Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Lovely Pink Orchids...


It's time for another ColourQ challenge and this week there is a very pretty combo for us to play with...

Seeing as today marks the beginning of both the Sale-a-Bration promotion and the FAB Spring/Summer catalogue, I have combined things from both for my card...

I used the Happy Watercolour set from the Spring/Summer catty for the beautiful orchids, stamping them on Whisper White core'dinations card with stazon and colouring with Primrose Petals and Pink Pirouette inks and a blender pen. The sentiment is from my favourite SAB set called You're Lovely, stamped once on Primrose Petals card and die-cut with the matching deco labels framelit, then again on Whisper White and punched with the 1 3/4" circle punch. The background is Crumb Cake card, stamped with the border stamp from You're Lovely with Crumb Cake ink, then overlaid with the swirl stamp from Everything Eleanor with white ink. I added a couple of butterflies and some candy dots to finish.

I used this week's sketch from Create with Connie & Mary (rotated) for my layout...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: You're Lovely, Happy Watercolour, Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Stazon
Paper: Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Subtles candy dots
Tools: Ovals framelits, Deco Labels framelits, 1 3/4" circle punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Pennant framelits

Make sure you check out the rest of the design team's creations this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. Look at you...switching the direction of the sketch and creating a stunning card! It never even dawned on me to turn this sketch...it is LOVELY! Great way to combine the two challenges! Great job on the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous card you created by turning the sketch to vertical! Your watercoloring is so pretty and I love a the details you added..wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week for Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. This card is gorgeous! The beautifully coloured flowers on that textured background are so striking.

  4. Oh my! This is just beautiful! I am in love with this color combination! And I really like the clever way you used the sketch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. This is a beautiful and delicate card, with lots of detail. Great use of the colour combination and the sketch - it never occurred to me to rotate it!

  6. Amy, this is STUNNING! Love how you've used the little 'border' stamps, and the colours.

  7. Fabulous card! I love the way you turned the sketch. Also, you did a beautiful job using the colors given. I think the entire combination is so soft and feminine! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  8. Incredibly STUNNING!!!! Oh my...this is AMAZING and I just LOVE the sketch turned like this! Thanks for playing along with us on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  9. So beautiful, Amy! I love everything about this!

  10. I love the way you soft colored the orchids!! Great sketch too!!