Thursday, April 7, 2011

Colour Create Challenge #68 Black, Pink and White

Hello, I am back with this Colour Create's fortnightly challenge and this week the challenge is to use pink, black & white with the optional extra - tulle. Here is the inspirational pic:
7 April - Challenge 68 - Julie
The sponsor for this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking.
I have to admit that I found this card a lot more challenging than I first thought it would be. Pink and black are a favourite colour scheme of mine, but I just had trouble converting the idea in my head onto paper and the photos don't show the colours at their best either. Anyway here is my card:
I have been itching to ink up my Up,Up and Away set for weeks now and decided this would be the perfect challenge as I wanted to use them on acetate. So for my card base I used some Clearly Creative Cardstock from Papertrey ink and I used some designer paper along the bottom of my card front.  I wrapped some lace around the join and threaded it through a Sweet Blush button, adding my tag with sentiment.  I stamped the base of the three balloons directly onto my acetate with Stazon Jet Black ink and pierced a hole either side of the basket tops, threading through some pink bakers twine. My three balloons were stamped in Versamark, then Tuxedo black ink and finally clear embossed. I popped them up on dimensionals to give a little pop.
The inside of the card was kept very simple by adding some designer paper under my sentiment and mounting this on Sweet Blush cardstock. To hide the back of the balloons and designer paper, I simply stamped three more balloons and adhered them on the inside to cover the dimensionals. I also did the same with the designer paper. Unfortunately I didn't have any tulle, so I had to opt for lace instead, but make sure you check the other designers' creations out as they have done an awesome jobadding their tulle. Remember to link your card to the blog to be in the running to win this week's prize. All the details are over at the Colour Create blog.

Stamps: Up, Up and Away (PTI)
Cardstock: Clearly Creative Cardstock, Sweet Blush, Stampers Select White (PTI); Tie The Knot DP (Bella)
Ink: Jet Black (Stazon); Tuxedo Black (Memento) Blushing Bride (SU); Versamark
Accessories: dimensionals, clear embossing powder (SU); lace (Kaisercraft); Sweet Blush button (PTI); Tiny Tags die set (Cuttlebug); pink striped bakers twine (MFT)


  1. Kerry this is so lovely! I love how you tied the crochet ribbon through the button to hang your tag! Fab take on the challenge!

    I'm just sitting here patiently waiting for my PTI order to arrive. It should be here today! I spent the voucher I got for my birthday from Keesh on some fun new goodies so I can't wait to rip open that box! lol


  2. Kerry, you are just TOO clever!! I really love the balloons in black, and love all the pretty touches you've added. The lace, button and tag are gorgeous. Great, great card!

  3. This is gorgeous! Kerry, LOVE how you use the bolloons with the black and pink color combination the black and white pattern paper works so well the pattern each on the bolloons have on top in just amazing.

  4. Absolutley a fabolous designed card:-))
    Love the details and the way you made them.
    Have a nice day.

  5. Wow Kerry, this is awesome hun, great take on the challenge, love the striking look of your card, hugs Liz xx

  6. Simply STUNNING Kerry. The stamps, papers and embellishments are just perfect. I adore that sentiment too. Beautiful use of acetate too.
    Sharon xx

  7. Hi Kerry
    WOW! this is awesome! love your ideas, i have never used acetate too tricky, you have done this perfectly!
    Hugs Di xxxx

  8. Hi Kerry, WOW love the way you've used the acetate! The effect you've created looks amazing :) Gorgeous card.

    Sharon x

  9. Hi Kerry, oh you did a fabulous job interpreting the pic!! Love the acetate - it looks so professional, I haven't used it as it scares me!! Awesome card, and design!! Hugs, Juliexx