Sunday 1 February 2009

Welcome to......COLOUR CREATE !

Today is the day that the ribbon has been cut on the brand new challenge blog Colour Create !

To celebrate our launch we are giving away the most amazing blog candy and a winner will be chosen and revealed next Sunday along with challenge 2.

We will also be inviting each week one person to become a guest designer. So, what are you waiting for ?

Now for the first challenge :

The colour combination for this week is ...

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 'butterflies'.

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 that I made for this week's challenge......

I used brown Bazzill CS for the base card.

The patterned papers are Papermania Retro Floral.

The image is by Penny Black "Water Lily Skiing" which I coloured with ProMarkers. Cinnamon, henna and blush (mouse), blossom and rose pink (flower petals), marsh green and olive green (leaf), cool aqua and sky blue (water), amethyst and Copic Ciao dark pink RV34 (butterfly), Copic Ciao cool gray No. 1 C-1 (outline). I also used the blender pen. I also used a clear Sakura gel pen on the butterfly to add sparkle. I decoupaged the butterfly to give a 3'd look and I cut a very thin ribbon of pink card and twirled it around a pencil for the mouse to hold seeing as I had cut up the image !

The image has been mounted onto a white oval cut with my nesties and embossed with my swirls Cuttlebug folder (I thought it may give the look of water). I did put some very pale blue chalk on the swirls but I don't think this shows in the picture. I also added some distress ink (old paper I think) to the oval.

The ribbon is from my stash. The button is a clear button which I stuck to the green and pink patterned paper with glossy accents and then cut out so I could have a matching button for the paper. I added a butterfly charm and some green cord to the button.

The flowers are white Prima flowers which I coloured with Copic Ciao dark pink RV34 and cinnamon ProMarker. The brad was white but I coloured this with the Copic dark pink pen. The leaves are from some scrap green paper and a Leone Em leaf punch.

The sentiment is from a pack of birthday sentiments Oh My Word ! Craftwork Cards.

You will also see that that pesky MS punch made an appearance again too !!!

You must take a peek at the other DT's creations - they are fabby !

Looking forward to visiting you !


  1. Stunningly beautiful Jo - such a wonderful colour combination and yoru card design is gorgeous! xx

  2. Really lovely Jo,
    Love the image and that little butterfly is just gorgeous.
    Love Sarita xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Jo! The image is adorable and works so well with the fab colours
    hugs Bev x

  4. Beautiful Jo. Love the decoupaged butterfly - that's a fantastic addition to the card. Great papers and details and a wonderful image.
    Sharon xx

  5. oooh what a fabby card! Love the image, just perfect! I really do like how you have put your card together and the flowers are gorgeous!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  6. Gorgeous Jo - love your layout and the wonderful papers you've used. That image is so sweet and beautifully coloured.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. A great card Jo! I love the cutie mouse. Pascale :)

  8. Jo this is a stunning card. I think it's by far my fave PB stamp and I love the papers too! I know I've got some of these somewhere but I just can't lay my hands on them! You've also created an amazing layout!!
    Thanks so much for being part of the team! xx

  9. A cracking first CC challenge card Jo! I love the image, your colouring and how you decoupaged the butterfly, it's so beautiful. The papers are gorgeous and so is your design. Hope you had a good weekend double teamie. Chris xxx

  10. Jo, this is such a gorgeous example for us to use as our inspiration. I especially love the MS stamp along the bottom.

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the way you've used the fab stamp!
    Helen x

  12. Fabulous card what a great use of the colours and your cute image has been coloured to perfection. Love it all
    Hugs Jacqui x

  13. Jo your card was just stunning - I loved using those colours...


  14. fantastic work Jo, and thanks for the link to the new challenge blog.

  15. Oh wow, that is gorgeous. I love what you did with the flower. Kim

  16. YOur card is simply stunning, I love the image. Beautiful

  17. So lovely card! This "water lily skiing" is one of my favorite of Penny Black. I also have this stamp and like to use it :), but very rare bloggers have introduced this stamp. Perhaps you and me have to be the pioneers :)


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Thanks !

Jo x

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