21 Jan 2016

Orange Madonna

Hello everyone,
It has been difficult to fit crafting time in this week as all spare time has been spent cataloguing my dies. Ha ha. That's a pretty fancy way of saying that I finally got around to labelling all my dies, huh? 
Well it was possible to grab 5 minutes or so to create this card.
In keeping with the theme on my blog of using up those crafty items that have never seen the light of day....some of those distress markers that have not been put to paper yet were used to colour this stamp.  I still get a secret little thrill when I 'huff' on a stamp just prior to stamping it. Must be a bit weird, huh?

Not really happy with the layout. Think it may have been better to put the image off to one side on a C5 card size rather than a DL.

This card actually uses a discontinued stamp from Chocolate Baroque called Madonna and trees. See....that's how long I have had this stamp!
Distress markers used:
Squeezed lemonade
scattered straw
Mustard Seed
Spiced Marmalade
Ripe Persimmon
Fossilized Amber
Wild Honey
Carved Pumpkin
The faces used Picked Raspberry
Also used: Stardust stickles
and a Clarity Stamps sentiment

I'm entering this card into:
 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where they have a colour theme of shades of orange.

Inkspirational challenge - Challenge #100 which is a blast from the past colour challenge. I'm using challenge #23 where the colours were orange, starfruit and melon.

Addicted to stamps and more Challenge #177 Make your mark

Thank you so much for visiting
Sharon xx


Kajcyika said...

Nice use of orange! I love that you didn't use 'normal' shape card :) Just lovely!
Thanks for playing with us at 52CCT, hope you will join us again! Kaja

April Cheetham said...

Gorgeous image and beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Julie said...

Oh wow! Stunning image and looks great in Orange. Thanks for joining us at 52 OCT
Julie T

Deborah Frings said...

Love this! The image is so beautiful and your shades of orange are fabulous. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with our colour challenge at 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

Sharon said...

Thank you Kaja

Sharon said...

Thank you so much April

Sharon said...

Thank you for your kind comments Julie.

Sharon said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to pop by and leave a comment Deborah. That was very kind of you.

Marina said...

Surprising colour choice for this image , yet it looks amazing. Love the glittery halos. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Such a very special card! Thank you for sharing it at our ATSM challenge. Creative regards from stempelfrida

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Marina

Sharon said...

Thank you so much