Thursday, February 16, 2012

Colour Create Challenge #90

It's time for this fortnight's new Colour Create Challenge and again I was stuck with the colour combo - lilac, blue, kraft and white chosen by the lovely Sabrina:

16 February - Challenge 90 - Sabrina  -   Lilac, Blue, Kraft, & White

The optional extra is to add a handmade paper charm. Once I decided to keep my card nice and simple, the colours just seemed to work:

For this card I used a new digi stamp - Wryn Blooms from Tiddly Inks. I have admired these images for a while now, so couldn't resist buying one and will definately be getting more! I first created my sentiment on the computer and added my image before printing it out. I coloured her with Copics and tied some baker's twine around the bottom of my white and kraft layers. I created my handmade charm using a flower from Beautiful Blooms II stamped in plum ink and hand cut it. I pierced a hole attached it with a jump ring to my bow. Finally I added some silver rhinestones to all my flowers.

On the inside I created another computer generated sentiment and stamped the same flower image from Beautiful Blooms II in plum and Baja Breeze ink. This was  matted on some more Kraft cardstock.

The girls on the team have come up with some lovely creations so be sure to take a look over at Colour Create and enter your card while  you're there!

Stamps: Wryn Blooms (Tiddly Inks); Beautiful Blooms II(PTI)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU); Sweet Plum (Memento)
Accessories: silver rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Copic markers; jump ring; chocolate bakers twine (MFT)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Colour Create #89 - White, Light Brown and Dark Brown

Back again with Colour Create's Challenge #89. Shanna has challenged us to use the colours white or cream, light brown and dark brown with the optional extra challenge of adding hearts to your creation. Here is her inspiration pic:

2 February - Challenge 89 - Shanna White or Cream, Light Brown, Dark Brown

I originally felt very challenged by these colours but then when I received my new Houndstooth background stamp from Hero Arts I knew exactly how to use them.

I used white for my card base and then cut another smaller white layer which I stamped with my Houndstooth stamp in Early Espresso ink.  I then decided to try out a new technique which I found over on Gayatri's blog here. She inspired me to create my own heart embossing plate. I punched out some small hearts from some shrink plastic and then adhered them on to some cardstock with double sided tape in a neat pattern. This then became my embossing plate and I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a small piece of white cardstock which is shown layered on top of my houndstooth layer. I punched out some more hearts from Kraft cardstock which I coated in Glossy Accents and then added to the bottom of my white layer. A very thin strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock was added above the hearts and then I used two separate sentiments from two stamp sets to create my sentiment on this card. I used Wishing You from Heartfelt Basics and Love from Daily Design Sentiments. These were stamped in Early Espresso ink. Finally I added a small strip of white pearls underneath my sentiment to finish it off.

On the inside of my card I stamped another combination of sentiments from Heartfelt Basics in Early Espresso ink.I layered another strip of stamped Houndstooth background along the bottom with a Chocolate Chip strip above. Two more Kraft hearts finished with Glossy Accents were added along this strip.

I had lots of fun experimenting with new techniques on this card and did I mention how much I LOVE that Houndstooth stamp?? Its fantastic and I will be using this one a lot!! Now make sure you hop over to the Colour Create blog to enter this fortnight's challenge and check out the girls' cards - they're gorgeous!!

Stamps: Heartfelt Basics, Daily Design Sentiments (PTI); Houndstooth background (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Kraft (PTI); Chocolate Chip (SU)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: white pearls (Kaisercraft); Glossy Accents (Ranger); heart punch (SU); shrink plastic