Sunday 26 April 2009

Colour Create Challenge # 13

This week on the Colour Create Challenge Blog it was my turn to come up with a colour combo and theme, not as easy as it sounds ! I knew that I for one love making cards for those difficult males in our lives as I love the rich, warm colours you tend to go for when making male cards but I was afraid the other DT members might not like me anymore with my suggestion ! Anyway, after persuading myself that it is a challenge blog after all, I gave my suggestion to Tara and luckily, it looks like the rest of the DT have enjoyed the challenge ! You should see their creations, they are fantastic and really give loads and loads of inspiration for male cards that you need to make.

So, here are my colours, brown, orange and green and the optional extra is "for a male".

(Isn't this little chap just the cutest ?!).

Here is my card for this week:

The base card is green Bazzill.

The brown DP is BasicGrey Archaic (the inspiration for my colour theme as I just love this collection of papers and elements by BasicGrey). I added some doodled stitching to it.

The checked DP is Dovecraft Abstract Prints which I won in Judy's blog candy.

The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp, Home Grown Boys "A Boy's Best Friend" which I also won in Judy's blog candy (wasn't I a lucky girl ?). This cutey chap has been coloured with ProMarkers. Mustard and sandstone (hair), ivory and blush (skin), pumpkin and sandstone (top), moss (top), umber and burnt sienna (shorts), umber (shoes), warm grey 2 (dog), cool grey 2 (outlines). I also chalked the background with brown and green and added a border stamp with copper Brilliance ink. I matted the image onto gold card.

The raffia ribbon is from Hobbycraft and the twill ribbon is from my local market (fantastic for men's cards and very, very cheap !).

The button is from my stash.

The tags are a Sizzix die and the sentiment is computer generated and I have attached these with some green cord.

The brads are from my stash and I believe they may be old Papermania ones and the colours were a perfect match to these papers.

I do hope you like my card and colour combo and of course the theme ! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and hope you will be brave and make something for those chaps in our lives.

Have a great Sunday and I will see you back here on Wednesday for Simon Says Challenge - yes, 2 weeks have gone by already !


  1. Wowww Jo,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Great card Jo!! I am so gald the candy has been useful!! I love the image and the papers look fab. the brads and raffia rae the perfect touch for that male card! greatr job! Hugs
    Judy xx

  3. Hi Jo. Your card is brilliant! I adore the image,it's such a sweetie. The layout and papers are perfect for the men. Thanks for giving us such a great challenge with those wonderful colours and optional extra - I really enjoyed it.
    Sharon xx

  4. Lovely card Jo, brilliant layout and colour combo - might have a little go myself. Kaza. xxx

  5. Hi again Jo, I loved your challenge choice and I do quite like making boys/mens cards and also the yummy colours you picked, they're gorgeous. Your card is a delight, the new stamp you won is so sweet and your colouring and design are perfect. I did like the photo you found for the challenge too, it's so cute. Hope you have a lovely Sunday. Hugs, Chris xx

  6. I like that color combo...autumn colors are my favorite; so comforting. Nice job coloring your image!

  7. Fab card, love the colours this week :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. OOooh hun just love your fabby card! Awesome papers and image and thank you so much for giving us this divine challenge, I love doing my card so much!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  9. Fantastic card Jo - love that gorgeously coloured image - he's delightful. Fab papers and your elements are perfect for a male card.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Jo I love your card and I was really inspired by the theme and you made me use a stamp set I have not released yet LOL!!


  11. What an amazing card, I love it. These are my favourite colours too and it's a great idea for a card for those men in our lives

  12. oh this is stunning jo hun, loving the colours that you have chosen for this weeks challenge :), and your image is coloured beautifully :)



  13. Hello you! I've been like a bear with a sore head all day (I know it was my own fault, lol) and now I feel a bit more human again!
    So much to say about your card Jo, I love it! The image is so gorgeous and beautifully coloured and I really like the border stamp you've used. The checked paper is scrummy and I love the rows of brads too! A superb male card and thank you so much for challenging us with the theme, it was great fun! xx

  14. gorgeous card, I so love this stamps and hes great to colour isnt he...great papers too xxx

  15. A gorgeous card Jo, the image is adorable and the colours are fab..good choice! I love the fab papers too ideal for a boys card. Debbie x


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