Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Playing with Yellow, Pink and Brown.... an Autumn card!

Hello!

I hope you are all well!

I've just been blogging for only 2 weeks but I love it. I love the challenges (they are great to get me into making cards I wouldn't dare to make). I also love the process of writing the blog, not knowing what is going to come up from it and thinking that people from anywhere in the world may read it! (scary!).
But above all, I love the blogging community. The way I can "talk" to people with the same interest as me, from any part of the world, I feel "connected".  It's a good feeling. I'm starting to ramble now....


On to the card!

Today's card is a Birthday Autumn / Fall card with a twist! I haven't used the usual deep brown and orange colours but yellow, pink and just a bit of brown. I always like to mix pink and yellow colours, especially for girl cards... I feel like it's a good colour combination (I might be wrong, your opinion would be appreciated!).

It's again an easel card. I love this type of cards!

The lovely image I've used is "Singin in the Rain" by Mo Manning (Mo's Digital Pencil). If I could, I would buy all her digital stamps! I'm in the process of doing so...



The backing papers I've used this time are from We R Memory Keepers Baby Mine (yellow with pink / white spots);  Papermania Capsule Collection Spots and Stripes Pastels (pink stripes paper); the sentiment is printed in a K&Company paper.
I have distressed the edges of the papers with a blade and sandstone and added ink... I love to distress papers.. I like the "messy look"!
I've also used an old corrugated cardboard (it was part of the packaging from a toiletry set I got for my baby shower about 5 years ago!), and I've painted it a bit of silver/pearl acrylic paint from Docrafts. 

The little tag picking out behind the cardboard is a memory tag from the Happy Days journaling cards collection by Papermania (I have scanned it and reduced its size).


As usual, I've coloured the lovely image with my Promarkers. 
This is the first time I've coloured curly hair!!!! I hope I've done an OK job! I used buttermilk, mustard and sandstone.
For the face and body I've used: Sandstone, Vanilla and Blossom.
For the Boots: Tulip Yellow, Mustard and the Blender pen.
For the umbrella: Blossom, Pink Mittens, Buttermilk, Eggnog and the blender pen.

I have paper-pieced the dress and coat. I love paper-piecing lately!

I have used a brown ink pad to colour the background of the picture. 
My tip for Top Tip Tuesday is: if you don't have a proper ink blender like me, you can buy cheap make-up sponges and use them to blend your ink!


I printed the leaves, cut them and inked them to give them the brown colour.
I used Anitas 3-D Clear Gloss Finish for the rain drops. 

I used Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge die to make the pink stripe's background paper look like a notebook page. The fence die cut is from my new Marianne Creatables die.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The yellow spotty brad in the flower is from Doddlebug Design Ink Boutiques brads.
The spotty ribbon, buttons and charm as from my own stash.



I'm entering this card in the following challenges (in no particular order):

Cutie Pie challenge #56 - Cute with embellishment bingo (die cuts, buttons, ribbon, charm, flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday #113 - Seasons
Oldie but a Goodie - Charming  (charm and corrugated cardboard are old)

If you like this card, please let me know by leaving a comment. You can follow my blog using Bloglovin', Google + and I've added Google Friends Connect! all the buttons are on the side bar.

Now I'm going to get Alaia in her fancy-dress, as she has a School Disco this evening! (I wanted her to dress as a witch or something scary, but she just want to be a princess!)

Thanks and until next time, 


55 comments:

  1. A beautiful card and a stunning design. Love how all the elements make up the scene. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment Lisette!

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  2. what a super-cute and lovely card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

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  3. What an adorable card! Love this image...she's so darned cute! Thanks for joining us at the challenge at Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you again soon! --Gail, SS DT

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    1. Thanks Gail! looking forward to more challenges!

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  4. Such a pretty card, I love the soft colours you used and all the detail on it is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge again.
    Hugs Mau xx

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    1. Thanks Mau! I pink and yellow is my favourite colour combo!

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  5. Welcome to blogland and the wonderful world of challenges.

    Your card is fabulous, amazing layout and beautiful colours, Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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    1. Thank you Dionne for the nice comment!

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  6. So pretty. I'm a relatively new blogger too. Just a little over a year and only a few weeks into the challenge thing. I've been making cards for Operation Write Home USA using their sketches etc. But I've started to branch out. So much fun and so addictive! Enjoy your new found fun.

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    1. Thank you! it is really a lot of fun! so many challenges to choose from to "challenge myself"!!! I've just seen your blog "All things Beautiful". I've joined you through Google Friends Connect. You make lovely cards!
      Mirella

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  7. A very pretty card and thanks for the tip about blending. I started blogging in May - it becomes very addictive! I agree with you though, you start trying things you would never otherwise do. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Corner

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    1. thank you for commenting! it's really addictive!

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  8. Your card is really pretty, so sweet, I agree about Mo Manning images, who wouldn't want them all...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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    1. Thank Janette for commenting and be the first to follow me through Friends Connect! very appreciated, it helps me to get motivated and carry on! thanks for your support!

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  9. Great fun and an fabulous colour combo! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at crafty catz. Naomi x

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    1. thanks Naomi! I really like the colours... if I could, my life would be all pink and yellow!

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  10. Totally cute, Mirella, love the scene and image, all the gorgeous detail too, thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs this week, good luck xxx

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    1. Thank you Avril! looking forward to more challenges!

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  11. Fantastic combination of colours! Love the mixure you put together around this cute image, alltogether a beautiful autumn card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil!

    Hugs, Anja

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    1. Thank you Anja! love Mo's images!
      Mirella

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  12. Beautiful easel card, love the yellow buttons and the wonderful scene you created. The embellishments are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment Glenda! looking forward to more challenges!
      Mirella

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  13. Gorgeous card, I love the sweet image, pretty colours and such beautiful detailing too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this week
    Sue xx

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  14. What a sweet and pretty card, love the colour combo and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie and A Gem of a Challenge xx

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    1. Thanks Wendy for the lovely comment!
      Mirella

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  15. Welcome to blog land! It is a wonderful world. I love your card, fun image. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week. I agree, the challenges definitely push us to explore our creativity.

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    1. Thanks Kim! looking forward to more challenges!!!!!
      Mirella

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  16. Very very pretty, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

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    1. Thanks Cass for the nice comment!
      Mirella

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  17. Hi Mirella, I am reading your blog from all the way down in Tasmania (That's the little island at the bottom of Australia if you didn't know :)). It is pretty amazing that our blogs can help us connect with people so far away isn't it!
    I think your card is so pretty and I love your colour combination.
    Challenges are a wonderful way to stretch your creativity and I'm glad you joined in with ours at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

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    1. Thanks Kathy!!!! Tasmania! wow! Thanks for leaving me such a nice comment. I love making cards but I'm loving the blog and the blog community so much! It's so encouraging to know that people can read what we write from so far away!!!
      Mirella

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  18. Great card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

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  19. A lovely card and a very pretty design. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x

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  20. Welcome to the crafting challenge world, Mirella! Your card is delightful and I am glad that you used non-traditional colors! You have created a beautiful scene. Your project is nicely composed, cohesive, well colored and beautifully executed! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you will become a regular visitor to our neighborhood!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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    1. Thanks so much Chana for the amazing comment!!! I'm new to all of this, but for sure I'll come to visit you again and again!!!!
      Mirella

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  21. Oooh missed this one! Very cute, I love easel cards too. I adore your upcycling of the corrugated cardboard - ingenious! The things we save for when we might need them hey?! Fab xxx

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    1. Thanks Emma!!!! I'm a bit of a "hoarder"...(to my husband's dismay!). I keep everything!!!!
      Mirella

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  22. Thanks for following All Things Beautiful Mirella! I sent you a shout out and linked your blog to this weeks feature Friday post. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2013/11/feature-friday-post-1112013.html

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    1. Thanks so much Amelia!!! I love your blog!!!!
      Mirella

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  23. Love the subtle colors and the wonderful scene you created. Thanks for joining the Challenge at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Mirella, this is a beautiful card...one of the nicest easel cards I have seen. Your coloring and paper piecing are perfection...I love all your detail to this card! Thank you for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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    1. thank you for the lovely comment Colleen!!!! looking forward to more challenges!!!!
      Mirella

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  25. So sweet card. Love fence and all layers. Thank you for joining our Anything goes challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Jasmina DT PND

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    1. Thanks Jasmina for the lovely comment!
      Mirella

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  26. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'
    xxx

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  27. There are so many lovely details on your card, love how you have put it all together. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  28. Beautiful card. Gorgeous details and I love "autumn" colours on it.
    Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Charming (use charms)” Challenge and we hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  29. Fab paper piecing. Love the autumn theme.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘seasons’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

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