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Thursday, 1 July 2010


It's time for another challenge at Colour Create -wow, we had some fabulous entries for our Mad Hatter aka Johnny Depp inspired photo last time around - wasn't it a fun photo!!  This week the photo has been chosen by Di - what an awesome cake!!

The colour scheme is baby pink, peach and black with the optional extra of lace or tulle.  We're being sponsored this week by Michelle's Scrapbooking so check out the Colour Create Challenge blog to see what you could win!  As always, the DT cards and makes are just awesome so do hop on over there!!
Does anyone know this poem?:
I wonder, I wonder if anyone knows
Who lives at the heart of the velvety rose.
Is it a goblin, or is it an elf,
Or is it the Queen of the fairies herself?

My M-I-L always used to recite this to all the grandchildren when they were little and so this is what inspired  my card, with this gorgeous Longing Tilda image (coloured with promarkers).  I had intended to use the verse on the card but felt it would have spoilt the balance so I may well include it inside when I decide who I'm sending the card to -probably my M-I-L, she would love it!!

To make the card, I cut out several different layers on pink Basic Grey paper using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and the Blossom nesties.  I then stamped these in black ink with the Roses Hero Arts cling stamp, curled  and inked the edges with Black Soot and Victorian Velvet distress ink.
For the largest layer, I used my largest scalloped nestie and cut into it to make look like petals. The black flourishes and leaves are Sizzix dies and the sentiment is from a wonderful new set by Crafty Secrets, called Cupcakes (bought at the Craft Barn).  The tulle and rose charm are from Quixotic Paperie and the pearls from my stash.
I originally made this little cupcake for the challenge using the Crafty Secrets set again, but didn't feel it quite translated from the idea in  my head!  However, it does look rather sweet with my card so have uploaded it to show you!
Hope you're still with me after this rather long post!  Enjoy the challenge and good luck!! 



Andria said...

Simply beautiful colour combo.

louise said...

Gorgeous Julie.
louise xx

Sharon said...

Julie, I love your set - it is gorgeous. The rose with Tilda in the middle is beautiful, your cupcake is adorable and I really like that rose charm :)

Sharon x

Faerielore said...

WOW hun this is gorgeous !!!!! your card is stunning and i love the coordinating cupcake, perfect xxxx

Di said...

WOW these are both stunning i love how you have created the flower and i have never heard that poem before but how sweet it is! i also love your black Tulle!
Fab card!
Hugs Di xxxx

coops said...

wow these are both fantastic julie.the colours are so scrummy and i love how you have used your th tattered florals.fab tilda too and love the tulle.luv coops.xx

Lesley said...

WOW! When you started the cupcake I didn't really get it but now I can see exactly what you were doing and it's gorgeous! The card, Julie, is sooooooo lovely. The flower frame is divine and you absolutely have to use the verse inside and give it to R! Love, Lesley

Sharon said...

Wow! These are really fantastic Julie. LOVE the cupcake and the design of the card is superb. Beautful papers and images. The framing is superb!
Sharon xx

Emma said...

Oh wow such a beautiful card and cupcake. Love the colours and details.
Hugs Emma x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Julie, I am so sorry hun but I missed you when you posted this, I had your blog addy wrong on my blog and I've only just realised,so apologies again, well what can I say except these are gorgeous, I love your clever use of the dies too, hugs Liz xx

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

WOW - absolutely stunning :)))
Just love the Magnolia-image, and all the pink :)
Hugs, Anja

jules said...

wow Julie just stunning your soo clever!!!