Thursday 16 July 2009

Colour Create Challenge # 23

Good morning everyone !

It feels so good to be back with the girls at Colour Create. It seemed such a long time seeing as we have gone fortnightly and I had to unfortunately miss the last challenge. Well, here we all are with a brand new challenge for you for the next fortnight.

We also have two pieces of fantastic news.

The first is that we are welcoming into our fold a new DT member. Please welcome Janiel from Scrappyjan designs ! Janiel is an amazing, talented lady and it will be an absolute pleasure working with her. Welcome to the team Janiel !

The other piece of good news is that we have a whole bunch of sponsors lined up offering some fantastic prizes to you all ! We are pleased to introduce Simon Says Stamp as a regular sponsor of Colour Create and Heidi has this week given us a credit voucher of $25 with free P&P for you ! Thank you so much Heidi !

Now onto this week's challenge.

The colour combo this week is blue and white and the optional extra is "vintage"

Here is my card :

The DP's are K and Company which I have distressed with an edge distresser and added antique linen distress ink.

The image is a Stamp n' Stor Art Stamp called "Victorian Woman" which I have stamped in Smokey Grey Versafine ink. I stuck the image to a piece of chipboard and when I added the crackle accents, as it started to dry and crack, it lifted the image off the chipboard. At first I was horrified and tried to stick it back down but then I thought it added to the vintage look so I inked the edges with antique linen distress ink ! I love the effect of the crackle accents.

The butterfly is a grungeboard butterfly which I heated embossed with a swirl and white embossing powder. I inked it up with weathered wood and faded jeans distress inks and added the pale blue pearls.

The flowers are all from Hobbycraft which I tied into a bunch with a piece of lace.

We look forward to seeing your creations. Please hop over and see the rest of the DT's amazing projects this week, you will be so pleased you did !

Have a great day and thank you for your visit and for all your lovely, lovely comments.



  1. Oooooh fabulous card Jo and yummy paper! I adore the crackled effect on your image too - you've got vintage just right with this one, love it!!!
    Have a lovely day my friend ;o) xxx

  2. What an absolutely stunning piece of work! Love the vintage and the crackle effect!


  3. what a beautiful vintage card. I love butterfly and the crackled image.

  4. Beautiful card Jo!!Stunning work!:)

    Hugs, Tímea

  5. OH I love this card!!!! Love the crackle effect on that yummy image!!! Beautiful!!!! Thanks for the warm welcome.. janny

  6. This is beautiful Jo. I love your crackled image and that butterfly is just lovely.


  7. Gorgeous card Jo :-) I love the crackled image and the curling on the edge looks fab !! You couldn't have planned that better ;-)

    Hope your day has been lovely :-)
    Lorraine x x

  8. This is lovely Jo i love the way you have distressed/crackle glazed the image, a real vintage feel!

    Hugs Di xxx

  9. Oh Jo your card is beautiful, the image is divine and you have totally ROCKED the challenge!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  10. gorgeous card Jo, I love the fantastic vintage feel to it and the crackled glaze is perfect for it...beautiful
    Mina xxx

  11. What a gorgeous vintage card! I love your crackle technique it fits so perfectly with the vintage style. Love those flowers too! Hugs, Dena

  12. this is beautiful hunni, i adore the crackle accents too, every time i use it it curls up the edges, probably because i add so much crackle accent to it hehe i beleive in generous helpings of the stuff lol

    hope you are keeping well hun

    speak soon



  13. Jo, your card is awesome! I have fallen in love with the crackle glaze you've used as it adds the perfect finish to the vintage image. A brilliant vintage card.
    Sharon xx

  14. Hi ya Jo, your card is absolutely beautiful, I think you've got the vintage look to perfection in every way! Love the stamp, it's so beautiful and what you did with it and the crackle accents is superb. Your happy accident, I agree, just adds to the effect, it looks just like one of those Victorian miniature paintings. Hope you're well and having a good weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

  15. Gorgeous card Jo, I love the crackled image, it's such a fab idea! I also love the little flowers, they are so pretty! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  16. Just beautiful Jo. Love the crackle accents - what a fabulous vintage finish they've given that lovely image. Beautiful papers, distressing and details.
    hugs Heather xx

  17. Love your distressing and the crackling is great, I will have to try this accident of yours one day as it looks beautiful Great papers and love the pearls.


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