Saturday, 21 July 2012

Design Team Project #2 featuring Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe (posted by Lesley)

Hello Everyone,

Today, I have my second project to share with you, using the fabulous Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers.

I've made an 8 x 8 card using one whole sheet from the pad called Mercurial Masterpiece.  I absolutely love this particular design and couldn't bear to cut it up so I cheated and simply used some colouring pencils to colour in some of the features on the design.


The paper roses were made using bits left over from my first project ........... these papers are too lovely to waste even the smallest scrap!


As there is only a minimum of stamping (the sentiment on the Tattered Banners) on this card it would be a simple but very effective card for a beginner to make and I think most of us like a trip back to childhood with the pencil colouring, lol.  There are lots of easy to follow tutorials online for the papers roses and one of them is extremely accessible because it's done by our lovely teamie, Hels.  Look down the lefthand sidebar of her blog and click on the pic to take you to the tutorial.


Don't forget if you would like to be in the random draw to win these fab products leave a comment HERE on Gillian's post and next week our little Minxy, Nicky, will be revealing her projects.  There's bound to be lots of inspiration for us all.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and I hope the sun  is finally going to shine as the forecasters have been telling us.  Dare I hold my breath, lol!

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

19 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Ohh... Lovely! The touch of colors are beautiful. Love the bannered sentiment and the flowers are perfect accents for the corners. Brilliant card!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is wonderful, the colours and layers are great trace. X

Aquarius said...

This is beautiful and I can well see why you wouldn't want to cut into that gorgeous paper - the colouring just enhances it so well. Great way of using up every scrap by making those oh so addictive paper roses.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card Lesley and I love the idea of colouring this design. Really love the colours you have used too, so soft and feminine, not at all what you first associate with this particular paper line.

Paula Whittaker said...

Drop dead gorgeous - loving everything about this.

Elaine said...

What a lovely card Lesley. I love the way you have picked out the design with pencils. Those roses are fab, and the simple style of sentiment just perfect. Elaine xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is beautiful Lesley, I love the colours in the papers and the roses are stunning.

Sue x

snazzyoriginal said...

I know just what you mean about cutting up these papers, or any paper come to that lol! Love the idea of shading with the colouring pencils, looks stunning xx

butterfly said...

Spectacularly beautiful - I love the colours, and gorgeous embellishments!
Alison x

Paula (PEP) said...

Absolutely super with the way you complemented the pattern of the paper with the rosees & leaves, The pencil colouring idea is a lovely one & very attractive both visually & in terms of activity. Lots of interesting aspects here to feast the eyes on. There's definitely a somewhat Jacobean feel to it too. Splendid.
Paula (PEP)

Netty said...

wow its a fabulous card, x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Lesley, I love your card. I would have never guessed that you had used papers from the old curiosity shoppe range. Just shows how versatile the papers are.

Minxy said...

I would never of thought to colour in on the papers but it works so well and looks great, beautiful card x

Gillian .... said...

Love the colouring to that particular paper, the roses are the perfect finishing touch, great card Lesley. xx

Craftychris said...

I absolutely adore this one, its so gorgeous! The paper is fab and the touches of colour brilliant and I love the paper roses too xx

wendyportc1 said...

What a great idea to use colored pencils!

Suzi B said...

Hi Lesley, fabulous! Love whay you've done with this DP and the roses
suzi b xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

A lovely card Lesley, the colours are beautiful, and your flower embellishments are the perfect touch.
Hugs, Judith xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous, I love this Lesley, wonderful colours and such pretty flowers. This paper is a dream, Gay xxx