Sunday, 11 January 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Pure & Simple

Adele set the challenge over at Dottie's World this week and boy, was this a challenge for me!!

The instructions were 'Pure and Simple' - no patterned paper or lots of embellishment. I almost had to tie my hands behind my back to stop myself, but here is the finished card. I used one of my favourite Dottie and George images, coloured with Ranger Distress Inks, highlighted with Inkessentials white pen and Glossy Accented (all available from Charmed Cards and Crafts btw).
An acetate flower, a brad and four tiny gems finished it off, oh and a tiny bit of white velvet ribbon!
Another massive departure from my usual, but as I said the other day, that's what challenges are all about. Why not pop over and have a go - we'd love to see you there.
Have a restful and relaxing Sunday if your kids/dogs/OHs will let you. xx

12 comments:

Jean Peters said...

Hi there I love your card. Loved the way you did the glossy areas. never thought about an acetate flower before - will be getting my punches stuck into all the bits of acetate from now on - Fab

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Hi Juliet - I love your card ... lots!

I must admit that this is my favourite of all the images of Dottie and George and I love the way you've made it all shiny to make it look REALLY rainy!

Ruth xx

Caroline said...

Stunning card! Lovely image.

Adele said...

Oh perfect Juliet, just perfect! Just the sort of thing I had in mind. Glad you had to stretch those beautiful crafty wings a little. LOL.

love Dingle.xx

Louly said...

Juliet it's beautiful! These challenges are great at getting us out of our comfort zone and stetching us aren't they. You've done a great job with this one, I love the acetate flower.

Tara said...

This is brilliant Juliet, I would have found it hard too because of having to cut back on the goodies but your card is perfect! xx

SweetPea said...

Love this card! The white and pale blue makes the image even more beautiful! Great card, Helen x

Lea said...

Fabulous card Juliet and soooooooo different for you lol!!!

There's an award for you on my blog if you'd like x

Sue said...

oh great card luv the colours, clean n fresh, sue.x

Jac said...

Wow Juliet this is beautiful. x

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful!
I love the flower! very clever!
love tina x

Nicky said...

Beautiful card its stunning