Saturday, April 11

BasicGrey challenges #30 - soft centres

Wow! it's Easter Saturday and also time for a Basic Grey Challenge! and for this weeks challenge we would like you to take inspiration from your favourite Chocolates, so if your favourite chocolate is Mint chocolate... then you would base the colours of your card Brown and white/Green, sounds scrumptious doesn't it?

Well I'm quite partial to caramel centres, mmmm so sweet, I went for lighter browns, which I have cut into waves to represent the gooey caramel in lovely dark chocolate. I have stamped my swirlie stamps over this too!
The lovely Demure I thought went with the soft theme and with her flowing dress. I have coloured her in distress inks and used stickles over the dress which you might just make out the sparkle in one of the close ups. I have layered on top of the coloured image with clear embossing ink and three layers of Utee (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). Love this effect it has a very glass like finish.
The sentiment I have stamped and heat embossed onto acetate which I have trimmed and used my clear foam to raise it off the card front. Click images for close up!

Paper: BG - Bittersweet, watercolour paper, acetate,
Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Demure, Inkadinkado - Collaged Expressions, BG - 2scoops swirlie,
Die's: Circle cutter.
Ink: Memento - Black, Distress inks, Distress clear embossing ink, colourbox brown,
Other: paper flower - from the lovely Martine, clear 3D foam, MM - velvet brads, ep - black, clear Utee,

Thanks for stopping by and BiG HuGs ♥ enjoy your Easter, Kim x


Steph said...

Just beautiful. I really love the stamped acetate x

Kristen said...

What a beautiful, yummy card! I love all the techniques you used on it. I don't think I've ever tried heat embossing on acetate? I will have to try that out. The layers of UTEE has such a wonderful effect on the image. Have a wonderful Easter!

Pascale said...

Stunning Kim hugs Pascale

Rica said...

Beautiful Kim. Demure is coloured so beautifully and I love your choice of colours and papers.
hugs Heather xx

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Lisadwb said...

You image is colored so perfectly!! She is lovely!! The colors are yummy- now I have a taste for carmels........

Chris said...

Fabulous card Kim! I love this dreamy little girl and your colouring is so beautiful. The Utee gives such a wonderful effect and I love your design and papers. Great idea too with the sentiment on acetate and then raised on clear dimensionals, didn't even know you could get that, it looks fabby. Hope you had a lovely Easter. Hugs, Chris x

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