9 July 2012

Nel Gwynne I Aint!!

Bet that title got you wondering what I was blathering about!! Well Nel was famous for her oranges, but I must admit to it being my least favourite colour, so it was with great trepidation that I saw the Make My Monday challenge for this week - secondary colours (these are colours made from combinations of two primary colours).

As an added bonus this month, Priyanka from My Heart Pieces is offering 3 digis of choice to the July monthly winner. Check out her fabulous images HERE.


And so to reveal my project for this week...


And now the 'how to' - The background was created on silk art card by using white acrylic paint as a stamped resist to various shades of green ink. The purple 'fringing' is in fact some 'fabric' paper 'torn' by applying water to the edges and then tugging gently along the water line.


If you start light and then add darker shades in blotches you have more control over the final look. And so to the flowers, using a faux pressed flowers technique taught by the fabulous Mynnette - see it HERE.


It was one of those techniques you store in your head to be used at the earliest opportunity. As I didn't want the flowers to overpower the delicate shades of the background I dug out some textured purple/white card from my stash. To echo this in orange I used Coredinations Whitewash card with an orange background colour and sanded it. All the flowers were cut using SB Rose Creations, and the leaves were punched. The centres were a challenge overcome with Promarkers. They were used to stamp the stamens and to colour some blobs of CS gold PVA glue.


The sentiment (also stamped in Orange Promarker) is from Dimension Fourth and the banner shape was created from a Glitter Girls board and was then embossed with a Sizzix folder.

And so my fear of using orange was overcome. Now, can you measure up to this challenge? There were some amazing entries to last week's primary colours challenge (not all paper-based either!!! :)) and it would be great to see the same this week. Hop over to the Make My Monday blog to see what the talented Design Team have been up to and then get creating. Can't wait to see what you can do!
Hugs, Buttons x

19 comments:

  1. Gosh! Pure beauty!! hugs and kisses

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  2. I like the delicate approach to this colour challenge - pretty flowers and great background techniques.

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  3. Love the background technique that you have used and the flowers are beautiful, so delicate looking. A x

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  4. Oh WOW! I think these colours are so difficult to work with at the same time but you've made it look easy. The background is gorgeous and those flowers are ever so pretty.

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  5. Gosh this is so creative. I love the soft background and the wreath is gorgeous.

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  6. YOU ROCKED these colors, girl! LOVE your wreath--and the bling centered flowers are amazing! This is an amazing card!!! :)

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  7. This is just fabulous - the flowers really stand out against your subtle background. It is lovely having you as our guest this month and the fabulous work you have been producing.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  8. Great card Buttons! Particurly like the background and the purple 'fabric' paper.
    I'm still quaking with the idea of orange, green AND purple????!!!!
    Juliaxx

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  9. I do not think you now have any fear of orange. Your piece is so pretty. You made me go and look at yet anothe technique I need to re-explore!I love all the texture you have achieved Buttons.

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  10. This is so gorgeous, I love how you have combined these colours - you are much braver than me! I like your blog very much and have joined you as a follower x

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  11. Hi buttons, so lovely to have you as our guest designer for MMM. this is so pretty. I know exactly what you mean about trepidation in using these colours or in your case the orange! for me it was all of them LOL
    suzi b xx

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  12. What a great take on that color challenge! Love your wreath bouquet! Very pretty! Have a great day!

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  13. Stunning card - these are difficult cult colours to work with but you have used them effortlessly - Jacqueline xx

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  14. Wooow, such a sweet card, I love the flowery wreath! Cute as a button! lol ;)) xx

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  15. lOVE IT!!! How you put the colours together is fabulous! Great wreath..Simply beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  16. Buttons - this is a fabulous card! I love your resist background and the faux pressed flowers are superb in a wreath. I really like your soft purples and oranges too. Vicky x

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  17. Hi Buttons this is a fab creation. Loving the flowers/colours...........good luck in the challenge. Can I also say that the finished result of your DH's birthday tags was fabulous. Crafty Hugs x

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  18. This is just wonderful. Isn't Mynnette's Faux Pressed Flower technique wonderful.
    I haven't had a chance to have a go at her new technique yet, but I will try and give it a go.
    Thanks for all of your lovely comments.
    hugs Kimx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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