Another colour challenge was put up by Colour Inkspiration and the colours were rich and vibrant.
(Sorry about the screen shot)
Turquoise and red makes for a very interesting combination - Pinterest was full of inspration. It seems to be a popular wedding colour theme.
My first card was inspired by a photo I had seen of a walkway in Portugal where they have the gap between the buildings filled with open parasols of bright colours and painted the park benches bright colours too.
I used some of the Brights and Subtles Designer Series paper and made rosettes, using a different design on each.
To make the rosette, cut strips of paper and fold concertina style. When all folded, join the ends together and push into shape. I like to glue mine to a small card circle so they hold their shape.
Before adding them to my card, I stamped the sunburst from the retiring Kinda Eclectic stamp set onto the card. I then added the rosettes and their centres along with a sentiment.
This was a fun card - just like the parasol street in Portugal!
While I was flicking through ideas, I saw a photo of a wintery night. It seemed to be taken through a foggy window softening the scene of snow laden branches with buds of colour popping through.
I knew immediately what I was going to do for my next card!
I used the swirl from the Falling Flowers stamp set and white embossed it onto white card.
Then I sponged on the colour, leaving a white "spotlight" effect in the centre, graduating out to the darkness. The red in the challenge was perfect for the buds popping through and added a nice focal point.
Colour challenges are great to get your creative juices going. I often start with one of these when my Craft group gets together. It is fun to see the different ideas that come from the one colour palette.
Try it out and see how you go!