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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Orange Easel Card

I coloured this image from Joanna Sheen's Country life collection stamps, a couple of week's ago.  (Using Promarkers of course!) I thought I would use it on a card for my sister-in-law, but had no inspiration as to exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Yesterday we went to a DoCrafts event locally, and I bought the current "Goody Bag" - everything in it was colour co-ordinated in yellows and oranges.   Not colours I would normally use.  I decided they would be a good foil for my coloured image.

Base card is a cream 6" scalloped card from CraftWorkCards.  I decided to turn it into an easel style card.  I cut out the image with a nestability and also a larger piece of one of the orange papers from the pad in the goody bag.   As there were also matching brads etc in the kit - I used those too.

The base of the card uses another paper from the pad, a piece of spotted orange ribbon, matching ready-made bow, and a couple of flowers with a bronze gem in the centre.   The easel "stop" is a tiny matching orange spotted button - again all from the goodybag kit!

I also bought some rather nice white Happy Birthday peel-offs yesterday - and have used one of these along the ribbon.

As I said earlier not colours I would think of using, or even buy if I saw them on sale,  but it was a pleasure to have all the co-ordinating bits and pieces to hand, and choose what I wanted to use.  I hope any future "goodybags" are colour co-ordinated in this way - it would be a really great idea.


Tess said...

Gorgeous card Mags. I also bought that goody bag - isn't it good to have all the items coordinated. Tess x

Mags said...

The co-ordinated items were brill weren't they Tess - hope they do some more, and it was nice having a colour I wouldn't normally use - to get me out of my comfort zone! lol!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really great Mags, I love it. It was a good goody bag by the looks of it. Cathy xxxx

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

this is so coordinated,colours are fantastic..Loving your card.
Luv Maureen (Glitzzy) x