Thursday 18 June 2009

Colour Create Challenge # 20 - Strawberry, Raspberry, Kiwi, Tangerine and Blackberry

Wow, have we really done 20 of these challenges already ? Where does the time go ?

Thank you all so much for your kind words. I am feeling a lot better now although still very sore and I have to sort through my wardrobe every morning trying to find something comfy that isn't going to rub, ooooh ! I look a right mess, good job I'm not off somewhere exotic on holiday. My DH likens me to a crispy duck - doesn't he just say the sweetest things ?!!!

This week on Colour Create we are getting all fruity - oooh errr missus !!!!

Tara sums it up extremely well (she is so good with words !!) :

"So when I was sitting having a think about a theme and some colours for this week's challenge I realised that the Wimbledon tennis tournament is about to start in the UK. Anyone who sits glued to this like me will know that it conjurs up thoughts of eating strawberries and cream or drinking Pimms and lemonade packed with summer fruits....... or even better both, lol! So that's the inspiration for our challenge - fruits. Choose ANY THREE of the following colours; Strawberry, Raspberry, Kiwi, Tangerine and Blackberry. We'd hate to think that you couldn't play along because you don't have quite the right shades of these colours, so a little bit of artistic licence is just fine.......... I suppose we're talking Red, Pink, Green, Orange and Black really, but don't they sound scrummy when you give them fruity names?!

Here is a picture to help you out a bit..........

And now for the optional extra...... we're staying with the fruit theme for this one, so we would like you to incorporate fruits somewhere into your design, be it the papers, the image, the embellishments or the sentiment. Please remember that this isn't compulsory though and that you may combine our challenge with any other you feel like entering ;o)"

So, there you go ! Here is my card :

The base card is black Bazzill

The DP's are October Afternoon "Cherry Hill". Tara and I had to have a laugh about this. I had made up my card and just needed to stick the image in place as I was waiting for the distress ink and glossy accents to dry and couldn't believe it when I saw that I had used not only the same colours but also the same DP's as Tara !!

I used a Fiskars border punch on the apple paper.

The image is a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers stamp called "An Apple a Day". I painted the image with distress inks and added glossy accents to the apples.

The ribbon, button and jute are from my stash and the flowers are white prima flowers one of which has been glimmer misted green.

The DT's creations are amazing again this week and we have all chosen different fruits so hop on over and have a look for some good inspiration.

Take care and have a great, fruity Thursday !


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Jo, so fruity. Hope you are doing well this week. Kimx

  2. Gorgeous card Jo :-) I love this image and the way you coloured the apples is fantastic !! Love the matching DP too ! Perfect everything :-)

    Lorraine x x
    keep slapping on the creams,,,,hey ! mabe you should book yourself into a heath spa for a deep mousurising massage !! :-) That'll teach hubby for calling you a crispy duck lol :-)

  3. Mmmmmmmm, I love crispy duck, hee hee!
    Oh I so love your card Jo - everything just seems to fit perfectly together and the extra touch of putting glossy accents on the apples is so inspired!!
    Take care my friend and keeping rubbing in that aftersun!! xx

  4. Gorgeous, fabulous image and wonderful papers. Do love hubbies they say the nicest things!!!!

  5. Love this card, Made me smile sooo cute. I love the way you have painted it really pro. Glad your feeling better.
    Hugs Di xxx

  6. Beautiful. Love the mouse. The glossy accents is just the right touch.

  7. Fabulous card hun, adore this sweet image one of my faves! Great take on on the challenge!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  8. Love your fruity card Jo
    Hope your sunburn is improving
    Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi Jo,
    I love your card! I really like the apple paper and the cute image! I also love the flower, it looks so pretty! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  10. Okay, there's so much I love about this card. I love the layout, the glossy apples, and the DP. I really like how you painted the Prima flower. Never thought about doing that before so I will have to try that out. And I love your use of the distress painting. I just bought my first Distress ink pad and need to figure out the best technique. Anyway, your card is fantastic and I really appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving such *sweet* comments! Hope you're feeling better.

  11. Wonderful card Jo and so beautifully coloured, great fruity creation, hope you are well HuGs Kim :)

  12. This is a gorgeous card jo, i love how you have coloured the apples :), and the paper you have chose to match the image is brilliant, love it :)

    Hope you are well darlin



  13. This is stunning! love the apples
    fiona x

  14. such a beautiful card these house mouse images are just soooo cute, love the scrummy papers xxx

  15. it has taken me days to get onto your blog...i love this little bunny Jo he is just ssssoooo cute and the colouring on the apples is incredible it looks like you could really eat them xxx

  16. This is just stunning Jo. I adore the image and it is all coloured to perfection.
    Gorgeous work Jo,
    Love Sarita xx


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