally.  I settled on colouring it in Copics, and having tried out various colours I ended up with lilac.  Nothing wrong with that I hear you say.  No, true enough, lilac is a very pretty colour, but my card has ended up like a sympathy card, which wasn't the original intention!


I thought I would add some pearls to try and lift it a bit, but now it just looks like a Victorian sympathy card.

Me thinks I shall have another go at the challenge and make something more cheerful!

Hugs, Sxx

17 comments:

Chrissy said...

Well, I think it is beautiful, sympathy or otherwise, it is very pretty.Love that centre punched/die cut trim, very stylish.
It's lovely Squirrel..
Luv CHRISSYxx

Michele Spera said...

Wonderful job on the shading:-) Love it:-)
Hugs
Michele

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I think it's very elegant and beautiful Squirrel! The punched strip is so pretty and the flowers are beautifully coloured.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
Clare x

The Crystal Elephant said...

Your colouring is very good xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, big hugs ♥ Pops x x x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love your purple tones,,,,,,thanks for sharing,,,,,it,

Violets Corner said...

I think it's very beautiful, love the great colours and the details. I'm looking forward to see the next one too.

Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Hugs
Maarit

Linda said...

This is so beautiful.. Love the colors.. very lovely work as always.. Hugs, Linda

coops said...

beautiful card squirrel.your colours are gorgeous and stunning image and design :D

xx coops xx

Aj* said...

Sympathy.. Nah.... its more of an old dears birthday/thankyou card & you can never have enough of those in the card drawer.

It looks good ! & besides.. I personally love lilac )

Aj.

brenda said...

A really beautiful card adn your colour choice perfect for the image.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Katherine said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for joining Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge.

Mervi said...

It's gorgeous, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing this with us at
Penny Black @ Allsorts July Challenge
Flower power, good luck, welcome again;-))m

louise said...

I think you card is beautiful and I love lilac,thanks for joing us at Penny Black at allsorts.
Louise xx

Zippy said...

Very differnt for you hun but beautiful nonetheless, I adore it. xxxx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Beverly Montez said...

Lovely card. You did a beautiful job of coloring.

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