Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Orange all Over!

It's Craft Barn Orange Day today, and we've been asked to make samples using - guess what - Orange. Not everyones favourite colour but I love it and use orange such a lot. I need this colour so much at the moment. It is supposed to stimulate vitality and energy both of which I'm feeling a lack of. I've not been around much cos I have been so weak and in so much pain with Fibromyalgia. Most of the time it's a niggle in the background but every now and again it's bad enough to keep me awake and make me feel really grotty. Feeling better today though after seeing Suze Weinburg demo her UTEE and meltpot techniques with my lovely friends Elaine and Janet yesterday, so today I'm filling my world with ORANGE.


I really love the Paper Artsy Set Brick & Mortar 2  and Swirls & Curls 5  on this card and have used it for loads of different projects from altered art to canvas and on cards and ATC's and teamed with the
Basic Grey Ambrosia paper pad it looks so opulent.

The elephants were the result of a play with Dreamweaver stencil: elephants  and Dreamweaver embossing paste matte black . Loved messing with this, it gives great results and really makes the stenciled image pop. A new way of using existing brass stencils too, makes great flourishes if you have a flourish stencil!  

The card was finished off with Distress Inks black soot and spiced marmalade , the sentiment embossed with Embossing Powder Stamp n Stuff Detail embossing powder: black and mounted on  Nestabilities - Label four and Bob's your Auntie!

If you feel the need of more orange in your life have a look at the other samples over at The Craft Barn Blog for some inspiration. 

Sorry again for not getting round to you all and for missing posting DT stuff on time, Hope to be feeling well enough to come see what you're all up to shortly.
x Michelle 

14 comments:

Happy Days said...

Lovely card. It reminds me of a holiday in India. Thanks for sharing. x

Clarky J said...

Beautiful in real life too x Loved last night thanks for taking me even though i know it was a hard day for you xx J x

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hope the pain continues to subside and you manage to get good sleep... and crafting time x

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

Love it Chelle. Glad to see you crafting!!! Emma xx

Virginia said...

Gorgeous card Michelle thank you for sharing!

Lynne said...

Beautiful card! I need Orange everyday..it`s my favourite colour.
Lynne xxx

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous love the elephants (not seen that Stencil!) orange and black such a hot combination. Hope all the orange is giving you the vitality you need. Friend Hilda went to see Suzy same workshop? Feel better and wonderful make.

PatR said...

Love this Michelle. The colour combo is fabulous ans I love the elephants. Hope you are feeling better. Lucky you going to Suzy's workshop.
Love Pat xx

Yvonne said...

Fantasic! Just adore the elephants on this project with them holding onto each other.. colours are just perfect for an African theme!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous, love all the fab details, wonderful.
luv
Debby

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and bursting with life! Hope you're feeling much better very soon. Chris xx

Fiona said...

Wow Michelle, this is a fantastic work of art. Hope you feel better soon.
Fiona x

Artyjen said...

That's fabulously gorgeous! Love orange...especially Spiced Mamrmalade ;)
xoxo
hope you are feeling loads better

Sandra Hall said...

I love those Ambrosia papers! Your card is gorgeous Michelle.