A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I have a new card that I would like to share with you all today. I have made this for the Anything Goes Challenge Blog. Their challenge this week is Blue and One Other Colour - mine is Orange!

I have used the Gorjuss 'The Bear' stamp which is absolutely gorgeous ;) The cute sentiment is a Digi Stamp from Paper Makeup Stamps. No patterned papers for this challenge; I have simply used my distress inks to create a custom blue background (which you can see on my Distress Ink Tutorial), and an apricot and orange cardstock for the borders.

Gorjuss was coloured using Copic Markers, and for the distressed borders I used the Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

For the embellishments, I really wanted wanted to use an orange flower to match the colouring on Gorjuss. I couldn't find anything that was quite right so decided to distress some plain white paper flowers that I picked up from my local craft store. I used the Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Ink on the tips of the petals and the Archivals Brilliance Gold Ink to add a bit of sparkle. I have also done a photo tutorial showing how you can distress your own paper flowers to suit your project here.

The other challenges that I will be entering with this card are:

Thanks for stopping by :)



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  1. Great distressing on those flowers! Love your coloring too...her hair just looks so real. Beautiful card with a precious image.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

  2. this is gorgeous super detail bless you for playing at anything goes this week,love Cheryl xxx

  3. So pretty and your colouring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

  4. Beautiful card....I especially love how you tweaked your embellishments to work for you. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

  5. sweet, sweet card, I love blue and orange together, your flowers turned out great!

  6. This is just Gorgeous hun...love this image, and you have coloured her so beautifully..love your borders! Saw this on Make It Monday....

  7. What a gorgeous card,love the image.xxx

  8. beautiful coloring on this image and love the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  9. How BEAUTIFUL! Love it! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  10. Adorable card. Love the bear ! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

  11. Saw this on MIM, what a lovely card! x

  12. Super Card!
    thanks for joining us at OSCC this time hope to see you next time too

  13. This is very pretty. I love what you did with the border. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. See you again soon.
    AI DT

  14. Such a sweet image and the border punch is a great detail. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  15. Beautiful card and gorgeous colours!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge and don't forget we also give a prize to the best Top Tipper - see TTT for details on how to win!
    ....Your tip on distressing flowers in a colour to match your project is the type of tip we are looking for - Hopefully you'll have another Top Tip for us next challenge :)

    Carol x

  16. Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
    Hugs and best wishes!
    Tammy Louise


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