Thursday, March 24, 2011

Colour Create Challenge #66 - Pastels

Today I am back with Colour Create's Challenge #66 which is to use pastels with the option of adding an Easter theme. Here is the Inspiration picture:
24 March - Challenge 66 - Janiel
And the fantastic sponsor is Crafts and Me:
At first I thought - pastels - no worries! How wrong I was! It is so tempting to add a touch of bright ink or ribbon, but I had to restrain myself. Anyway here is my card:

I chose My Basket of Eggs stamp set from My Favorite Things. I used watercoloured my girl on watercolour paper and die cut two clouds. Behind these I used some pastel paper from my stash and then matted the panel on Bashful Blue cardstock. These layers were then machine stitched to add some texture. I finished this section off by adding some die cut grass and popping everything up on dimensionals.

The background was stamped with A Little Argyle stamp set in Certainly Celery ink and finished off with some pink twine and some pearls. This layer was also stitched and then all the layers were added to my white card base. I stamped the sentiment from My Basket of Eggs set in Bashful Blue ink and then cut it to form a banner.

I would also like to enter this card in Amber's Craft and Stuff Challenge - Use Die Cuts. There are some very clever entries in this challenge!

I have to apologise that I haven't finished the inside - this is something I NEVER leave unfinished, but I have been chasing my tail all week and have been trying hard to catch up and get this card finished. Anyway I hope you like it - I love the way it turned out. Be sure to pop on over to the Colour Create blog to see what everyone has designed - their cards are gorgeous!!

Back soon

Stamps: My Basket of Eggs (MFT); A Little Argyle (PTI)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, watercolour paper (SU); Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride (SU)
Accessories: Cloud Die cut (PTI); grass die cut, pink bakers twine (MFT); pastel designer paper; pearl strip (Kaisercraft); Stampin Up markers, aqua painters, dimensionals (SU)


  1. What a fantastic card Kerry:-))
    Adorable image and your layout is gorgeous!!

  2. This is so soft and pretty Kerry! I love the way you've done the clouds - they look great. Such a cute image too :)

    Sharon x

  3. This is so charming and sweet. I love the soft feel of the pastel colors.

  4. Hi Kerry. I just stopped by via the Colour Create Challenge blog where I spotted this little beauty. I love, love, love how you have done the clouds! The little girl looks so sweet in her water colour pastels against the hand stamped argyle and your pearl and twine trim is so pretty. Fabby stitching too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  5. I'd like to invite you to enter this precious card in the challenge at


  6. Hio kerry
    I just love this, the simplicity is just too hard for me to do, i love how you have done the clouds and the grass etc STUNNING and refreshing!!
    Hugs Di xxx

  7. I love how your card turned out. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

    Design Team -

  8. Ooooh, I love this. It's just beautiful!

    Thanks for joining Challenge #2 at Amber's Crafts & Stuff!


  9. HI Kerry - this is such a wonderful make!! Love these images and your cloud design is inspired!! Fabulous card, Juliexx