Sunday, 11 July 2010

Trying something I've wanted to for a while...

I've been in awe of Jeanie Witmer, or the Spotted Chick, for months now. She is on the Bugaboo Design Team with me and her colouring is fantastic. She really has the knack for layering elements. One of the things she does that has caught my eye is use Kraft as a base card and layering white on top and then colours. It looks so effective and it's something I've wanted to try for ages but never got around to it... until now! I've combined the Kraft and white with Perfect Plum cardstock and papers from Stampin Up. If it wasn't for Jeanie, then I never would have dreamed of putting those colours together.


Not only have I managed to do something I've wanted to try for ages but I've also incorporated a challenge request. Charisma Cards has the theme 'Watch The Birdie' and want you to incorporate a bird on your card. I've used a Jacobean Bird image from Bugaboo. It's very different to my usual style and wasn't sure if I couild pull it off but I really like how it turned out. Hope you do too.

If you haven't already done so, make sure you visit Jeanie over at her Hen Coup, The Spotted Chick, to see more of her fantastic work.

17 comments:

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

Hiya Paul! ooo its really nice to see a male crafter amoungst all us women!!! thank you ever so much for taking part in our challenge this week, your birdie card is lovely and i too like the colours you've used! hugs & happy crafting, Carlyann x

Theresa said...

Paul, your card is wonderful...the color combo is great!! I just love that bird. The font on the thank you is great as well. Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

such a great bird card, love the colours
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Faye said...

These colours do work so well together, I must give it a try! Love this card. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

Tanya said...

Paul, the card looks wonderful! Not only did you manage to layer on craft, you also snuck in some DP.....way to go!!

Tasha said...

Hi Paul, love this card - fab colour tones and the image is really cute!
Thanks for joining u at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx

Vee said...

Hi Paul, your card is fab,these colours are really great together and I really like the bird image too. Thanks so much for joining Charisma this week, hope to see you joining in again.
xx Vee

Jacki Randolph said...

This is totally gorgeous Paul!! Ok now I have to give this kraft and white a go!! Thanks for inspiring me.

Bubbles said...

fab card Paul, very stylish! Great layout, colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Joanne

Martha said...

adorable, way to go! thanks for playing with Charisma this week ;)

tkelli said...

oh it's just gorgeous!! You pulled it off fantastically!

Carol said...

WOW Paul, what a gorgeous card!! Luv the colour combo, really looks great. Your birdie image is also so lovely. Thanks for joining us at Charisma and good luck. Lotsa luv xxxx

JanJay said...

Love your card Paul, the colours work beautifully together and the image is gorgeous

Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Paul, just love it with the kraft combo, so pretty and such a beautiful colour too :)

Hope you are well hun, I have moved to here :

http://acraftersramblings.blogspot.com/

Elaine x

Cammy said...

This is stunning Paul! Love the purple papers and that kraft/white combo just pops.

Rae Anne said...

I'm farily certain that Jeanie is the one of the stampers that we all aspire to be like! ;) I think you're card is absolutely fabulous Paul! Not only do I adore Bugaboo Stamp's Jacobean birds, but the color combination of kraft, plum, and white is really rich! :D MWAH!

Jodie Mackrell said...

oooh! very nice Paul!!!