Friday, 29 July 2011

playing with browns

Bit of a hodgepodge of reasons for this one.. hubby had a clear out a few days ago and there were 3 fabby cream brocade buttons that just had to be snipped off before the waistcoat went to the recycling. Those ribbons got me thinking.. I've never done an image card in nothing but my favourite brown tones so there was 2 things I wanted to do with it. Then on KennyKs challenge blog the theme is pocket cards and I havent really done one of those either. Next came a thread on one of the forums about feeling guilty about buying stash.. well I'd just sorted out my markers and had a pang of guilt of having a full set of polychromos that have been used so rarely I've not even needed to sharpen the flesh tones. So here we have it.

Kenny K image coloured with just about every brown, yellow ochres and orange polychromo there is. My own nested shape cut with scal, vanilla grosgrain ribbon and ornament stamp & retired papers from SU. MS & SU punches, and flowers from wild orchid.

I'm entering this one in to

Kenny K Crafty Girlz
- pocket card
Truly Scrumptious - buttons and bows
Totally Gorjuss - punches or dies
DYSU Challenge - yellow, orange and brown
PixiedustChallenge - monochromatic card in favourite colour.
paperpretties - no markers


margie c said...

Wow, what an amazing card! I love the browns you used, it beautiful :)
Thank you for playing along with the Pixies this week!
hugs, margie

kay said...

sue,this is gorgeous,love the brown tones and fab recycling,x

Catherine said...

Fantastic card, the colours are great!

Janette said...

Hi Sue, It's gorgeous, love it all.xx

Kaz said...

Oooh this is gorgeous! Loving the brown tones and those buttons are delish!
Kaz xx

arjette said...

Hi Sue,

your pocketcard is awesome!!! Thanks for joining us at KennyK's challenge!

gr. arjette.

Kimmi said...

Its amazing when putting that all together you come up with a fantastic card. Great use of the buttons and I'm pleased your using your pencils! I have so much stash around here that I really need to use it all up before I buy anymore, but with all those lovely stamp, paper and embellie companies releasing new items all the time its crazy, I just wanna spend spend spend and then keep them all safe and untouched lol...

Love the layout and the papers are lovely, shame they are retired!

Thank you for joining us this week at KKKGs challenge! Good Luck.

Kimmi xx

Jingle said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining the Pixies this week!


What a wonderful card and all your cards are fantastic

Marilyn said...

Love this pocket card. The image is great but I love, love, love the brown shades you've used.
Although I'm late with my commenting, I'm glad I got to stop by to see your fab creation.
Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge.

WencheP said...

Very cool. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Naomi said...

Wow, this card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love your use of Orange, yellow, and brown. I also love all of the beautiful details you added: the buttons, the edge punch, and those lovely flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU this week!

Mandy said...

Fabulous card,love the brown theme,and design....Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

kurlygirl said...

Great job with the challenge. Your card and coloring are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Orange, Yellow & Brown Color Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious Challenge. Hugs Michele x