Sunday 1 March 2009

Colour Create - Challenge # 5

This week over at the Colour Create Challenge Blog ........

"We are being very gentle with you this week, using a tried and tested colour combination with an extra option you're sure to like. You see, we don't make it difficult every single week, lol !"

The colour combination this week is BLUE and BROWN and the extra option is lace and pearls although this isn't compulsory.

I couldn't wait to get started on my card 'cause blue and brown are my most favourite colour combo at the moment and of course, lace and pearls just have to go with this colour combo really, don't they ?

The base card is brown Bazzill.

The patterned papers are by Paper Salon which I bought from Craft Central in Bristol a long time ago and I have tried to use it sparingly so I have some left over for another day !

I stamped the blue patterned paper with a Studio G border stamp in Versafine vintage sepia. Aren't these fantastic for 99p ?

The image is by Leanne Ellis and I have coloured her with ....... distress inks - see, fooled ya !!! Black soot, tattered rose, worn lipstick, walnut stain, china blue, faded jeans, shabby shutters and antique linen. I added some liquid pearls to the little hearts.

The lace is from my stash, the button is from my late Grandma's button tin and I made the pin.

The flowers have been punched with an EK Success retro flower punch and daisy punch, curled and a pearl added to the centre. The other pearls are a very pale blue.

I also decorated the inside very, very simply as I had such small scraps left over from the patterned paper and I wasn't about to cut the other piece down !

The blue card is some Core'dinations from their Nostalgia pack and this colour looks like it has been distressed already because it looks rather grubby ! I stamped the border stamp around it again in Versafine vintage sepia, cut the rectangles with my nesties and added a sentiment from Hero Arts.

You must go and see the other DT's creations, they are amazing.

We would also like to welcome Kim to our DT as a permanent member. Tara invited Kim at the start but due to other commitments, Kim was unable to start straightaway but better late than never as they say ! Welcome Kim and I look forward to working with you !

We would also like to welcome this week's guest designer who is Lynsey

Mr Linky's Magical Widget (keep it clean please !) has also been added to the blog so this should make life a lot easier for you to add your entries if like me you spend half the day trying to add that dreaded code and it still doesn't work ! It should also make my tea stops to your blogs a lot quicker too so I should be able to see more of you on my travels.

Have a great Sunday and looking forward to see your blue's, browns, lace and pearls !

Thank's for looking !


  1. woww Jo,what a gorgeous card,l love the image.

    hugs Riet.xx

  2. Goregous card, love how you brought everything together,Great blog now following your blog.Denise x

  3. Stunning card Jo, love the image! I just adore your pin, so pretty.
    Hugs Tab xxx

  4. Fabulous Jo. Love your layout and that hint of pink on the image really makes it 'pop'. Great work with the pin - it's gorgeous.
    hugs Heather xx

  5. What a stunning card dear, just love how you have coloured and placed the lovely SN image, everything is just perfect.
    Hugs Jacqui x

  6. This is incredibly gorgeous Jo. Fantastic papers and that border stamping is so perfect! I love the pin too and your image colouring is spot on. Fab card.
    Sharon xx

  7. Jo this is a gorgeous card, it all works so well together

  8. This is stunning, I love the papers and the pretty image!

  9. Such a yummy card Jo, one of my fave images and I love all the little embellishments you've used. That pin looks amaing, I must get into using them more!
    Hope you have a fab week ahead ;o)

  10. Gorgeous card, love that colour combo.

  11. Yet another Fabby card Jo. Left you a pressie on my blog. xxx Karen.x.

  12. Love the papers,stamp your embellies all fab Jo, Hugs Pascale :)

  13. loving the image! There's an award for u on my blog :) x

  14. Gorgeous card very striking, lovely papers, n pin, sue.x

  15. Oh lovely Jo, beautiful colouring. Hope you had a fabby weekend. Kimx

  16. So beautiful Jo! I just love those papers too and your distress ink colouring is is stunning, love how you did her hair. You created so many gorgeous details with the pin, the little heart string pearls and flowers and your Grandma's button is the most perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Chris x

  17. Beautiful card! Love the flowers!
    Helen x


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog and for leaving me a comment. I hope you have liked what you have seen and will visit again.

Thanks !

Jo x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...