Monday, 2 June 2014

Milk Coffee Digi stamp challenge

The theme this week for Through the Purple Haze challenge is to create your own background, with our sponsor being Milk Coffee Digi stamps. I took my inspiration for this card from Julia Watts, I was lucky enough to win one of her cards from Create and Craft this week, so got really excited to try some of her techniques.

I first off all coloured the beautiful image with Promarkers, which then led me to set upon the colour scheme for the card. I went with the aqua colour of the pillow. For the background, I used the Ink Duster to lay on a light layer of colour through a stencil, then put it through the GC in an embossing folder to get the clock embossing. I finished this part by smudging some of the ink around the edge of the background. I then layered this onto a piece of complimenting coloured card, put that on white, leaving a slightly wider gap for the PVA glue pearls, mounted again on the aqua coloured and finally put this on an 8x8 white card, with the ink dusted around the edge of this as well. 
Once I'd glued the image into the corner, I made the rose with a strip of ribbon rolled around and held in place with super sticky tape, added a few leaves made from the aqua card and created the sentiment using the Clarity Stamps Letterbox stamps.
Really pleased with how it has come out, hope you like it.
I've also made my first video tutorial of how to make the rose, it's posted on YouTube, just follow the link.

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Image - Milk Coffee Digi Stamps
Burgundy, Warm Grey 1, Warm Grey 4, Tea Green, Soft Green, Cinnamon, Saddle Brown, Burnt Sienna, Mandarin, Almond, Light Fawn, Putty, Ginger, Soft Peach, Blush,Tea Rose, Sunkissed Pink
Ink - Ranger Adirondack Aqua
Aqua Pearlescent card - Create & Craft
Mask - That Special Touch, Argyle
Embossing folder - Die'Sire Embossalicious Stitch in Time
 Leaf Die - Spellbinders D-Lites Create-a-Rose
Sentiment - Clarity Stamps Letterbox
Ribbon rose - Ribbon from my crafty stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Made rose Closed 05/07/2014 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed No winners Closed


  1. Great Design, just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge this week, thank you so much for joining in with us, it is much appreciated, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and good luck in the draw for this challenge which will be held next Sunday....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

  2. Love that ribbon rose! Such a cute card!! Thanks for playing joining the snarky sisterhood for the "R is for Ribbon" challenge!!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the soft palette colour and the image is gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  4. da ist dir eine sehr niedliche karte gelungen.

    danke für die TN. bei den fairytale stampers.

    glg meggi

  5. your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for your participation in the Fairytale Stampers

  6. Love the beautiful pastel colours you have used and that sweet image and the lovely letters - great card.

  7. Such a pretty card, Wendy! Perfect colouring and background, and your ribbon rose is beautiful. So glad you joined the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  8. Hi Wendy brilliant hun - be sure to enter my Candy - offering it as a huge thank you hugs Judith x

  9. A gorgeous card, love the techniques you've used and the colour pallette

  10. This is really lovely Wendy! I love how you coloured the image and the background looks fab :)
    Lizy xx

  11. What a lovely card Wendy. Gorgeous colours used. Very delicate x

  12. Ahhh such a cute card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers

  13. I love your ribbon rose! Your card is so pretty! Thanks for joining the R is for Ribbon Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  14. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: layer it up - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  15. Such a sweet image, love your pretty card. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  16. Oh this is such a lovely card Wendy! Especially for a girl who loves to read as much as I do! Your colouring and choice of colours is fab! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner