Thursday, 23 August 2012

Pink and Brown

I haven't had this sweet Gorjuss stamp out for a while, I think she might be my all time favourite Gorjuss girl as she's so versatile, so I dug her out for a play.  When I saw the challenge over at Passion for Promarkers, which is "Mono with Contrasting Hair", it sounded fun so I decided to have a go.  I love challenges for getting me to try something new!  I went for neutral browny shades with pink hair.  I was tempted to go wild and whacky with the colours but eventually settled for soft tones.  She has, of course, been coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are Papermania Capsule Collection in Lincoln Linen, I love these collections, as you may have guessed, as I use them a lot.  I added in a bit of kraft for matting and the leaves.
The flower was made with Spellbinders Poinsettia dies, the old ones from a few years back.  They're quite versatile for making all sorts of flowers, not just poinsettias.  I cut three medium and three small flowers from kraft core Core'dinations, giving them all a scrunch and a good sanding before shaping and layering.  The stamens were made with a Nellie Snellen punch.  The finished flower was then lightly dabbed with PVA and sprinkled with Glamour Dust for a touch of sparkle.  The punched strips were made with a Martha Stewart punch from the same card as the flower.
The sentiment is from a Personal Impressions set, and has been die cut and edged with Platinum Stickles.
Ribbon, bow, pearls, done!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #163 - mono with unusual hair
The Paper Shelter - #78 - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - #87 - anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - #24 - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - #162 - make your own embellishments, I made the flower and bow


  1. Gorgeous card Wendy, image beautifully coloured and the layout is fantastic. Love the flower. Caroline xxx

  2. Fab card Wendy - love the soft colours and also that pink hair xx

  3. This is gorgeous Wendy..

    Love those tones of brown, the layout is great too.. You have coloured her beautifully. That pink hair is fab

    Hugs Kelly

  4. WOW! This is stunning Wendy. I can see why you love this image so much and you have coloured her beautifully. I really love the layout and your flower looks wonderful


  5. Stunning Wendy - I love this colour combination - so so lovely.

  6. Oh this is so yummy Wendy, lovin her pink hair :)

  7. hi wendy, such a gorgeous card, love the colours..pam

  8. Totally gorgeous card. Love the colours you have used. Great layout and design and the flower is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
    Eileen x

  9. That flower is gorgeous!! So much detail. I love that image and I love your coloring!! Its amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! I hope to see you again next week :)

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  10. So gorgeous Wendy! I adore your colours and soft colouring xx Jenny xx

  11. Beautiful card! So pretty--very soft and delicate feeling! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  12. I love the soft colors of your card. Kinda has a vintage feel. So glad you shared it with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  13. Wendy this is so beautifully designed and the colours are perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  14. Really lovely looking card. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter for our anything goes challenge.
    Love n hugs

  15. Love how you colored your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

  16. This is beautiful! I really love the flower you have made... wow I wish I could make such beautiful flowers. And the monochrome color works beautifully with this gorgeous image!

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  17. so sweet! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

  18. I Really have enjoyed your Blog. This creation is really sharp, full of Talent.
    Best Of Luck in the challenge.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  19. so gorgeous wendy.i love the sweet gg girl and her pink hair is stunning.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  20. What a cutie! I love the soft, subtle colouring and that flower is WOAH!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Passion for ProMarkers for our 'Monochrome with UNUSUAL Hair' challenge. Good luck.

    xo, Lou Mac.

  21. Congrats on the win! Such a delish card too. Hugs from another Wendy x


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