Sunday 8 February 2009

Colour Create - Challenge #2 - Peach and Aqua

This week on Create and Colour Challenge Blog ......

"Please make your card using Peach and Aqua. You can also use cream/white for your cardstock and flesh colours for any images.

There is an extra option available which you can use if you wish, although this isn't compulsory. This week's option is 'DIY flowers', which means not using any pre made, bought flowers on your cards and projects. Here are some ideas which might help:

Stamp a flower onto card and cut it out

Punch and layer flowers

Die cut flowers

Doodle your own flowers

Stitch flowers

Peel and mount stickers to form a flower

Use shaped petals eg, hearts to form a flower

Make flowers from Nestie shapes

Make a ribbon flower

I'm sure there are lots more ways, please feel free to come up with your own! Don't forget that embossing, distressing, ink edging, etc will all add to the effect and you could add a stamen to the centre. Also glitter, glossy accents, liquid pearl drops might work well. Unusual materials might include tissue paper, vellum, acetate, chipboard...... just a few ideas.Finally, remember that you are allowed to combine our challenge with any other you would like to take part in during the week. GOOD LUCK!!!"

This is the card I made for this week's challenge....

The three patterned papers I used are Making Memories "Chloe's Closet" which are so yummy and absolutely perfect for this challenge. I layered these onto some aqua and orangy/peach Core'dinations card.

The sentiment was computer generated by me. I received a card from a friend of mine a long time ago and I still have it sat in front of me on my desk because I love it so much and on the front it has this sentiment.

The flowers behind the sentiment are a Penny Black "Constellations" stamp which I coloured with peach, aqua and green Whispers pens and then lightly spritzed it with water to give a water coloured look and stamped it over the top of the sentiment.

I made the button flowers with two pieces of lace I had received in a RAK. The lace is the good quality, stiff lace you can buy. I sewed a running stitch along the top of both pieces and then gathered it up to make a circle. I then sewed the edges together to keep it all in place and glued a button to the centre.

The aqua and peach ribbons are from my stash. I used the offcuts to decorate and edge of the image.

The three flower brads at the bottom are Making Memory's brads which match the Chloe's Closet paper.

I also decorated the inside.....

I used the same patterned paper and Core'dinations, which I punched with my MS floral border punch, as on the outside.

I made two daisies with offcuts of the patterned papers with my nesting daisy punches (had to dig these out from the bottom of my drawers and blow the dust off !!!).

I stamped a stem from a Studio G florish stamp in brown ink.

The peach gems I received in a RAK.

We had a huge response last week to our first challenge which was amazing and we thank you so much for coming to play with us.

You must come and have a peek at the other DT's creations - they are truly stunning and such an inspiration to us all.

Take care and have a good week and I hope that this week, I can get some crafting done although they have forecast heavy snow for Monday night/Tuesday morning in this area again so I may have little ones at home with me again ! More snowmen in the garden !!


  1. oooh Jo your card is just stunning! Love the DIY flowers, how unique, fab idea!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous card Jo, I love the colour combo. Beautiful. Kim

  3. Fabulous card Jo, my drool has gone into overdrive LOL! I love how you mist stamped the flowers over the lovely sentiment, it's a beautiful effect and those lace flowers are stunning, a lot of work with the sewing but they really are incredibly pretty. Gorgeous papers too, perfect for the colours this week. Hope you have a good week too and not too much snow. Chris x

  4. This is so pretty and your flowers are beautiful - love 'em. hugs Heather xx

  5. Jo, this card is super stunning! I love your paper...perfect for this challenge! The lace flowers are divine and the image/sentiment is super fabulous! this card is YUM-O, Sweetie!
    Thanks for the sweet b-day wishes...and the big sloppy kiss,lol, you are too funny, he, he ,he!!!

  6. this is so lovely and such a beautiful colour combo

  7. This is just so beautiful Jo, your lace flowers are stunning-I've never seen flowers made of lace before, what a fab idea its so effective.
    The whole card is really pretty,
    Love Sarita xx

  8. Fabulous card Jo, love it to bits :)

    Marlene x

  9. This is a real feast for the eyes Jo. I still can't work out how you did the sentiment with the stamped image behind it - it is wonderful. Fantastic work. You made me giggle with your comment on my card. You were scared? I was petrified of the colours (I didn't have either of them)! I love what you did with the palette though.
    Sharon xx

  10. I love your flowers and the shabby chic feel to your card. Pascale :)

  11. OMG Jo, I didn't realise you actually gathered and sewed lace for your flowers, thought they were just round crocheted ones. How clever you are! Your card is a real inspiration and I love the measuring tape running up the sides.
    Brilliant stuff.... have a lovely week :o) xx

  12. Gorgeous card - inside and out!
    Helen x

  13. such a very pretty make and good use of the colours as well

    Sarah x

  14. Hi Jo, what a wonderrfully detiled and 'finished card' - perfect inside and out. Lovely stuff :)
    En x

  15. This is beautiful, Jo! So bright and cheery and I LOVE the flower!
    Brilliant card!
    Hugs, Georgia xxxx

  16. Gorgeous card Jo and such a wonderful sentiment you have used :) Donna x

  17. Wow - this is beautiful Jo - absolutely stunning! xx

  18. Beautiful, Jo. Love the flowers.


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