Tuesday 12 July 2011

Mad for Markers - Pink & Yellow Challenge

Good morning everyone hopefully you are all well. I am here today to share with you my DT card for the current challenge over at Mad for Markers.

We are over the halfway mark of school holidays here and have to say have been enjoying it. We have done a few things with the kids but poor little Robbie has developed a middle ear infection (which set in whilst we were at Science works) and as such we are a bit housebound at the moment. It is great for me though as I spent all of yesterday cleaning out my crafting corner. I did realise though whilst doing this that I am a very impulsive buyer with my papers and need to stop that as I came across a lot of papers that have been sitting there for a year or two untouched and when I looked at them yesterday I thought what the heck was I thinking!!!! My daughter loved this clean out though as she has scored lots of papers and embellishments!

Anyhow the new fortnightly challenge at Mad for Markers is Pink & Yellow. I must admit that that I only ended up using a little bit of yellow (as I am struggling to come up with a combination that I like) so i will be looking at my fellow teamies and checking out their yellow combos!

I love the way that lots of people have been using their different swirls/flourishes together so decided to give this a go. I also in my haste purchases last year just HAD to have the tag die but have rarely used it so I decided to challenge myself and use it! I struggled with the layout of this card as I was originally following a sketch over at LOTV but I could not get it to work so I gave up and just moved the bits of cardstock I had cut around till I came up with something I liked.

At Make it Colourful this week the challenge is pleats and folds. I am a huge admirer of Zoe's colouring skills and have watched lots of her tutorials in the past so I decided to sit down and give it a go (you would have noticed been trying to do this a bit over the last few months) without watching any tutorials but instead going with my instincts and just going for it. I have to say I am pretty happy with the result (still a long way to go though). I have tried to add folds to her hair were the waves would be and also a little to the socks as well.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
- Totally Tilda - distressing
- Simply Magnolia - Birthday
- Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Flowers

Thanks for stopping by, until next time


  1. This is Gorgeous Bron!! I LOVE it!!

  2. Super mooie kaart Bron, bedankt voor het meedoen bij Simply Magnolia

    Groetjes Inge

  3. I think I need to view Zoe's tutorials more... you have done an amazing job with the folds in Tilda's dress... wow! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simply Magnolia. Please pop by again soon, hugs Sharon x

  4. Beautiful Bron! I love the swirls and the tag tucked behind the image. Hope Robbie is soon on the mend. xx

  5. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs pops x

  6. Oh, Bron! This is gorgeous! Love the Hawaiian Tilda and the way you inked her is so fab! Beautiful papers :)


  7. This is gorgeous Bron. You colouring of the dress and particularly the folds is amazing. And the socks rock too. Good work.

  8. ooooooooooooooo so pirdy! Tilda is stunningly colored! Great papers and flourishes! And wowzers, look at all them remarkable layers! Thanks for getting distressed with us at Totally Tilda this time round! Best of luck to you! Corry & the TT team!

  9. Stunning Tilda creation your colouring is perfect..great layout & take on the Distressing chall.

    thanks for sharing at Totally Tilda chall this time.

    smiles Christine TT DT & girlies xx

  10. Such a pretty card....and those folds look gorgeous, beautiful job
    Vicky x

  11. Love the sewing and the embellishments on this card. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the MSL 'summer flowers' challenge and we hope to see you again real soon.


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