Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Elphine House Australia Challenge #55

Hi again!  Hope you've had a good day!  I'm back with my DT card for the new Elphine House Australia Challenge.  The theme for this month's challenge is "make your own background".  You can draw or color a scene, create your own paper or mixed media background, the sky's the limit, but you just can't use any pre-printed patterned paper.  

Here is my card:

All who know me know that I love my patterned paper and I feel a bit lost creating without it!  This one had me stumped for a bit, for sure!  I decided to create my "background" by layering lots of ornate diecuts, in alternating Pool Party and White cardstock.  I used Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five for the layers.  The adorable image is Katrina My Sister Shasha from Elphine House Australia.  It's the perfect image not only for sisters, but for best friends, too!  I stamped the image on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics before cutting it out with the die.  I added a few White Paint Pen highlights and a triple-loop seam binding bow to finish my card.
Here is a close-up of the colored image:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Elphine House Challenge blog and feast your eyes on the gorgeous creations from Lynda, Lynne and Julie.  We hope you will play along with us this time.  The only requirements are to follow the theme and use an Elisabeth Bell image (any company).  You have until Tuesday, March 18th, Brisbane time to enter your project.

I am entering my card in the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly (lovely layers)

Have a wonderful evening and see you soon!


  1. Oh my goodness those layered fits are gorgeous. They look amazing as your background Carla. Hugs!

  2. Very pretty die cuts and lovely colors for your background, Carla. What a sweet "sister" image. Great card!!

  3. Carla, your card and background are gorgeous. It is interesting to see what you do without your patterned paper, but you nailed it.

  4. I am lovin this card!!!! it is kinda a simple card, without all the patterned paper, it creates a nice simple style. Love the die layers!! of course I would I am addicted to Spellbinders haha!!! well at least it is a legal addiction right?? not cheap..but legal
    Thanks bunches for sharing card!

  5. Goodness Carla, I really love this card. What a lovely die you used. Such wonderful coloring...Hugs, joann

  6. another gorgeous creations, I love the image and the way you framed them!

  7. I love the colors you used. This is such a pretty card!

  8. Your coloring is divine - the image so very sweet and the background color is fabulous!
    sandy xx

  9. Gorgeous Carla!! No need for patterned paper with such pretty diecuts - it reminds me of a Cameo brooch with that pastel and white combo :)

  10. Awesome card!! Love your gorgeous coloring and fantastic design. Beautiful dies and papers. Love this card!

  11. Gorgeous Carla! Love the dies...so elegant. Hugs xxx

  12. I love this die cut and your adorable image. As always your coloring is so striking!
    Hugs, Pat

  13. Yes, I know how you love your DP, but you did a fabulous job with these gorgeous die cuts & colors! Love the sweet image, beautiful coloring, and cool bow! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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