Monday, 26 May 2008

Bright 'n' Bold - It's What Comes Naturally to Me!

Well, after struggling yesterday with my Rubber Romance card, I was feeling a bit flat and useless so I decided to make something that I knew I could do fairly well! Yep, you know what this means - I've gone all loud and colourful again!!!


I dug out an old cupcake stamp and coloured it with Whispers and Stardust pens. I then matted this on to some pink card stock. As I won't be getting my Cuttlebug (& Nesties!) til my birthday (2nd July - not long to go!), I handmade my scalloped shape using a 5p! Quite effective don't you think?! This then got layered on 3D pads onto some freebie Epson papers. I doodled some black and white checkered borders, added a scalloped 'footer' and some black ribbon.

I was so much happier working in this style and it felt far more natural and altogether more 'me'. Hope you all like it as much as I do!


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16 comments:

Aimee said...

love the color combination! Very cute card!

Sheila said...

I really like your black and white borders. Might pinch that idea from you, too!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the doodling.

mel4christ said...

Wow,your doodling is fantastic. Thought it was a stamp. Love it!!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous bright card!...glad you feel happier with this one. I know what you mean about being in your comfort zone. Some cards just come together really easy but some I struggle with. x

TinaB said...

I love black and pink xx Fab Card xx

Tina SBS16

Jenn said...

Hi Stacey!
Thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely comment you left, I really appreciate it! I love this super cute cupcake card!!! The color combo is fabulous and the little cupcake image looks sweet enough to eat!!! I also love the scalloped border around the cupcake image...too cute!!! :D

Michelle said...

You "doodled" the checkerboard pattern? Wow, that's great. I love the whimsy of the card.

Michelle SBS16

Shell-challenge addict said...

WOOHOO Stacey. Great minds thing alike on the colours.........
Your card is stunning. I love that stripey paper and that doodling is absolutely fantastic.
May try some doodling. Do you have any links to where I can see more.
Shell SBS16 xx

kerry said...

Fab'n'funky card!! I love the colours & the doodling really frames the edges. Love it!!
Kerry xxx

craftyscot said...

love the card, great colours and ingenious use of 5p.
Sharon
x

Beth said...

This is fab! I love all the doodling.

With your Whispers pens question, I colour directly onto the image then drag it out using either a Whipsers blender pen or a waterbrush, if it doesn't drag out enough, I use the acrylic block technique. I only really works on watercolour card, the pigment sinks in to much on normal card I find, hope that helps!

I've tagged you by the way, check out my blog! :)

Cass said...

Thanks for your comments on my card Stacey and popping by my blog. Love this card.Very striking colour combo.I love black and pink together.

Cass xx

Janet said...

Stunning! I love it!X

Manda said...

Gorgeous card, really cute! I've got a little something for you over on my blog hun, hope you like it. Mand xxx

Zoe said...

great card, your doodled edges look great