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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge 3

Thought I'd join in again with The Pink Elephant Challenge this week ... can't believe I've played along for 3 challenges in a row, 'cos normally I struggle to remember until after the deadlines !!
Must be because I'm enjoying myself ... which is probably because, (unlike some other challenge blogs), they don't impose restrictions, preferring to concentrate more on the fun aspect of challenges and getting enjoyment from everyone's participation. Makes for a much more relaxed environment and it's amazing how much the creativity flow increases each week.

Challenge #3 was a sketch by DT member Carol and here's my take on it.

The textured card, letters and dotty card are DCWV and the image is a Forever Friends sticker which came as a free gift with Papercraft Inspirations magazine.
(Just thought I'd better mention that just in case you thought my colouring skills had improved dramatically ... ha ha).
A small circle punch and heart punch help to get maximum use out of the card offcuts to create a border below the image and discs for the letter stickers. The leftovers from that were then used to decorate inside.
The chipboard flourish is from the Dovecraft Fantasy collection, which was sanded and then coloured with ink to reduce the glaring whiteness.
Adhesive gems add just enough 'bling' without being OTT.

9 comments:

Tina said...

Beautiful card, Max! I can see it cheering someone right away! :) You're so sweet for coming by my blog & leaving such kind comments. Thanks so much for creating with us this week at TPE!

Tasha said...

Max what a gorgeous card its really cute and love the colours. I posted your card yesterday and put some stamped images in there for you
love tasha xx

Ann said...

Oh Max this is just gorgeous - it's one of my favourite cards of yours - I love it. The colours are fabulous together and the image is so sweet.

Thank you for joining in again - wonder if it will be 4 in a row next week. It's my special week on the team next week but no pressure Max!!
Ann xxx
PS - it's right up your street so don't panic!!

** Irene ** said...

Simply stunning and amazing, love the colours.

luv
irene
xxxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, luv the colour combo, sue.x

Carol said...

You're dead right Max, we don't impose restrictions and crafting IS fun!
Love your take on my sketch :) the colours are fab and the FF bear is so sweet!
Hope you'll come back for week 4 at TPE!

Hugs
Carol x

queenie said...

wowwowwowwow...you have been busy,cards are gorgeous,oh and i can see lots of hearts around..love the elegant black and gold card,sumptious...
luv n hugs
tracy
xx

Robin said...

What an adorable card! I just love that bear!! Thanks for joining us at TPE this week.
Robin
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com

Shirley said...

How very pretty, inside and out! That bear is just too precious!