Monday, 7 March 2011

P.S. I Love You.......

Good morning to you all....... I hope you had a lovely weekend!

This is a card I made for the challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund where the theme is Mardi Gras. I certainly learnt something about this celebration I can tell you..... hop over to the blog for a great history lesson about the colours and what they mean. So the brief is to use the Mardi Gras colours of Purple, Green and Gold. Now this was a challenge and a half for me as I would never normally work with these colours all at once..... but do you know something, I kind of like the combination!

I think my card has turned out a bit like a collage really..... I wasn't sure where I was going with it but wanted to created the feeling of everything swirling around, like Tilda is blowing the leaves and butterflies about. The luscious papers are Webster's Pages and the butterflies were cut from them too. The swirl is Magnolia DooHickey and the leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch. I added a Melissa Frances rub-on for the sentiment.

I'd like to enter these challenges too:

Paper Sundaes - Stripes

Paper Play - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes + Optional Glitter

Tip Top Tuesday - Fave Embellishment/Technique (for me it has to be leaves)

That's all for now...... must dash off to do the school run and then work (groan)!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous Tara, your colouring on his dress is amazing, really looks like it is swishing around her. Hugs, Sxx

Cheryl said...

This is GORGEOUS,beautiful colouring and just love all the butterflies!!!
Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card Tara, you're so clever with all the details.

Dazie said...

Really beautiful!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
This is a gorgeous creation. I love the background and the beautiful image. Fabulous corners. Magnificent card.
Fiona x

Pia said...

wow beautiful card, love the wonderful colors.
hugs pia

Céline said...

amazing card, love the embellies and papers
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous creation, love the backing piece - stunning. Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Julie said...

Beautiful, Tara, just beautiful!! Juliexx

Kelly Schelske said...

It's so pretty Tara! Love those gorgeous butterflies!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful !!!!
Love Stella XX

Mimi said...

beautiful card! love the swirls of butterflies! ;)

Dawny P said...

Hi Tara - love this card hun. The colours are so pretty and I love that image and the swirls :) Thank you for joining us over at the JM challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx