Sunday, 18 April 2010

Truly Scrumptious

Here is this week's sketch from Truly Scrumptious together with the optional theme of April Showers.
It's strange how picking up a pen can influence how a card develops... I just thought I would do a yellow umbrella, but the shade I chose didn't go with any of the yellow/green papers I had, which is what I first thought I would do. So off I went with the addition of brown. I opened several reels of ribbon until I found one that was approaching the shade of yellow I needed. I think it works, but the whole thing doesn't look terribly Aprilly to me, the colours are a little rich!
I enjoyed making the flowers (Nellies) and the frame (Martha Stewart) and because the overall feel is Yellow, it's for the Alphabet Challenge, Y - Yellow, this week. At Stempeltraume, it's Yellow and flowers, so there's another challenge!
The brown background paper is embossed with Cuttlebug random Dots and the sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.


  1. well I think it makes a great change to use these colours Chrissie - have you ever considered colouring white ribbon with your copics/pens to obtain the right shade to match with your projects? I've even coloured some cream pre-made bows with my promarkers to achieve a match - great when you don't have the right shade... just thought i'd share...

    Paula x x x

  2. What a brilliant card, the colours are so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. This is just adorable - love your image and your choice of colors!

  4. This is just so cute, Sue x

  5. Well I love your choice of colours, looks great!


  6. Lovely card Chrissie, I love the mouse! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  7. This is beautiful Chrissie and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at TS.

  8. Oh very very cute, this card is wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us this week at StempelTräume.

    Hugs Sandra

  9. This mouse is soooo cute! Both your cards are so great!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at StempelTräume!

    Hugs, Sande

  10. wow I love this Chrissie, brilliant colour combo and the mouse is so cute...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx


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