Sunday, October 12, 2014

... and a Partridge ...

Hello, I'm back!  Two posts in one day!! Woo hoo !!
Having spent the best part of this glorious day inside making cards, my brain was obviously still on the Just Add Ink colour challenge. 
JAI 235

Not being happy with the previous card I tried something different, and this one makes me smile.  Not sure if a second entry is allowed but here it is: 

The stamp set I have used is SU Partridge in a Pear Tree, and although it was my first choice from the occasions catalogue, this is the first time it has seen ink and it didn't disappoint me.

I have no idea what a partridge looks like, but pretty sure it isn't blue and purple any more than pears are pink and purple or leaves are pink and brown, but it sure was fun colouring it in.  Although I started with Whisper White card, I decided to use the aqua brush to keep the colours a little more muted.  So happy with the Blackberry Bliss stripes from the Moonlight Paper Stack, but it took a while to decide on the matting which is Glossy Black and Whisper White.

Not a ribbon or gem in sight, just layers!

Hope you like it!

NB:  Just realised that this is my 100th post- so there's another "woo hoo" for the day!


Patrice said...

Mary you can enter our challenges as often as you like. I absolutely love all the gorgeous colours you've used on this lovely creation - and I have no idea what colour a partridge is either lol. Those blackberry stripes are a perfect backdrop for your Pear Tree. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Add Ink x

Louise Sharp said...

Congrats on your 100th blog post! I love that you used this stamp for this colour challenge and I'm about to goggle what colour a partridge is! But I think it looks pretty amazing the way you coloured it! A striking bold background for your soft, beautiful tree. Love the layers too! Thanks for playing along to Just Add Ink this week. Louise xo

KimB said...

Your tree and partridge look just lovely in the soft colours Mary. I love the contrast to the striking stripes too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

Lovely image. I like how you have used the Blackberry Bliss on the image to. Chantell JAI

lostinpaper said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Gotta say that your blue and purple partridge is the cutest one I have ever seen, what a beautiful card!

Christine Blain said...

The soft, muted colours are just beautiful Mary. Of course you may enter our challenges more than once! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along again with this week's challenge at Just Add Ink. :)

Tina said...

Geez, I am trying really hard to resist that partridge stamp set, but you are making it really hard to keep on resisting! Fantastic card Mary! Thanks again for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.