Friday, 7 March 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – Colour Inspiration

Hello, how are things?

Note: This post did appear briefly last Friday but unfortunately due to technical difficulties the challenge could not go live until today. Technology! Don’t you just love it!! L

So I’m here today (finally) with my DT card for the new challenge starting over on the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards blog and our theme this time is a gorgeous Colour Inspiration.  Not too tough for me as this is my favourite colour palette. I am a bit of a purple girl it has to be said.

We are sponsored this time by the amazing A DayFor Daises who have the most remarkable, ethereal images you could possibly imagine which you can check out here

Each of the DT was blessed to be able to choose their own image to work with and after quite a while I managed to whittle it down to around 20! However I finally chose to use Braid in my Hair
available here. I think she is simply stunning! I hope I have been able to do her justice.

The photo seems to make the purples look a bit blue I'm afraid!
I printed my image onto super smooth card, coloured with Promarkers, and then cut her out using Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4.  I added a liberal sprinkling of lilac Frantage and cut some small flowers and foliage with dies from Tattered Lace.  I tied an organza ribbon bow and added some flat backed pearls from my stash.

Please come and join us over at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards here it is a fab challenge.  And while you’re there you won’t fail to be inspired by all the awesome cards created by my team mates!

Thanks so much for looking!
See ya!

Colourful hugs!
Jane xx

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  1. What a beauty Jane. Great colouring and a perfect choice of complimentary dies too. Those flowers are fabulous!! xx

  2. WoW Jane :-))
    your card is so pretty and the colouring is fantastic!
    Hugs, andreja

  3. Hey sweetie this is simply stunning, huggles Pops x x x

  4. Such a gorgeously colored image and fabulous card! Love the multi-looped organza bow, just perfect for the layout! So glad you've joined us for the Craft Dee BowZ challenge!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  5. Gorgeous image and colours, this is so lovely hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  6. Gorgeous card and image. Love how you've colored her hair. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  7. fabulous card and love the purple shades
    Kim x

  8. Wow! A beautiful image, and you have colored her so amazingly - wish I could capture that shine in hair like you have! the layers and frantage add a nice touch to your already beautiful card, Jane. Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  9. Oh Jane, that's so elegant!! Gorgeous details!

  10. WOW WOW WOW What a stunner Jane - amazing colouring and awesome detailing - love it!
    Debs xx

  11. thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at bunny zoe's, loving the image and detail, hugs Liz xx

  12. I just love the colors. What a great card. Thanks for playing at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  13. Cette carte est ravissante !
    J'aime beaucoup la colorisation
    Merci pour ta participation au CFTH challenge

  14. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!

  15. This is beautiful and done in my favorite colors. :) I've had my purples photograph more blue, also, and don't know how to correct that. This is absolutely gorgeous; colored magnificantly and beautiful diecut surrounding her. Outstanding card. Hugs, Gail

  16. What a beautiful card - I love all the die cuts you used and the beautiful shades of purple x
    Thanks for playing along with us over at SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoox

  17. Wonderful coloring of this image -- great job on capturing the highlights in her hair and love the color combo you used. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

  18. Gorgeous card, I love this image. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes." Good Luck.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  19. Love this image Jane and she is coloured beautifully.

  20. This is such a gorgeous card that you made Jane! Love the colors and the hair is colored beautifully!


  21. Oh Jane, I just love this card, how amazing is your colouring, fabulous image also, many thanks for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty this month, best of luck hun xxx

  22. Merci également pour ta participation au just inspirational challenge

  23. Love this one, absolutely love it! Its been a long time since I used a digi from A Day for Daisies, but you really gave me a kick in the rear end now :) Thank you for joining us at JIC this month, good luck :)

    Lisbeth @ Lisbeths hobbyer
    DT Through The Purple Haze
    DT Just Inspirational
    DT The Outlawz, Sketch


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