Thursday, 22 October 2015

As You Like It Challenge # 65 Brights or Pastels and WHY

Hi Crafters,

Another fortnight has passed by and we have a new challenge at As You Like It this week. 

We are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps and we would love you to create a project using your favourite 'Bright or Pastel' colours and then tell us why they are your favourites to qualify for the prize.

I really love bright and bold colours, especially the colour red, but I truly admire cards from my blogging friends that are created using pastels as I seem to have a problem working with these shades. I tend to deepen the tones while colouring them and end up with a not so pastel finish.

So, I have decided to challenge myself to make a pastel card...or two, and here is my first one.
This was so very hard to stop colouring before I ruined it but I think I've achieved what I set out to do.

Stamp - Penny Black Rubber, 'You Are A Peach' by Mo Manning
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
MFT Blueprints 14 die set
Jus-Cutz Nested Scalloped Square Die
SB Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Sentiment - Verve Stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Penny Black & More - Warm Autumn Colours
The Ribbon Girl - Oct. Colour Challenge - Pastels
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #20 ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #278 Girls and Boys Come Out To Play
Creative Inspirations - #332 ATG

For more inspiration please visit the blog where all the DT members have created their wonderful projects for you and there you will find the details for the prize and challenge rules. Please remember to add the reason WHY you have a favourite between brights and pastels to qualify for the prize, thanks.

Well that's all from me today, hope to see you again soon,



brenda said...

This is a real beauty Lorraine, love the colours and your colouring in is perfection.

Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

dutchess said...

What a sweet image Lorraine and your colouring is fresh.....lovely card xxxxx

Lorraine said...

She looks so pretty in her sunny colours. A gorgeous card Lorraine.
Lorraine x

rachel said...

such a sweet image Lorraine - a really gorgeous make!!! hugs rachel xx

Diane said...

Such a sweetie Lorraine, and what a cute card. I'm like you I adore bright bold colours too !!

hugs Diane xx

meg said...

Beautiful colourin Lorraine she's the perfect sunshine image

Erika said...

When you watch DIY SOS make sure you have a tissue handy, you'll be needing it!

A beautiful card Lorraine, l love the citrus colour combo and the little girl is a wee cutie. I think I'd go brights too over pastels.

Have a super weekend,

hugs Erika. x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh how beautifully you have colored the image...makes me smile just looking at her
Dr Sonia

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely refreshing card. Beautiful colouring. Elaine

Gina Knott said...

Oh what a gorgeous card and sweet image! Love the orange and lemon colour combo.
Gina xx

Jacee said...

This is so lovely Lorraine, your colouring is perfect, what a great job!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

She's adorable Lorraine and beautifully coloured. Carol x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, such a gorgeous image and fabulous colours - your simple design is perfect.

pinky said...

I love your bright and cheerful image Lorraine, what a gorgeous wee image.

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is a beautiful card. I love your gorgeous colouring and the colours you have put together look wonderful. I also really like those scalloped dies so it must be time to hide my bank card!

Carol S. said...

Sweet image and beautifully coloured. Pretty design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Karen said...

This is gorgeous and so beautifully cheerful, Lorraine! Lovely coloring of the little sweetheart and your colors warm the heart. Always a pleasure to visit you. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine. Such a sweet image, coloured beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

Rose said...

Lovely card and a very sweet image. Thanks for joining us at LPCF.
Rose DT x

Tracy said...

Beautiful Lorraine! This is such a sweet image from Mo. It really plays well to pastels. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

AJ Bodine said...

Pastel cards are harder for me too, I'm a bold person myself. I love coloring in reds especially! But this is really beautiful, your coloring is gorgeous, you've done a great job going lighter!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lorraine this is one very pretty, delightful, happy card love the image and wonderful colours
lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
oh this is sooooooooooooooo! gorgeous.
I love that fab image, and your colouring of it is ace.
Great design as well.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

debby4000 said...

Such a cute, fabulous card.

Linby said...

A lovely fresh design with beautiful colouring.

Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & more.
Lynn X

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, I love that image & the colours :o)
Hope you're having a great weekend.

Brenda said...

Doesn't matter what colors you use...your creations are always beautiful! I love visiting your blog.

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the image and your wonderful coloring! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Zw@@n said...

A very beautiful card, Lorraine! Super cute image and your colouring is fab. Love the colours too. Luv, Wilma

Kat W said...

I LOVE your bold colours here and they are a fab choice for this cheerful's a little ray of sunshine in card form!

Big hugs, Kat xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and love this colour combo...stunning work.

{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Stacey Schofield said...

Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Lucy Woods said...

What a gorgeous bright bold card! This could cheer up anyone's day! So beautiful Lorraine!
Lucy x

Kat W said...

I'm delighted to see this gorgeous card in our challenge at Creative Inspirations...thansk for sharing with us!
Big hugs, Kat xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful image and fabulous colouring and love the pastel sunny colours
Carol x