Sunday 22 March 2009

Colour Create - Challenge # 8

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mum's out there ! I do hope you have been spoilt so far this morning ? I am scheduling this post because I hope that I shall be allowed to have a well deserved lie in. Somehow I feel this will not be the case because my two girls are jumping up and down as if it's going to be Christmas Day. They are so excited and can't wait to give me my present and card ! Awwww !!!

This week at the Colour Create Challenge Blog we have a challenge for you !!!

This challenge was set by the very talented Sarita.

The colour combination for this week is navy, turquoise and lime and the optional challenge is "no designer papers" ! I can hear your gasps from here !!!! If you have a look at Sarita's blog you will see that she very rarely uses designer papers and makes all her own.

This is my attempt !

I was afraid, very afraid ! I only had some navy ink and I didn't have any background stamps and then an idea sprang to mind that I had seen on a ProMarker/Copic tutorial on You Tube (I think !). I made my own papers from three ProMarker pens and I had all the right colours of these ! I made the stripey paper and stars with the colours cyan, lime green and indigo blue.

The shiny navy blue card and the lime green card are from The Papermillshop.

The image is from simonsaysstamp and a set called "Frogs Jumping for Joy" which has been coloured with ProMarkers.

The ribbon is from Poppicrafts.

The button and scrappers floss are from my stash.

The mini brads are by BasicGrey.

I cut the stars on my Cricut using George Basic Shapes and coloured these with the same colour ProMarkers and added some doodled holes and stitches to make them look like buttons.

You must have a look at my fellow DT member's creations - they are just stunning and sooo elegant - they put me to shame this week. Well done girls !

I am looking forward to seeing all your amazing creations for this great challenge.

Hope you have a great day and even better week ahead. See you soon !


  1. Hi Jo. I think your card is sensational. That was the most amazing idea to use Promarkers. What a clever girl you are! Love that little frog. Hope you have a great Mother's day.
    Sharon xx

  2. This is an absolutely wonderful card...the colors you used are great!

  3. delightful card and a lot of work done into it. Hope you are well and truly spoilt today. Kaza.x.

  4. Well done Jo! this is fabulous! great stripey paper and very innovative too! Love the frog and the star. This is such a bright and fun card! Hope you got your well deserved lie in!
    Judy x

  5. Now you really are clever - I thought the idea for the stripey paper was really inspired and the colours are so 'wow'! You don't think of using the pens in this way!! I love the little frog too, this is a perfect card Jo!
    Have a great Mother's Day and I promise I'll catch you later! xx

  6. WOW Jo - stunning and an what an original way of making your own designer paper. Love your elements and that little frog is so cute and looks so happy.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. Wow that's gorgous, the colours you used are fab on it.Denise x

  8. A lovely card Jo, your done a brilliant job creating your own background. Enjoy mothers day!

  9. Fabulous job with making you own paper and what a fun card.

  10. Good morning Jo, this card is fabulous hunny, im loving the cheeky image you've used and such great colours! have a great mothers day, hugs Lind ax

  11. Oh wow, this is stunning! I love how you've made the colours Sarita chose bright and zingy!
    Love, Georgia xx

  12. Hi Jo, my goodness you are definitely not put to shame this week, it's me at the bottom of the class, I really don't like how I coloured my image and think it makes the whole card look pants LOL! Your card on the other hand is fabulous, bright and cheerful, I love it! Inspired idea to make the paper using markers, brilliant! Such a cute image and the design and the star buttons you made are wonderful too. Hope you got a bit of a lie in at least, but I suspect you were woken by your girls with your pressie, that's so sweet. Hope you have a lovely Mother's day, hugs, Chris xxx

  13. Thank you for your lovely comment Jo.
    I really really love your card. Your stripey Promarker background is ingenius-I love it! Your card is wonderfuuly bright and funky too, just gorgeous,
    Love Sarita xx

  14. Cute card and colors are so vibrant !

  15. Brilliant paper Jo I love the promarker/copic stripes! Hugs Pascale :)

  16. That is a cute card love the colours.

  17. Fab work Jo! Love how you achieved your own patterned paper, your so cleaver I would never have thought of doing what you did! Fab image too and coloured beautifully!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  18. I just adore this, so bright and cheerful - that paper is fantastic you clever girl :) Kx

  19. wowww Jo,what a gorgeous card,l love the color.

    hugs Riet.x

  20. I have forgotten about this color combo, your gorgeous card made me remember how FABULOUS they are together. Way to go the card is fantastic.


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