Monday, 9 August 2010

Summer Zest at Karen's Doodles

My first week with Karen's Doodles is already over and here we are with a new challenge.  This week, our theme is 'Summer Zest' and we are challenging you to create a card (or other project) with yellow, orange, lime green and a splash of blue, to bring a real citrus zest to the week ahead.

Here's what I've come up with:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'Tango'
Papers:  Scenic Route
Sentiment: Create With TLC, 'Just Dance'
I think this is the first Karen's Doodles image I ever used and I absolutely love it.  Daughter is a salsa dancer (and a very good one too!) and this always reminds me of her.
And the colour combo is zesty fresh - really 'fiesta' and perfect for these two!
I coloured them up with my Copics, (which, I am pleased to say, have now been recharged and are nice and 'juicy' again!), and added a bit of grounding and glow with my Prismacolors.  I love all the little bits of detail in this image - the flowers, the bow tie, the striped lapels! Joy!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Challenge - 'Sing it baby!' - where this card is used to illustrate the song "Asi se baila el tango", from 'Take the Lead' with Antonio Banderas dances the (super sexy!) tango with his dance student.

Cute Card Thursday - 'Whateva!'

Daring Cardmakers - 'Peridot' (which is a lovely gemstone, ranging from yellowish, through lime to dark green!)

So, now it's over to you.  Use a Karen's Doodles image and get creative with yellow, orange, lime green and a splash of blue. 
There will be three winners this week, now that we've changed the way we award the prizes:
* 1st place winner of 3 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be awarded by merit. The Design Team members will vote for their favorite entry and the winner will also get a Card of the Week blinkie to display on their blog.
Both 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen by and the prizes will be:

* 2nd place winner - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

* 3rd place winner - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's cards too - they're fabulous, I can tell you!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Happy crafting.


  1. This is AWESOME!!!!! You know I love Karen's Doodles, lol, and you have coloured these two beautifully!!! LOVE the papers!!!! Mmmm, Antonio Banderas!! Ahhhh!!! LOL Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!!
    Chris & the DT

  2. Gorgeous card, such lovely colouring. Great blog too :o) Lisa x

  3. The image looks great and I love the vibrant papers you used too!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  4. This is great fun and so bright and cheerful. Beautifully coloured. Thanks for entering at the DCM Challenge.

  5. Peri, this is a fabulous card! Love that paper and you have colored the image so perfectly to match! You really make Karen's Tango look wonderful!

  6. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  7. Oh Peri WOW this is just stunning hunny an absolutely gorgeous card I love your colourwork. Joey.x

  8. Hi Peri (3rd try to leave a comment) It keeps jamming. Love your card it is gorgeous and amusing.



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