Sunday 28 February 2010

Do I? Don't I?

I really don't know if I like this card... I think that the tendency is to not like it.
I took the sketch from Clean & Simple, the colours of Burgundy, Lime Green and Fuschia from If the Shoe fits and the bird inspiration from Pals Paper Arts.
I think that the problem arose from trying to combine the challenges. I found the colour choice particularly challenging and I'm not a great exponent of inspiration challenges.
I think I'll just put it down to experience and say so more.
The image and sentiment are from Unity stamps.I overstampoed the fuschia background paper with a Tim Holtz background stamp in burgundy and then squirted a little Cosmic Shimmer Mist over it.
The bird was partly shaded with Copics and I went over the lime colour with a thin wash of copper Perfect Pearls, to tie in the texture of the image with the background.


  1. I like your bird image and I think it's a very interesting color combo.

  2. This is perfect for our challenge! Great bird image! Thanks for playing at PA!

  3. Hi Chrissie personally I love not only the colours but the image it looks clean and simple but effective.

    Lorraine x

  4. fantastic card! i think it's a great simple card! good for any occasion! Thank you for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  5. Oh I love these colors and the bird is so differnt and beautiful!

  6. Pretty! What a fun colour combo!

  7. love the bird image and the card really sparkles.

    Paula x x x

  8. Beautiful job coloring the bird! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  9. Hi Chrissie
    I love this card, so simple and elegant and I think the colours work well.

    Cyprus Anne

  10. I have to say I'm with you on this one. Do I? Dont I? Yes I do but not as much as others :-)
    A x

  11. One to chalk up for you then Chrissie but I really like it and all the focus on that gorgeous bird image. The background looks great too, love the sparkle. Hope you're well. Chris x

  12. I think it turned out to be fabulous!

    Thanks for playing along w/us @ CAS Stamping. :)

  13. Oh Wow Chrissie--I hope you win! This is beautiful! I love the TALL card--very unusual. I'm also a teacher and that's why I love to cut and paste! LOL
    VERY beautiful card!

    Purrs & Kisses,
    Kristal of Digi Kitty

  14. this is adorable! i like it! you should too! lol! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!


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