Saturday, 1 November 2014

Eclectic Ellapu November: Favourite Colour Combo

Oh my word! Can you believe today is the first day of November?! The days are just zoooooming by ... I am not ready for 2015. Are you? Luckily, over at Eclectic Ellapu we have a month long distraction from the impending panic and mayhem of Christmas.

The theme for the Pink Team is "Favourite Colour Combo" and the Purple Team's brief is "Leaves & Foliage". You can choose to play with either team or both. There are no limits to the number of entries and you can make anything - cards, home deco, altered art, scrapbook LO etc.

Here's my offering for the Pink Team. I'm fickle about my fave colour. It's a seasonal thing and lately I've been drawn to the rich colours of Autumn.

Lots of TH Distress Ink action here. I blended the following inks:
Background: Aged Mahogany, Spice Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed
Moon: Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo
Hills: Walnut Stain

The fairy is from Chocolate Baroque's August Fairy DL stamp sheet and the falling vines are from the June Fairy DL sheet. I stamped these with Versafine Black Onyx. In keeping with my current fave colours, I used an orange card base.

Here's a close-up of the card. I added some Gold Liquid Pearls around the vines. For sparkle I applied Diamond Stickles around the sun and Stardust Stickles on the fairy's wings. The sentiment is from an old favourite of mine: a discontinued DL sheet by Chocolate Baroque called Oriental Florals A Thing Of Beauty.

On the inside I stamped the vines with TH Wild Honey and a sentiment from the CB's Birthday Words A5 stamp sheet.

A few challenges for this card:

A Creative Need October: Yellow and Orange
Brown Sugar #118: AG
Seize The Birthday: Washi Tape / AG Birthday
CCEE #1444: Let's Make A Scene
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Fantasy
The Crafter's Café #88: Things With Wings - fairy
Sisterhood of Crafters: Fall Colours

Now it's your turn to create and link up your labour of love over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. Remember, we have 2 concurrent challenges: "Favourite Colour Combo" for the Pink Team and "Leaves & Foliage" for the Purple Team. You can enter one or both challenges as many times as you wish, but make sure you link up your projects by 11:59pm GMT on 30 November 2014.

It's All Saints' Day today - a holiday in Portugal. Pity it's a Saturday today... no extra day off work! Thank you so much for dropping in. The days are getting shorter and colder.... what better excuse to stay in and craft, eh? I'll be back tomorrow with something frosty... wink wink.



  1. Absolutely stunning Asha, love it..Hugs Lozzy x

  2. WOWZER! This sure is gorgeous Asha!! I love the colors on your design! :) HUGS

  3. Favulous asha, love the background. Have a wonderful weekend xx

  4. Wow this is gobsmacking gorgeous sweetie. Love the awesome colours and fantastic stamping layout.


  5. Asha, this is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  6. This is stunning Asha, love the colours. Carol x

  7. This is so beautiful! I love how you nicely meshed the background colours together-it is so warm and golden. It is rainy and cold today here too.

  8. Such a beautiful card Asha, fab colours and a wonderful image, hugs Kate x

  9. Fabulous creation, Asha! We have chosen you as our FB Color Designer of the Day for Friday, October 31, 2014. (I know, you didn't post until today. My bad!) Anymahoo, Your project is featured on our FB page today Please stop by to say hello and to grab your Designer of The Day Badge.
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  10. What a beautiful sponged mountain background for your wonderful fairy! Such a gorgeous design, Asha! Thank you for sharing it with the CCEE Stampers in their Make a Scene Challenge this week!

  11. Stunning card Asha. I Love these colors also..Loz

  12. This is just so atmospheric Asha, the rolling hills and the silhouette just stunning x

  13. This looks amazing, Asha, almost magical. Wow!

  14. Oh Asha this is just gorgeous! LOVE it!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  15. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

  16. Stunning card, I love the inking and what a fabulous scene! Wonderful.

  17. What a beautiful job you did on this card! The colors are my favorites. Thanks for joining us at CCEE Stampers.

  18. Woh beautiful . Thank yopu for joining Brown Sugar Challenge Gr Gea B

  19. Wow! So beautiful. Love the silhouettes and the inside decorations. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Fall Colors" challenge.

  20. ME TOO I am fickle about colours at times. It really does seem to be seasonal - although in winter? I definitely crave the bright "summery" colours :) This is amazing - the sponging is superb, and the sparkle..perfect for that fairy!

  21. Asha..wooow I think I love the background you have made this is so amazing wooooowwwww I adore too the swirl there...ADORABLE and Winner card for me...hugs, Monika

    PS: now you have key word to put a comment on your blog :(( is it new now?


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