Thursday, 21 January 2010

Pink and Brown

I hope everyones week is going well so far. We've had a lovely day here today with some sunshine. Everyone seemed to have smiles on their faces. You could feel your spirits rising and I even thought about opening the windows, but the chill coming in soon put paid to that, I had to remind myself that, yes, it is still January, don't get too carried away!!

This weeks Allsorts challenge is pink and brown. I haven't attempted a colour challenge before and found it harder than I thought. The first attempt ended up in the bin so I resorted to doing a tag again. For some reason my brain struggles with cards!!!!

Apologies for the poor photo, it's difficult to find some good light in our house at the minute and this is much brighter than it looks.

The background is pink pearlescent Brilliance ink which had been spritzed with water on the craft mat and the tag pressed into it. The swirls are from my lovely QVC foam stamp set stamped in Vintage photo. The flower was a mixture of a Sissix daisy die and Kay Carley's funky flowers cut out in various shades of pink and brown and I coloured the brad with a sharpie marker to match. The swirl was traced from a Tim Holtz swirl onto card, cut out and inked.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting.


Sally H said...

Stunning! I love the flower!

Rose Petal said...

Lisa. That is just fantastic. What a beautiful design. Love it.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Lynne K said...

Wow! Lovely tag. The flower is gorgeous. I'm just getting going with challenges. It's not as easy as one might think, is it?! x

Kay Carley said...

Hiya Lisa!

Love the use of one of my Funky Flowers!! This has made me think that perhaps I ought to use mine more often as embellishments on cards if only I could find the time to cut them out!! If you do spot a card of mine doing this you'll know that you were the inspiration behind it!!

Love Kay xx

PS. Thanks for your comment on my blog - I have left you an answer below it!

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Jill said...

Wow once again the way that you create 'things' is amazing. I do things in such a simple way and never think to create the way that you do!

Debbie Dolphin said...

really pretty lisa.i love pink and brown,and the flower just looks so stunning xx

Kirsten said...

Hi Lisa

Love this tag its fantastic...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Lynda said...

That is one very lovely Tag Lisa.

Love Lynda xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous tag Lisa. Love the colour combo.
Sandra x

Rhonda said...

Hi Lisa - this tag is gorgeous! Love the dimension of the flower.

It is quite mild over here right now, we are having an el Nino year so spring is way ahead of schedule. The Olympics people are having to create the snowboard ramps with stored snow for the local events but the snow up at Whistler Mountain, where most of the skiing will be, is still great. It is getting pretty exciting here - only 3 weeks to go! Hope all is well for you there, you've had quite a winter by the sounds of it. Cheers!

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

I see you managed to get your Sizzix Daisy Die!!!

You have put it to very good use.

I love your tag and the gorgeous flower you have created.

Thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Hope Jacare said...

Great colours and lovely effects - wonderful tag! x

The Stamp Man said...

Lovely tag Lisa, all the elements work beautifully!

Jill x

chris said...

Hi lisa wow I love this flower I love you colour shades very lovely.
happy friday love chris xx

Beryl said...

Beautiful Lisa - the flower and the background. I struggle with tags - finding a use for them mostly!
Beryl xx

Clarky J said...

Its fabulous Lisa - Love that flower x

Marcea said...

this is such a pretty tag, love it!! Looks like you have mastered your first colour challenge hun