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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Corrosive Challenge #197 - Pretty Pastels


Spring has finally arrived here in New England and my crafting has suffered for it!  After such a long, cold, snowy Winter this fairer weather is literally a breath of fresh air and has the small man and I outside and enjoying a bit of desperately needed warmth and sunshine!  I only made two cards last week, one of which I'm going to share with you today for the new Corrosive Challenge.

Our sponsor this fortnight is The Paper Shelter.  With their collection of sweet and adorable digital stamps they are perfect for any crafting occasion!  The really cool thing is that you not only receive a black and white line art version, but also a colored version as well- perfect for when you're crunched for time or if you just don't "do" coloring.  There's usually a fabulous background digital paper and collage composition included too, all for one low price!  The Paper Shelter is offering an awesome prize to our winner so you'll want to play along for your chance at a $20 gift certificate to their online shop!

 
Our theme for the challenge, Pretty Pastels, is perfect for Spring and the upcoming Easter holiday!  The Paper Shelter has generously supplied the team with two images but I've been shopping there (twice!) recently and decided to work with this beautiful new release called Rose.  She is colored with Copics and cut using the Classic Cirlces Nestabilities by Spellbinders.  I received this new Magnolia Doohickeys die in the mail (after a really long wait, thanks USPS) and couldn't wait to use it!  It's called ViewMaster and I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with it then sponged the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I also used another new die and matching stamp set, both from Whimsy Stamps.  These are called Tiny Shapes die set and Spell It Out.  I created the "HI" sentiment with them.  I added cheesecloth, a punched butterfly (Martha Stewart), flatback adhesive pearls, and a Tim Holtz Pen Nib.  Papers are DCWV - Vintage Collector.




I don't usually purposely work with pastels so this was indeed a challenge for me, but I love how she turned out.  I hope you'll pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what soft and subtle creations the rest of the team has to share!

Markers used: Copics (E00,E11,E13, E15,E17, E19, E21, R32, R81, R85, BG10, BG72, YG61).

Challenges:
- A Gem of a Challenge: #117-Spring is in the Air 
- Color Me Creative: #90-Anything Goes
- Crafty Calendar: April-Things with Wings (butterflies)
- Open Minded Crafting Challenges: #8-Easter or Pastel Colors
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #52-Anything Goes
- Crafty Girls Challenge: #15-Anything Goes
- It's All About The Vintage: #66-Shabby Chic
- Moving Along With The Times: Easter/Spring
- Bearly Mine Challenges: April-Spring
- Fairies Challenge Blog: #23-Shabby or Vintage
- Divas By Design: Easter/Spring
- Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #70-Anything Goes 

{hugs}
Regan         

15 comments:

Robin said...

So very beautiful! I love it! Your design is fabulous and I'm loving the embellishing. Hugs, Robin

Sari Jokinen said...

Such a sweet and adorable card, love the colors and the different elements! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Linda Palmer said...

This is beautiful Regan. I love this image, glad she is doing some older ladies. Beautiful coloring and design.

Elborgi said...

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage
Elma

Craft buddy said...

I love the way you've colored her, the flowers in her hair are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times this week! x Jessie

Mirella said...

Really lovely, the image is very nice, and I love the embellishments you used! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

Susan Kennedy said...

I love this!!! Love your layers.. all the elements are fabulous!! Great dies!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card, fab image and I love the pretty embellishments, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow love the great details and texture on this card!!! Fabulous image and coloring.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

Meggi Bischoff said...

it´s so beautiful.

thanks for sharing with us it´s all abaout the vintage and good luck

gr. meggi

MinnaL said...

So beautiful ! Lovely colors and coloring ! Thanks for joining Vintage and Beauty -challenge :D

Jo said...

A lovely card, such a pretty image! Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge over at Crafty Calendar this month, hope to see you again!
hugs Jo x

Erin Stephenson said...

Lovely project. So pretty! Thank you for playing at Open Minded Crafting Challenges. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous Card and image, love all the textures you have used. Thank you for joining us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie DT

Charlene said...

Wow fantastic creation, love the image and all the dimension you added to your card...Wonderfully done.Thank you for creating and sharing with us on the Whimsy Challenge this month.