Saturday, 5 January 2013

Colour Me Happy

I was asked just before Christmas to make a birthday card for a lady who likes bright colour.  I generally don't do colour, not that is if you don't count black as a colour, colour scares me, lol.

Anyway as this was for a December birthday I decided I would keep to largely Christmas colours . . . it just seemed right and I already had this sweet little Magnolia Tilda coloured in.

I decided that I would have a go at a twisted easel card too . . . I'd never tried this type of card before and I must say that I like it a lot.

The image was coloured with my usual Copic markers and I used Spellbinders large classic oval and scalloped oval dies to create the topper.

The background card for the box and all of the matting layers was from Kanban.  The mirror board was from Create and Craft.

I used a Tonic border punch to create a punched strip through which I threaded some thin red grosgrain ribbon and finished it with a small bow.

The sentiment was stamped using a Hunkydory clear stamp.

The card was finished with some glittered WOC red and yellow/green roses layered onto some punched out foliage pieces.

A matching box completed the project, made with Kanban cardstock.

I'm entering this into the following challenges

Tilda's Town Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #178 - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Highlites Jan 2013 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting

Julie Ann x


Claire said...

This is a beautiful twisted easel card hun, love the image and the deep colours and the matching box is fab too. Your friend must have been overjoyed with this. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Debs M said...

ooh this is gorgeous! i have never made a twisted easel card either but they look fabulous! x

Deborah said...

Your cards fab. I've never made a twisted easel card but yours looks great. Love how its been coloured too.

Vicky said...

Simply adorable Hun...:-)

Have a lovely weekend..big hugs VIcky

Wendy said...

Adorable and absolutely gorgeous, love the colours.
Wendy xx

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous work Julie! You coloured her dress at perfection!

Thanks for playing along with us at Tilda's Town this week.

I wish you a healthy and happy new year, hugs, Franz.

Rene said...

Gorgeous! I have yet to try a twisted easel but they are lovely! Your colors are stunning and Tilda looks amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back Friday!
Rene :D

Céline said...

gorgeous love your coloring
thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week

Janie Printz said...

Love the colors & matching box decorated to match. I've never tried a twisted easel but after seeing this I think I'll give it a try ...Simply gorgeous ...

Janiel/ janny said...

What a striking beautiful card!! The colors and papers you have used is WONDERFUL!!!

Thanks for joining us with the ANYTHING GOES at MDUC.

Tina Makuc said...

The card and the box are both amazing Julie Ann!!
Love the layout, papers and flowers and your colouring is fantastic!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town!!
Hugs, Tina

Janne said...

Nice card! Thanks for playing along with us at MDUC this week.
Hugs, Janne