I will admit that I was scared when this challenge was suggested as I have only made one other thing before with a pocket in it ! I had in my hands my new BG paper, image and 12x12 card and I went in search of a good tutorial and found a fantastic tutorial on Splitcoasters by Claudia Rosa and I was amazed at how easy it was to follow - even for me !
Here is my pocket card
I used a sheet of Bazzill swiss dotted white card - this is gorgeous and if you haven't tried it yet, you must !
The patterned papers are BasicGrey "Marrakech" - another must have. These papers are absolutely stunning. The chaps at BG have certainly come up trumps this time with their new products. I had already chosen my papers before seeing this tutorial so imagine my surprise when this tutorial already featured blue paper - at least its different blue paper !
The image I have used is cutie Tilda with her lilacs and I will admit to changing my image as I just thought that this one was the perfect choice. She is coloured with ProMarkers. Cocoa and henna (hair), ivory and blush (skin), rose pink and maroon (t-shirt, heart, patch and shoes), cornflower and china blue (jeans and bow), marsh green and olive green (leaves), amythest and lilac (lilacs). I put Tilda on some nestie circles. The bluey/green card is some Core'dinations. The flowers are blue flowers from my stash, Hero Arts green flowers and those gorgeous paper roses from HobbyCraft which I have very light dabbed with some diamond Stickles to give them a little twinkle.
I made the tags with the left over Bazzill and Core'dinations. The first tag has the Magnolia cupcake on it and this was also coloured with ProMarkers and I used the same colours as on Tilda, cocoa and henna (cake wrapper), saffron and sandstone (cake), rose pink and maroon (icing), ruby (hearts), cornflower and china blue (bow).
I have stamped the second tag with a set of clear stamps from Papermania which came free with their "Creativity Life" magazine. I stamped the images in Memento sweet plum ink although this wasn't really the best ink to use on this Bazzill as it tended to bleed a little. The little flowers have been coloured with cornflower and china blue ProMarkers. The bluey/green card has been punched with my new MS Valentine Heart punch which is to form part of the family silver when I had finished with it ! There are some tiny little blue pearls above the hearts. The ribbons are from Cleo Crafts
I also went right to the end of the tutorial and made a back to my card and decorated the inside with the tiny left over bits which I couldn't bear to throw away ! The sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.
You must hop over and have a look at the rest of the DT's creations, they are amazing and again, we have all made something completely different which always amazes me (although Chris and I did fall in love with the same sheet of Marrakech !!!).
Have a great Saturday and see you tomorrow with Colour Create.