Friday, 22 June 2012

A Riot of Colour

Morning folks, summer has disappeared again and we have a wild, wet and windy day here again so those woollies have had to come out again! Don't know about you but I'm really fed up with the weather not being able to make its mind up - changeable is not the word!
Anyhow, enough whinging as I'm here with details of our new challenge over at Polka Doodles today chosen by Miria, our Italian teamie. The theme is Trooping The Colour by which Miria means that she would like to see lots of colour on your creations - as many as you can manage.
I scratched my head over this one and then inspiration struck as I can't think of anywhere that you would find more colour than a garden and here's what I have to show you.

As you can see there are loads of elements on my card which is why I chickened out of doing any colouring which would have taken me at least a week! Instead I used lots of the pretty precoloured elements from the Sugarplum Daisy CD as they're so bright and summery.
I used the cute mushroom house topper as my background and then did a lot of nifty snipping to add the cute fairy image and some of her little friends together with some pretty floral borders. I used several of the pretty papers from the CD, layered up and punched for a pretty effect and finished off with some contrast stitched ribbon and a sentiment from the CD which I die cut and coloured with Promarkers then added pearls to.

Challenges for my card:
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colours
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer

Thanks for looking and have a great day. I now have to finish off some VAT workings - ugh!
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Pretty card, very colourful! Hugs, Valerie
windy and stormy over here, too!

Cat's sCrap said...

Maginficent realization. Beautiful choice of colours. Wonderful papers. Good work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Miria said...

Hi, Fliss. I love the colours and images you used, a gorgeous take on my challenge, thank you! Hugs, Miria xx

Jacqueline said...

Wish my garden looked this colourful - like you said wet and windy!
Beautiful Fliss - Jacqueline xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is soo pretty!

mandy said...

Gorgeous card love all the different layers and summer colors

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx

Buttons said...

So beautiful and bright Fliss. Hope the VAT is sorted quickly so you can get back to crafting. Hugs, Buttons x

gina g said...

Gorgeous creation i love the image and the colours are beautiful.. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, absolutely gorgeous, such stunning colours and such a pretty image, lovely summery feel, unlike our dreadful weather. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a magical and wonderful scene.

Jenni said...

Gorgeous summery card and it's perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenges this week, hope to see you again soon.
Jenni x

Shirl said...

Fliss you do colour well and this is really cute.

Hugs Shirley x x

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, love those elements and such pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)