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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Brown Eyes

This is the challenge set for us this week by Chrissie and Mandi at Less Is More.

Here we are again and it's time for another COLOUR challenge.

This week we have chosen


You don't necessarily have to have an exact match, but if your eyes are blue, then any shade of blue will be fine, likewise with brown, grey, green etc.. (We aren't as mean as all that!)
However, the colour you choose should be the predominant colour on your card... we don't want to see just a hint of it.

My eyes are brown, although not quite as brown as they used to be. They seem to be turning a greyish colour as I get older just like my hair!!, but for the purpose of this challenge I am sticking with brown.

Here is the card I've made.The stamp of the woman's face is the latest Craft Stamper freebie and when I first saw it I didn't like it very much but now that I've used it I suppose that she has a bizarre kind of charm.Both the woman and the sentiment were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The colouring was done with Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, by dabbing them onto my craft mat and spritzing lightly with water and picking up with a water brush.  I embossed two lines across the lower

 part of the card to enclose the sentiment  (and so that I could try out my new Hougie board that I bought at the Ally Pally show last month), and added two brown coloured gems.

I am also entering this for ABC Challenge; Anything Goes
                                 Crafty Cardmakers; Anything Goes

Thank you for taking a look, I appreciate all your comments.Jean  


  1. Super card, love how you framed the sentiment with your new purchase. Yvonne x

  2. Love your card Jean, and I think the stamp looks good. I have also got this stamp but haven't used it yet. Dianne.

  3. Fab! Just a simple but utterly stunning card! I love the image!
    Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Crafty Cardmakers!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  4. Fabulous quirky image!

    Thanks for joining us at both Crafty Cardmakers and ABC.

    Lin xx

  5. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC with your great card!!

  6. Great card!I used this stamp too but yours is so much better!

  7. Cool image! Good job. I had to laugh when you said your eyes are turning grey with your hair. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. It is appreciated.

  8. What an unusual image - I really like her. You've coloured her in perfectly too. Sue.x

  9. Terrific card Jean
    When I saw this free stamp this month I wasn't sure I liked it
    But, your card looks really effective
    Nice to 'see' your eyes
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  10. This looks really effective Jean! Like you, I didn't like this stamp very much when I saw it (it's still on the cover, lol), but you've made it look really great, and I like your choice of colours! I think I'll take it off the cover now. Maria x

  11. cool card!!! thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge