Sunday, 11 January 2009

Dotties Challenge Sunday 11th January 2009






It’s Adele’s turn to set the next challenge and this is what she said;

PURE and SIMPLE.No patterned papers....clean...fresh....and simple.I don't want any fuss on our creations this week.

It's funny I do not normally use patterned paper that much, so I thought this challenge would be easy. Not so the only MOJO I had was with patterned paper, everytime I sat at my desk in the corner of the living room all my ideas involved pattern. This is not my normal problem, I think its was a case of as we were not allowed it I wanted. You know the problem you must not eat the last sweet, but the more you know not to eat it the more you want!!

Any how enough waffle of how stuck I was:

I eventually came up with a card using just two colours and an image of Scruff

(I just could not resist his eyes)

I used a matt black card and a pink card with a little bit of sheen. Out of the black card I cut the square to mount Scruff onto and I rounded the corners using friskers corner scissors. Then I used a pink metallic marker to put on an effect like stitching.

On the piece of black card at the bottom I edged it with ribbon (very simple ribbon) and mounted the word Thank You in the centre. This I had coloured using Gelly Glaze Pens and then topped with the Gaze finish to give it a shine.

I then printed out the uncoloured picture of Scruff and used my whispers pens and a water brush to colour him in. This was a new thing for me to try and I think he turned out ok.

I put some black Jewels for his eyes and a pink gem for the tag on his collar. I used my scissors to give him a little curve so that his ears came forward and the feet slightly rounded. He was then mounted on the black square with silicon glue. To finish the card I put a small row of black jewels in the top corners.

Hope you like it any comments most welcome.

Do not forget to check out the other cards on Dotties World and to join the challenge

6 comments:

Adele said...

Another wonderful card Nicky-perfect for the challenge. Thank you!

Love Dingle.xx

Louly said...

It's really fab Nicky.You're a star.

Juliet said...

Love how you coloured Scruff in black and white Nicky. Really effective colour combo and great card.
Julietx

Jac said...

Stunning Card Nicky, made Ria go 'Oh Wow, I love that!' when she spotted it and rightly so. x

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Loving the striking colours on your card! Great colouring on Scruff! Isn't he just so cute? LOL!
Ruth x

Lea said...

Great card and fab colours Nicky xxx