Thursday, August 12, 2010

PaperPlay Challenge - Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage is the title of this week’s challenge on PaperPlay. So your card can be for a vacation, moving house etc.

Simon Says Stamp has kindly sponsored this week’s challenge and I’m sure the lucky winner will have a great time picking out yummy new goodies to the tune of $15 from the store.



Stamps used: - House with Plant & Cloud Background (Hero Arts) & New Home (Anita’s).

I love this house stamp from Hero Arts so I’ve stamped off lots of images and have had fun colouring them using different colour combinations. The house here is coloured with watercolour pencils and for the background I sponged distress inks (shabby shutters, broken china & faded jeans) onto white card. I love looking at all the creative cards/layouts that Trinh comes up with and I absolutely loved the way she embossed the Cloud Background in white on one of her gorgeous cards here. It made such a beautiful, soft background so I decided to use her idea on my card.

I’ve been buying bits and pieces of ribbon since I started making cards and hardly ever use them, so I think it’s time to start digging into my stash. I find it hard to make nice looking bows and spend ages fiddling around with ribbons trying to get it right. It's too late now for this card but next time I must try this make your own bow maker that I just came across - I have the jar, the pegs and I certainly have the ribbon!

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the challenge!

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Fantastic card Heather. Love the house colours and your sponging is perfect behind it.

Patricia said...

So beautiful card Love the house. Thanks for the tips =P

Monika Reeck said...

woow I love the background you have made and love all the purple on your card..lovely ribbon bow too...hugs, Monika (Missing you Heather..)

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Heather. I love that stamp, it's a really versatile one and I'm just now noticing the clouds background - I have that one but have never used it, must ink it up! I'm chuckling at your "bow-woes", I've just solved mine with a bow-easy - my new favourite tool!!!

Julie xx

Rosemary said...

oh.. your card is adorable heather! and the bow is so sweet!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Heather, this card is so lovely. I love that cloud background. Gorgeous card as always. :)

Deirdre said...

Heather, I just LOVE your card. Beautiful.

Tiffany said...

This is really so sweet, love the gentle shading in the background, fabulous look on the house!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Heather, so sweet
hugs Mandy xx

Alicia said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love it...I love your cloud background too.
Alicia xx

Trinh said...

Beautiful card, Heather! I was admiring the coloring when I read your sweet comment about my card - thank you! I return the compliment ten-fold!

Basslady said...

a very sweet card! love the clean style of it!

xoxo silvi (germany)

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