Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Rosy - Hello there

Today I am honoured to be Guest Card Maker to Power Poppy's - Hues to Use
and here is this weeks colour palette...

I've made two card using the 'Everything Rosy' digi set.
This is my first time ever using a digital image for my card - I resized the image and erased some of the rose overlapping the mug so I would have two separate outlines.  After printing the image on white card I decided to use my Brushos for watercolour, so I could mix the colours to suit the palette, then I did a wide cut around it and drew in the bottom of the mug with fine black pen.

 I wanted to keep the design clean and soft, and thought this lattice die cut frame was all I needed - backed with pale lilac onto a white card.
To finish I used an oval die to cut around my re-sized sentiment and added a few mini pearls.
 For my second card I used the other part of my printed image and decided to go a bit bolder with the colours.  I watercoloured the image and fussy cut the top edge and for some reason I left the bottom of it squared off.  Then what to do???  Out come heaps of different shade of card - I'm terrible for trying to match colours and found this 'burnt orange' piece that I decided to run through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder - which I sanded - this broke up the flat colour a bit - and pulled together the white layer and bold white corner. 
 I hand dyed the ribbon with Distress Ink and added the bow to the bottom before attaching it to a mustard coloured card.  To finish I re-sized the sentiment, die cut it and used foam tape to mount it offset on the card.
I'm really happy with my two very different cards and have enjoyed test myself with the colours of this weeks Hues to Use...  If you're needing to be inspired pop over to Power Poppy's blog and check out the Hues to Use - they are each ongoing open so you can always share your efforts.
Thanks for taking a peek 


  1. Hi Robyn, Both cards are fab.

    Hope you have had a nice day. Sue

  2. Both gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Really pretty Robyn. Thanks for sharing & PS I remember having only 3 stamps (my mom's) and using the toaster to emboss in gold!! We were amazed how "store-bought" it could look!!! Funny -- times have changed ~ immensely!

    Have a great day!!

  4. These are both so lovely. I like the way you have coloured them!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn