Thursday, 27 August 2009

Colour Create Challenge

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A huge thank you to all those brave crafters who undertook last week's challenge at Colour Create ! It was a hard colour combo last week, wasn't it ? Never mind ! We have an easier one for you this week.

Our very talented DT member Chris has chosen the colour combo of ruby, cream and gold with the optional extra of gems.

The very first thing that sprang into my mind when I saw this colour combo was of course Christmas and I really, really wanted to to do something other than Christmas. I already had my Christmas box down from doing another DT card that had the theme "Christmas" and opening that box again after a year was like opening a new Christmas pressie ! The pull to use all those scrummy goodies was too much so here is my Christmas card !!!!

The base card is cream 12x12 from the Papermillshop.

The DP's are BasicGrey "Wassail".

The image is Anya and she has been coloured with ProMarkers. I also added some pearls for her buttons.

Colours : Skin - Ivory, blush and E01 Copic. Hair - sandstone, cinnamon and henna. Clothes - ruby.

If you click on the picture you will see an enlargement and you will see that for the background of the image, I masked Anya and stamped some Studio G snowflakes in watermark Versafine and then clear embossed them. I then rubbed over some Brilliance gold ink. I did the same with the label which is actually cream card with embossing and gold ink.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer.

Anya has been layered and matted on Core'dinations red card and gold card from my stash.

The gold braid and red ribbon is from my stash.

The diamond gems are also from my stash.
The other fantastically talented ladies that I work with have done a marvellous job again this week (when do they ever not ?!) and you would be crazy not to admire their work.


  1. Jo this is just gorgeous.I love this Anya..she looks fab and I just love the sentiment with the tag! Great great card!
    Hugs Judy xx

  2. Gorgeous, loving the colours and of course Miss Anya!

  3. Fabulous hun !! soooooo christmassy it brings the song 'baby its cold outside' to mind evertime i see it, i think its sexy Anya!! lol!

    Love it!

    Hugs Di xxxx

  4. Hey Jo, FABULOUSLY done card!!!! (is that a word?) I love the sentiment on the tag like that. WONDERFUL insirpation sweetie.
    hugs, janny

  5. Hey Miss Jo! Your cards always amaze me. I just love this one! The papers are great and the way you used that gold ribbon around it is so perfect. Love this card! Hugs, Dena

  6. Adorable Jo! Love that image and the colors work perfectly!

    Hugs, Kelly

  7. Fantastic card Jo. The image and sentiment are perfect together. Brilliant use of the tag and such gorgeous papers too. Love it.
    Sharon xx

  8. wow what a stunning card Jo, I love the paper and that sentiment is gorgeous
    Mina xxx

  9. Fabulous card, Jo.
    Anya is just beautiful, love the sentiment on the tag, gorgeous papers too. The gems on her coat are a perfect touch!

    Karen x

  10. Hi Jo - fab card, had to laugh about the Christmas - had to fight to stay away from it myself.
    Love your Wassail papers and Anya looks so cosy in her red and furry outfit ..........perfect sentiment.
    hugs Heather xx

  11. This is so awesome Jo! I love the paper choices! The sentiment is so perfect. And of course, your coloring is amazing (As always) - I am so envious of your talent!


  12. Oh thats just the cutest and so beautiful and rich
    hugs June xxx

  13. Gorgeous Jo, just love the tag. Been a bit behind on me blog hopping! Useless me :) Hope you have a lovely bank hol weekend. Kim

  14. Hi Jo,
    LOVE your card! The image is gorgeous and the colours look fab together!
    While I'm here, I thought I'd let you know about a new challenge blog starting soon. It's called Crafty Calendar Challenge and there's a DT Call going on there at the moment! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  15. Oh this is gorgeous Jo ;-) I love the image and the background looks fantastic ( yes I did enlarge the piccy :-))
    Love the colour combo and the sentiment is just perfect ,,, brrr ;-)

    p.s have you seen my blog ??? I am sooo excited ,,, Martine is a gem :-)

  16. What a beautiful card Jo,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  17. A gorgeous card Jo! Love Miss Anya!


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