Sunday, 29 November 2009

Paperplay Challenge Week 43

This week is a sketch over at the Paperplay Challenge blog, by Sandie. I had fun with this one, the thin strips aren't something I would normally have used, but I'm really quite pleased with the way the card has turned out, so thanks Sandie, for challenging me to try something new :)
The image is a freebie from Birdscards, and she has lots of other freebies available, as well as some video tutorials, so pop along and have a look. I coloured the poinsettia in Paintshop, decoupaged it and used some teeny gold gems in the centre. :)
The green paper and the vellum and the sentiment are all from Mad About Cards pound range, and the gold paper, red paper and gems are all USOs (Unbranded Stash Objects :P)
Overall, the colours are rather deeper than in the photo, but after taking LOTS of shots, it came down to a choice of the green and red colours looking true-to-life, and the gold looking dreadful, or the gold looking ok and the red and green looking a bit less deep. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Liz said...

Its BEAUTIFUL susan Thanks so very much for playing along with the sketch at paperplay Yours is gret take of the sketch and lovely Xmas flower too

Liz xx

Rose said...

Lovely card Susan, gorgeous backing papers and lovely decoupage :-)

Rose x

Cheryl said...

this is gojus hun love the backing papers on this fabby image too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Chris Arlington said...

Great card Susan, I find it so exciting to see everyone's interpretations. I think I've discovered another addiction lol

Sarah said...

Beautiful Susan love the colours xxhugsxx
Sarah xx

Spyder said...

Lovely Card Susan!! Love the colours, I've used 'Paint' on Computer (not in a pot)before, it's great fun! Will check out the link too!