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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Scrapology January 2013 card challenge

Linda spun the colour wheel for us this month, and came up with the scheme of lime, purple and silver! I've used this colour combination before, and very zesty it is too.  Makes me think of new shoots of spring! 

Lots of lovely examples on our Scrapology blog with everyone demonstrating their different styles.  My cards these days tend to the more simpler, graphic design and this is no exception:

I backed the freebie label with a file folder, cut down to make a mat.  A lovely friend sent me two packs of handmade paper quite some years ago - one in purples, and the other in limes and aquas.  I came across these a couple of days ago, when digging through my stash ... it is amazing what you unearth when you have a good look!
The leafy florishes don't show up very well - I would have preferred them in plain silver, but because I cut one white side up, the silver side of the card reflected the scratches in the cutting plate, so I had to cover it up with something!  So the thick Ice Stickles from Ranger did the trick.  I didn't think I would use them as much as the much finer Stickles, but the coarse glitter really does have its place and provides even more punchier bling than the normal Stickles.  Particularly effective on festive cards. 
I customised the metal flower embellishments by changing them from pink to purple with a Promarker, and added a gem to each centre.  And the greeting is pretty special, considering it is from a freebie mag set - it is a bit bigger than normal, so provides some extra impact.  All good! 
5 x 7 card blank
Lime cardstock "Cricut"
Purple "Innovations" Handmade Craft paper 
Silver Card
Dienamics "Leafy Flourish" die
K & Co green patterned file folder
Purple freebie label from The Scrapbook Magazine
Lime flowers - "Prima Essentials 5"
Freebie stamps from card magazine - Stamp Doodles "Special Wishes"
Papermania Metal accessories - flower centres
Tim Holtz distress ink - "Seedless Preserves"
Ranger Ice Stickles "Silver Ice"
So, what I think is a nice card made from mostly old stash and bits and pieces and ready to make someone's day.  Why don't you have a go with our challenge and see what you come up with?  Happy January.  :)


  1. beautiful card, i wouldnt think of those colours together but they really work :)

  2. Lovely card Alison, zesty colours work well x