22 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge 4


Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a great weekend and are ready for another Colour Create Challenge! This week the theme is pink and grey with an option of cute and cuddly. I hope you can join in this week, there's fantastic inspiration from my DT friends and it's a lovely combination of colours to try.

My image is a cute House Mouse design, not sure if mice are cuddly but I think they're as cute as can be! I stamped it with versafine ink in Smokey grey directly onto the pink card blank, I was thinking about the pink Financial Times, perhaps his shares have gone up?!!! So that I could colour the mouse which I didn't want to be bright pink, I bleached out the mouse part of the design, just using ordinary bleach undiluted and a cotton bud to blend it gently over the image. Not too much bleach is needed as the bleaching effect continues to take out the colour after you've finished blending the area and as it soaks into the card so it's best to be sparing and go over it again if needed rather than soaking. This card took a couple of applications to get the pink out of the card and I left it for a few minutes then coloured the image with markers and drew around the eye with a black fineliner and white gel pen to bring it back to life. The top border of grey card is punched with the MS Doily punch (again!) which I've wrapped with pink polka dot ribbon and then attached to the blank. The sentiment is handwritten and sponged a little black ink around the edges of the card blank. TFL. Chris

47 comments:

Tasha said...

Wowzer what a beautiful card - it's fantastic
love tasha xx

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness Chris this is incredible. I would have never thought of this. Such a great color combo. Love this HM image. I have not seen this before. Super job...

PatR said...

Thank you for your kind comments left on my blog for last weeks challenge. I'll be back later with this weeks. Great card by the way, I love the colours
love Pat x

Sue said...

Aww Chris
he is sooo cute i luv em, gorgeous hun luv it, sue.x

Louby said...

Oh he's just lovely Chris, great idea with the bleach, not so sure I could be so brave though - I'm lethal with the stuff around the house...lol
Louby x

Trace Dee said...

This card is fabulus I just love it

love

Tracey

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

And finally another beautiful card Chris!! i just adore the house mouse images. Like you im not sure they are necessarily cuddily, not actually tried cuddling one, strangely enough?!?!? however they look adorable, and this card is just fabulous, as always. Have a great sunday hun. Hugs Linda x

Wendy said...

So cute
Wendy x

Jilli said...

I just love this card! What a cute HM image, your colouring is just perfect! Absolutely gorgeous! Jillix

Karen said...

Beautiful card Chris. That little mouse is gorjus.

Love Karen xxx

mueppi said...

Wow.... Chris
what a lovely card and pretty colours!
Have a nice sunday!
Hugs Gisela

Rach said...

a fabulous card Chris the way that you have done the image is so effective your mouse is popping right off of the card. gorgeous hun.xxx

Sharon said...

This is fab Chris. How clever (and brave) to use bleach. The result is stunning. I love the idea that the little mouse is looking up his stocks and shares in the FT - that was great inspiration for the card.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Sharon xx

Tab said...

Oh Chris, you are one amazingly talented lady! What a fabby idea with the bleaching, the results are just fabulous and so inspirational. I just love the image, and if the Financial Times were to be printed in Pink, I may consider buying it LOL.....now there's a thought LOL!
Hugs and Mwahs
Tab xxx

Poppy said...

lovely card.
poppy

Georgia said...

Amazing card! I love the shape and the colouring of the mouse is fantastic! It looks so 3D like it has real fur! Such a sweet image. I love it!
Love, Georgia xx

Katy said...

Fab card Chris!! Such a cute ickle mouse :)

xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I love that beautiful pink spotty ribbon. Stunning as always. Lainy x

Riet said...

what a gorgeous creation Chris.

hugs Riet.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is fantastic!
I love your image and your design with that gorgeous border looks brilliant.
You are one brave old badger with that bleach!
hugs
kim x

han1173 said...

Gorgeous card Chris as always. Hope you are well hugs han xx

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

You know it's a great card when I'm sitting here with a huge grin on my face!

Just Adorable!!!!!
Love the colors as well!

Cheers,

Dorothy

Dawn said...

Hiya Chris

Wow this is just soo cute and well you know I love them mice!!!

Beautiful ribbon!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Eisbärin said...

Oh my, this is so gorgeous and adorable! I love housemouse images and the layout is fab!
Have to do a bit of blog catching up, so sorry I can't comment on all your beautiful creations at the moment. Having trouble with school admission and until it's sorted crafting and blogging have to take a backseat. But I diid want to say hi!
Love, Alex

Steph said...

Love what you've done with the mouse & the paper - really effective, I couldn't stop looking at it! Sounds like a lot of work but defo worth it - excellent job! x

Michele said...

Lovely card Chris, brilliant idea with the newspaper, at least he's not looking too depressed reading about the credit crunch!

Michele
x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is wonderful! I love it..so fantastic to stamp straight onto the cardstcok and the mouse is coloured wonderfully. Your image takes centre stage. Great job!
Judy x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Chris this is adorable and such wonderful colouring thanks for the bleaching hints and tips
Hugs Jacqui x

Tara said...

I wondered how you had created the image effects, this is so clever and thanks for the explanation! The card is amazing amd looks fabulous in that hot pink colour! xx

Bubbles said...

Woderful card Chris, the image is gorgeous love how you have stamped directly onto the card and how you have coloured the mouse!! The spotty ribbon is beautiful.
Joanne x

Helen said...

Fab card! Love the layout!
Helen x

Rica said...

Fantastic Chris - love what you've done with the image - it's brilliant. I keep meaning to try the bleacking process (and the soot stamping) but never seem to get around to it, but after seeing what you've done it's found it's way to the top of my list.
hugs Heather xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh just fabulous Chris and the bleaching was a great idea and teh image turned out fabulous, one cute design, Hugs, Nikki x

CraftyC said...

OMG, its stunning Chris, that stamp is adorable!
Clairexx

Joan said...

The house mice are definitely cuddly and cute!!!! What an incredible job you did colouring this little guy. Fantastic card.

Phree said...

Fab card, such a cute image, coloured to perfection and that huge bold bow is just perfect.

Terrie B x said...

Chris your card is `gorgeous`...
I love the colour pallette..
beautiful..TFS:)~X~

Taniaj said...

Love the card & the colours Chris will have to get my thinking hat on Tx

Janet said...

Wow! fabulous.....love the colours.The image has been coloured beautifuly too.x

All Pink girl said...

So much gorgeous ness ,i love it ,fab colours ,image and detail ,hugs Dawnxxx

jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW!!!! That is the best looking house mouse I have ever seen!!! I absolutely love this!!

Sandra said...

Wow! Chris I love this card (I love it.... but I don't want to marry it ;o)
That bleaching effect works so well. I've never tried it. Not sure if I trust myself with bleach... Ha ha.
I managed to make my colour create card this week and used one of my old wooden backed stamps, are't you proud of me ;o)
Hugs
Sandra xx

Mary said...

Wow Chris,
This is just beautiful. I just love your work and look forward to seeing your blog.

Gillian said...

A beautiful card Chris, love what you have done with the mouse, he looks so fluffy, I'd give him a cuddle! I have not tried the bleaching technique yet, might give it a go.

Gill x

Donna said...

This is such a cute image Chris and I love vibrant pink on this card, its gorgoeus :) Donna x

Sue said...

oh wow this is stunning Chris,i love the simplicity of this card and the lush ribbon sets it off perfectly:)

sue
xx

Julie said...

Amazing - and what a great technique! Thanks so much for the explanation. Another thing to try out at some stage! Juliex