Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sunglasses Out!!! I just passed the pain barrier

Just Magnolia have 'Bright and Zingy' as their theme this week. Eeeeeek!!!!! I don't bright, I don't do zingy but I tried. This is the most horrendous card I've ever made, it definitely took me a zillion miles away from my comfort zone. I chose the brightest papers I could find and stuck them together - yuck!!. Change the colours and papers and I quite like the card. I wasn't going to post this - then I thought why not - give everyone a  'yeuuuww' moment, just hope none of you have a hangover lol.
I'm going to do it again in nice colours and will add it to this post.

I've done the same card again in different colours - I'm showing you the gentle one first just to break you in gently,  Same Tilda - both coloured with Copic Markers, The first card is using Rico papers, the second Basic Grey's Lemonade.  Both Tilda's are sat on a series of  Spellbinders shapeabilities Fleur De Lys pendants with flowers from stash at either corner.

I'm still struggling with my new camera, really gonna have to read those instructions, although we have been having storms here and ther's been no daylight for about 2 days.
 Tell me which you like best and I'd love to know if anyone actually likes the 'Bright and Zingy' one.






30 comments:

Chrissie said...

Hi again Heather, had to pop back to check out the 'sunglasses' comment from before lol!
I think you've been very brave to even attempt this (I didn't!) and actually it isn't that bad, although I do prefer the first one lol!
Love your new 'Fleur de Lys' dies, just stunning.

bluepoohbear75 said...

Wow, love those cards. The colors are great.

Christine said...

Ohhh Heather am sat here giggling away I see what you mean by chucking the papers together it REALLY IS BRIGHT but thats what the challenge wants...I wonder how many will be as brave as you...great layout & yes like the
1st one best...

Hugs Christine xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Heather they are both beautiful!
She is adorable and coloured to perfection!
Love that die cut and your flowers are so pretty!
So happy that you joined us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Cathy said...

Wow Heather!!! That is bright LOL!! Two gorgeous cards, and I love your colouring.
Know what you mean .. .I was well out of my comfort zone too!!
Have a great weekend,
hugs
Cathy xx

stephanne said...

Hahahahaha, you crack me up!! The first card is gorgeous, or the second one? The "gentle" one, love the papers and the beautiful shapes and colouring, the second card is EXACTLY what the challenge asked for, so kudos to you!! Just pop a Happy Birthday on the front and maybe a butterfly??? and save it for the next time you need a birthday card for a younger lady, because my stepdaughters are over here owwing and awwing over it!! They think it's perfect!!! Tilda is coloured beautifully in both creations!!

Danielle said...

Great cards Heather! I think you did a grand job on the 'bright & zingy' challenge - they are not colours I would normally go for but the card is still really pretty (albeit bright!!). I do love the purple tones though on your first card! Good for you for doing the challenge - getting out of our comfort zones is always difficult!
Hugs, Danielle

scrappyjan said...

Oh Heather you rally had me laughing at your cute little post!! LOL... Both of your cards are beautiful sweetie! And yes the second one is bright but it is GREAT!!! The colouring is top of the line just like always...
hugs, janny

Moni said...

Waw Heather you did fab job, love both cards, so great colours you have used! Cute Tildas and so fab flowers! Beautiful papers and all details! Hugs,Moni

Di said...

HI Heather yes it is very bright i agree!!lol! brave one! but i think Tilda is coloured wonderfully take her off and use her again, but i have to be honest prefer the first one!!

Hugs Di xxx

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Heather. How funny are you. I think you did a fantastic job on the "bright" one. I totally understand where you are coming from though. They are both gorgeous. xo Jackie

Leigh said...

I think you've done an awesome job. Definitely 'bright and zingy'.

Wilma said...

Hi Heather - funny you should mention sunspecs - i have too and i dont think mine is quite as bright as yours LOL!! I like them both but must admit the first one is really much more your style but your colouring is great in both of them!
x

Desire Fourie said...

Its amazing how the same design can look so unique with different colours. The second one is definitely a happy summer creation.
Hugs
Desire

Pia said...

Great cards Heather. Have a nice day.
hugs Piaxx

Karen said...

Both are absolutely STUNNING !

Love Karen x

Sandra1968 said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Heather. And I love bright colours, so yes, I like the 2nd one a lot :-)

cats whiskers said...

Morning Heather dear, both of these are just gorgeous I love how you have used the Nestie behind what a stunning effect you get and of course your bright and zingy card fits the bill perfectly, but being a mauve girl I adore the top one
Hugs Jacqui x

debbies said...

Well it is bright and zingy and I love it!!!! Both of your cards are great, but I'll say the brighter version would really make someone smile!

Nicole Bailey said...

lol-I LOVE them both! I didn't attempt the bright challenge either but you did it just great!

Cheryl said...

2 great cards hun love the colurs you have used love the 2nd one brilliant as usuall hugs cheryl xxxx

Lora said...

I do prefer the first one but they did ask for bright and zingy and you gave them just what they asked for. I done this challenge too and I think my card turned out ok but I'm still not very keen on it. I wasn't as brave as you though lol.
Hugs Lora x

Mina said...

two perfect cards for the challenge...love this Tilda shes great to colour...know what you mean about a new camera, still havent got the hang of mine lol...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather.
Love your designs, beautiful colouring and details.

Karen x

SheilaS said...

Both brilliant cards and it is nice to see how different they can be with just a few chantges. I must admit I prefer the softer one

Rach said...

well done to you sweetie, you certainly did what the challenge asked for your second card is defo a bright and zingy one.... love the colours of the first.. (i am not a bright and zingy person either...lol)
the nestie's that you have used are so pretty and very effective.. thank you for joining us at just magnolia.xx

Sol said...

I do love the second card. Especially the colours of that one! And the way you have placed her on top of the nestie is great! She really pops out! :)

Sol said...

I do love the second card. Especially the colours of that one! And the way you have placed her on top of the nestie is great! She really pops out! :)

Lorraine A said...

I haven't attempted this yet,,, you did fulfill the requiremens but I must admit the 1st one does look better ,,,, tho actually sunglasses do help :-) I love the way you coloured the Tilda's ,,,, perfect ! :-)

Luv
lols x x x

theneon said...

Heather, dear heart, as much as I admire your work -- I have to agree with you -- the one that is much softer is more delightful! When I started reading this post and came upon the first image, I'm thinking...what is she talking about? -- and then I went a little further -- but both of them are built to your standards!

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