Monday, 28 July 2014

Dream Valley Challenge DT #87 Favourite Colour Combination.

Oh dear, it's Monday again! Back to work day! However, to cheer you all up we have a new Challenge at Dream Valley! Our theme this time is Your Favourite Colour Combination

Well, you'd think that is a pretty straightforward theme, wouldn't you? My trouble is, I have so many favourite colour combos! So I cheated a bit and thought of the card I wanted to make, and the friend who it's for, and worked backwards. My lovely neighbour is undergoing chemo for breast cancer: it's going well, but the treatment is making her feel grotty, so I wanted to make her a card to cheer her up. Voila! I had my first colour - PINK! I love PINK and GREEN and also PINK and BROWN and there was my colour combo, all ready and waiting!

Our fab sponsor this time is the amazing My Mum's Craft Shop. They stock one of my favourite stamp companies, Paper Smooches, and I have used the adorable Cutesaurus stamp set.

So cute! I used an A5 card for the base and covered it with the pink flowered snippet. Then I took a large green snippet and drew two curving lines to look like hills, which I cut out and then Distressed the edges with Gathered Twigs. The one on the right was glued to the card, the one on the left was added with foam squares.

I coloured the images with Promarkers and used the matching dies on the dinos, then fussy cut the other elements. Both dinos are added on foam pads (except for the pink one's bottom half, which is glued down) and the rocks, leaves and trees are also glued down.

The sentiment is from the same set, I cut out the ribbon shape and edged it with more Gathered Twigs DI.

I am ridiculously happy with this scene!

Do go and see the creations that my wonderful teamies have made at Dream Valley and then think up your favourite, most amazing colour combo and join us!

(It would help if you actually described your colour combo in your post - I know it seems silly, but it really helps me as I squint at my laptop screen! Old age, my dears. Or, as Shakespeare put it in Henry IV part 2 Act 3 Scene 2 'We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow'. That was one of my Grannie's sayings - it was years before I discovered it's actually Shakespeare lol! And thank goodness for Google to show me the reference!!!)

Enough of all this! Thanks very much for looking, and I hope you all have a splendid week!

love Mags B x


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is such a fun, fab card love the little scene you have made also loving your choice of colours a super, super card.
lorraine x

Danielle Vincent said...

Terrific card Mags. I know what you mean about the struggle of trying to pick a favorite color combo when I have so many as well :o) When in doubt I always revert to Pink and something else. Love those dinos. Hugs D

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. You have created a super scene. I am sure your friend will love it.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh my goodness how cute are these lil guys?! Such an apt name for them cutesaurus, :) Such a brilliant card, I love your lil' scene and all the fabby elements you pulled together to make it work. I hope it brings a big smile to your lovely friends face and I'm sure it will. Hugs, Wends x

coops said...

so stunning mags.i love the fun dino`s and fab sentiment and design :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is fabulous hun, love the colour combo & those cute dinosaurs are fab!
Hugs Shell xx

MaryH said...

Good evening, and I just saw your link over at Hazel's, and it was easy to zip over to say Hi and enjoy your sweet card. Sorry to have been MIA for a while. What a lovely way to encourage your neighbor in this part of her life's journey. I'm sure it will help cheer her a lot when she's feeling not quite tip top after the treatments. How kind & sweet of you to make her a special card for such days. It's really so cute, and I enjoyed the back story of how you chose the color combos! TFS - Hugs

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a fab scene ... bet your friend loved it!
My Gran was always a great one for coming out with sayings that I've never heard from anyone else!

Jess said...

This is so cute! Love the color combo!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Cutest little Dino's ever! Love your colouring!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Cutest little Dino's ever! Love your colouring!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation Mags, and adorable image coloured to perfection...your added beauties are just perfect xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start