Friday, April 13, 2012

Pastels and Gentle Colours

The challenge for the DT team this week was to use our sponsor's image with pastel colours. I keep thinking I'm not really a pastel person, but when I look back at many of my cards, I realize that I use a lot more pastel colours than I think I do. Anyhoo, first the details of our challenge --

We are happy to welcome back, as our sponsor, Happileigh Scrappin' ( Her delightful little images lend themselves well to a soft colour palette (as you will see from the DT cards at Card Crafter's Circle ( My DT sisters are quite talented ladies, so you will enjoy seeing their lovely works even if you decide not to join us this week with the challenge (but it is such an easy challenge that I cannot see how you wouldn't - smile). Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive the 4 Sponsor images the Design Team has created with - coloured and uncoloured!

My delightful image of the little mouse sneaking cookies from the cookie jar reminded me of a song we used to sing with the younger kiddies when I was teaching kindergarten and grade 1. The song was called "Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar." It was a fun little song that helped the children learn each other's names. Oh, I digress down memory lane -- sorry.

I happen to receive a little gift package of papers from a company in the UK just as I received this DT assignment. The papers were a perfect compliment to this little image as the colours are pastel, and the one sheet was covered with those delightful tea pots. After colouring my image using Copic markers, I covered a white base card with solid pink. I then cut the teapot paper to use on just the top half of my front. I used a Martha Steward edge punch to create the white lace that separates the pattern paper from the solid pink. I added a small pink grosgrain ribbon and bow. Over the top of  patterned paper, I place two squares of solid paper (from the UK paper), staggering them over each other. I then matted my image with the pink and placed it on the top square. I typed the sentiment on white card and cut it using just the top portion of one of my Spellbinder dies. I tucked the sentiment under the green square so that the words are peeking out on the side. Lastly, I added two pink gingham buttons from my stash. Everything came together quite nicely to make this charming little card. I was rather pleased with it once it was all done.

Hope you will create something lovely today using soft, pastel colours. Then hop over to the Card Crafter's Circle blog and enter this week's challenge. We'd love to see what you create.


  1. That is so wonderful, that you could match the paper to the image so beautifully....I really love this image....beautifully done, Jenee!

  2. Such a beautiful and bright card Jenee! I also love it when you share your memories! I sometimes sing that song with my kids.