Sunday, October 30, 2011

Make It Crafty is Sponsoring The Squirrel and The Fox Challenges



This week Make it Crafty is sponsoring a fabulous new Aussie challenge blog called The Squirrel and The Fox - named after the co-founders - friends Tracey (A Crafty Fox) and Linda (Squirrel Snippets). The girls like to base their challenges around things Australian which is great for an Aussie gal like me - LOL.

The theme for this challenge is "Hat's or Flowers" and relates back to the Melbourne Cup - a famous horse race based in my home town and running this coming Tuesday. The horses often run second fiddle to the Fashion on the Field and the amazing array of hats on display though. The roses at Flemington Racecourse are always spectacular on race day too so they HAD to play a part in my scene. I've used 3 different images from Make it Crafty - Chantelle at the Races has been specially designed for Cup Day with the hat being all important. I believe orange is an IN colour at the races this year so I gave Chantelle an orange outfit. I've combined her with Zoe's Rose Garden (fountain removed) and Pebblestone Patch.

The DP is actually from one of my Halloween pads but I love the fact that the diamond shapes are reminiscent of jockey silks - adding to the race day feel along with the pearls and lace.

Copics used - E11, E00, E000, R20, R11, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, C8, C5, C4, C2, 100, Y15, Y11, Y02, B05, B0000, E08, R08, W3, W2, W1, W00, YG67. YG63, YG61, YR23, YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00, YR000, YR0000

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8 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow! What a fabulous amount of thought went into this card. I am sure that this pretty little filly could win Star of the Day (provided she keeps put of the Melbourne rain). Love the card! x

Jean McKenzie said...

Love your card Debbie! Such pretty colours and gorgeous shading and you have certainly shown the spirit of Cup Day so well!

Wow all those Copics you have used for that image - worth every single second of your time though - really beautiful!

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning card Debbie, she looks gorgeous in orange, loove the hat, take careX:)

Zoe said...

Fabulous! Oh I do love your thought process and the idea of the paper! It really does give it that feel!! Gorgeously coloured - I love her in orange!!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous Debbie! I love the colors you chose and the diamond backed paper is a fantastic touch. Wonderful background display. Must be a fun event to see. Lucky you! Have a wonderful day! ;)

Jane said...

Just perfect with all my fav' colours...great card Debbie xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Debbie,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tracey said...

Such a wonderful card Debbie, I am so thrilled you could join us at The Squirrel & The Fox as our guest DT member. Orange really is the colour for the season - I am colouring Chantelle in orange too. :)