Skip to main content

Another colour challenge


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!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - CASEing Jessica Taylor

This week we are CASEing Jessica Taylor - number 118 globally!!!  Wow!!
Looking at her blog I can see why.  It is full of amazing information to help you get started, try new techniques and full of inspiration.
There was plenty to choose from to CASE  - I was spoilt for choice but I loved the look of this collection using a retired Sale-a-bration set.

I updated the look with the new Animal Outing set from the new catalogue (coming very soon!!!)

This set has some very cute animal images - the only one I didn't use was the Giraffe.


The Kangaroo has a little Koala in it's pouch - very cute and a nice tribute to us stampers down under!  I decided, as he had the little arm (?) sticking out, it was just right to hold a sign. I used the Petal passion paper as it has many black and white papers to choose from, and this reminded me of jungle vines.
The Rhino, not often thought as a cute, is just that, especially with the little bird perched on his horn.  The embossing folder reminded me of an…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Patsy Waggoner

This week we are CASEing Patsy Waggoner.
We had to pick a card of hers and Copy and Selectively Edit it. 
It was such a joy to look through her blog (http://www.stampstodiefor.com/patstamps/) and Pinterest page - I was left with plenty of choices.
I picked this one:


I was taken by the colours initially and the white space.
I wanted to make a card with the same use of white space and colours that popped.

Here's what I did with this in mind......


I used the new First Frost from the upcoming Holiday catalogue. This set is gorgeous! Instead of diecuts tucked behind the white panel I stamped in Versamark. The contrast between the colours Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody really pop.

I love the watercolour look of the stamps.  The sentiment is from the Friendly Expression stamp set - don't you love that font! 
I added a sprig die cut from vellum to add some texture.

You can try this for yourself in any number of colour combination.
You can use any stamps you have on hand, or you can get the new F…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Linda Cullen

We are blog hopping with Linda Cullen today!! 
I found plenty of inspiration over at her blog - https://www.craftystampin.com/blog/

She has so many posts of beautiful projects I found it hard to just stick to one to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit)! So I did three!!!

The first one I saw, the colours just popped from the card. 



I changed up the colours, using two of the new colours - Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green and the base is Sea Foam.  The embossing folder I used was Lovely Floral.  This is a dynamic folder, meaning it makes a nice deep impression and can be used Emboss or Deboss (upside down) - this is how I used it.

I used the Botanical Bliss stamp set for the flowers, vines and sentiment which were all heat embossed in white.

I loved all the elements in this next card - the patterned paper, the embossing and the matching stamps.



I turned mine 90 degrees and, even though I was all ready to add an emboss image, I ended up leaving it off.  It could do with a couple of Glitter enam…