Thursday 8 October 2009

Colour Create Challenge

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Good morning and what a beautiful one it is too. Makes such a change from the last two days where I have been soaked through to me undies on each and every school run - not a pretty sight I can assure you !!

Moving away from that awful thought we have another challenge for you on the Colour Create Challenge Blog . This week's colour combo was chosen by the wonderful Janny and she chose red, yellow, black and white and the optional extra is checks and flowers.

Now I don't know why but for the past few challenges the colour combos have been screaming things at me and this time it was black and white checks. I just couldn't think beyond black and white checks !

I made the black and white check background myself by colouring all the squares with a black ProMarker. I did contemplate weaving the background as Sharon did but gave this up as a bad job after a few attempts !

I cut the red and yellow circles on my Cricut and embossed them all with my Cuttlebug and arranged the yellow circles so it looked like a big flower.

The image is Hippie Anya from The Greetings Farm and she has been coloured with ProMarkers.

The flowers are Hero Arts flowers which were originally white until I coloured them with ProMarkers. The brads were also dark blue until I attacked them with a black ProMarker - so useful these pens, can you tell how much I love em ?!!

"Groovy" was computer generated and I cut the letters out and stick them on !

This week's challenge is being sponsored by our one and only wonderful Chris, Sketching Stamper - thank's Chris !

We look forward to seeing your creations for this fortnight's challenge.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you leave. Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine !


  1. This card is so fun! Thanks for the explanation on the flower; your embossing is perfect with the b&w background. All your fussy cutting for "groovy" was worth the end result. Cute card :)

  2. Fabulous card, Jo
    The image is adorable, love your design and the checker background looks amazing!

    Karen x

  3. Jo your card is so bright and fun. Love that perfect colored image. The design of the card is perfect for all of your hand painted checks. ARE YOU NUTS!!! lol... worth the effert!! LOVE your card!!
    hugs, janiel

  4. Fabulous Jo i thought you had weaved too! really clever card its great!!

    Hugs DI xxxx

  5. Wow! This card is beautifull!
    Everything is perfect together!

    XXX Kim

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  7. I love this groovy card Jo! The colours worked perfectly with Groovy Anya!

    Awesome as always!

  8. Brilliant card, love the sweet image and fab groovy colours.

  9. Fantastic card Jo, fabulous embossing and I just love your layout, as for that background, OMG have you got some patience.
    Love that fabulous funky Anya.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. This is brilliant Jo, I love this fab image and the 'groovy' sentiment goes perfectly! I love your layout! :)
    Have a nice weekend.
    Love, Georgia xx

  11. I just love this bright and funky card Jo, it's a fantastic use of the colours for this challenge. Everything about it says early 70s to me, you've got everything perfect for that sweet image. Mmmmmm the 70s, I remember them only too well, oh dear :D. Hugs, Chris xxx


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