Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Honeysuckle Hues for the Challenge Blog

Hello everyone, there is a brand new challenge starting over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog today. I have made a card as part of the inspiration provided, using the new colours for this month's challenge. I have gone for the cheerier end of the spectrum, unusually for me, but the sun was shining, and I couldn't help myself!

I started my card by making a wrinkle free distress background, using Antique Linen and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I then added a layer of Shaded Lilac over the top. By drying each layer, this means that the purple tones do not muddy in with the orange tones. I used a great stencil over part of the background, called 'Fabric' by Dutch Doobadoo, and completed the background by using a small honeysuckle stamp from the Elegant Edges stamp set.

I stamped an image from the Honeysuckle Butterfly stamp set onto an oval die cut, using Imperial Purple Versafine Ink, and heat set this with my heat gun, before colouring the image with Distress Markers. I added a touch of shading around the edge of the oval, using Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Finally, I used some deep purple card to mat the image and background, and added some pale pink organza ribbon to finish the card.

There is more DT inspiration over on the challenge blog, and you can find out how you can win £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque goodies by heading over there. I hope that you will join in the challenge. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Judith and great use of the colours, I can almost smell the honeysuckle.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kate x

craftimamma said...

Such a beautiful card my friend. I love the current colour combo and am hoping I can use it for at least one of the cards I have to make for next month so I can join in the challenge. Your background is fab and brilliant colouring of the image too.

Lesley Xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your use of the stencil in combination with the Elegant Edges' small stamp looks terrific & adds lovely interest drawing the eye to the honeysuckle in the focal image. The deep purple matting complements the stamped image beautifully - using the VersaFine Imperial Purple for the image stamping is a masterful touch.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

A really pretty stencilled background, love the way the honeysuckle reflects the main image. The colouring of the main image is lovely and vibrant and as always you use ribbon to great contrasting effect. A great design. Elaine xxx

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