1 February 2009

Colour Create - Challenge One

Hi everyone, my card for Colour Create where the first challenge is pink, green and brown with an option of butterflies. I hope you can join in and it's great that this challenge can be combined with any other challenges you want to enter. There's some fantastic inspiration from the talented DT and a lovely prize too.

I'm also entering my card for the Cuttlebug Challenge and a theme of distressing. For my image I've used a gorgeous Elzybells bear which I've coloured with distress inks and cut out with a nestabilities oval. The card layers are all Coredinations and also cut out with nestabilities, embossed with a flowers cuttlebug folder and sanded. The Elzybells bear and sentiment are stamped in Versafine Timber Brown and mounted over the brown card on dimension tape. To decorate I added the green ginham ribbon, Prima flowers with Doodlebug candy dot centres, some punched leaves and butterflies with a bit of stickles for sparkle. TFL.

Materials:
Image and Sentiment: Elzybells
Colouring and Stamping: Versafine Timber Brown, Ranger Distress Inks in scattered straw, tea dye, walnut stain, shabby shutters, black, worn lipstick, fired brick.
Card: Coredinations card in chocolate, lime and bright pink
Embellishment: Green ginham ribbon, Prima flowers, Doodlebug Candydots, Nestabilities scalloped and plain ovals and Labels one, Cuttlebug flowers embossing folder, Woodware leaf and butterfly punches, sandpaper, Stardust stickles, edge distresser, dimension tape

Chris x

46 comments:

cats whiskers said...

best of luck with the new challenge hun, I am going to have a go at this one. What a lovely card you have given us to feast our eyes on. I love that bear and the lovely rich colours you have used.
Have a good Sunday dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Sarita said...

Really beautiful Chris,
Fantastic layout and the image and sentiment are lovely,
Love Sarita xx

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh, wow!!! This beautiful card is a delightful garden of teddy bear hugs:o) I love your layout, and the way you used your Nesties Labels 1 die...how very creative...of course, you are the Queen of Creativity;o) This card is sure to brighten any day and sure to spread a ton of smiles!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Sharon said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Amazing colouring on the stamp and a fabulous layout. Great placement of the butterflies and flowers. Just gorgeous!
Sharon xx

Rica said...

Brilliant card Chris - love it, especially the balance of colours and what a fantastic sentiment.
hugs Heather xx

Tab said...

Awww Chris love the card! You have made a absolutley fabby job. Adore the image, so cute and your colouring is beautiful!
Hugs Tab xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Chris this is absolutely gorgeous hunny. I adore the colour combination here and the lovely elzybels image. Hugs Linda x

Rach said...

fabulous card Chris, love that sweet teddy bear, your sentiment is perfect..hug srachxx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

What a beauty. I love this little bear, he is so cute and you have coloured him beautifully as usual. What a fabby sentiment too.

Take care teamy !

Hugs,

Jo x

Poppy said...

love the card gorgeous colouring,off to have a look at challenge.
poppy

Wendy said...

Lovely card, great sentiment
Wendy x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris, lovely, bright vibrant colours you have used :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris this is so fabulous!
Such a cute bear and so beautifully coloured. Love how you have layered him. Gorgeous papers and that ginham ribbon just gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Pascale said...

Ahh this is beautiful I love it all! Pascale :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Chris, luv the colours you have used, n all the embelishments, sue.x

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Chris, wonderful colouring as always of the cutie image, great layout and embellishments, the little butterflies are so sweet!
Joanne x

Georgia said...

Wow Chris! This is fantastic! I love how you've laid this card out and I love the sentiment!
Hope you've had a nice weekend,
Hugs, Georgia x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Wow Chris, I just adore this card and the sweet image and sentiment, Gorgeous colouring as always and wonderful details, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Heike said...

Wow, Chris i'm speechless as always, love your coloring and the wonderful colors. The sweet Details are gorgeous.......

Hugs
Heike

Heike said...

Wow, Chris i'm speechless as always. Love your coloring and the all the sweet Details......

Hugs
Heike

Tara said...

This is beautiful Chris, I love the bear and how you've coloured him! You've really brought the colours to life and the little butterflies are just the perfect touch!
Thanks so much for being a part of the team! xx

Sue said...

this is a stunner Chris,your colours are so beautiful ...i love it:)

sue
xx

Katy said...

Fab card, love the bright colours, the image and sentiment are lovely :)

xx

Sandra said...

Oh Chris how gorgeous is this,stunning in everyway...perfectly coloured image,beautiful colour scheme,just the right embelishments,"LOVE IT!".
All the best with the new Challenge Blog,
Take care
San x

Faye said...

Chris, this is adorable. Love your design.

Bev said...

Fan-blooming-tastic! Wowzers Chris is just absoltuely stunning!!

hugs Bev x

Sharon said...

Another stunning card Chris. I love the strong shades you've chosen and the layout of your card is fab.

Steph said...

Your originality makes me a bit jealous - it's so refreshing to visit your page & see such unique & gorgeous projects xxx

TaraG said...

Oh Chris, this card is sooooooo beautiful and I love that you only used cardstock, yum-o CoreDinations cardstock, love all the embossing & sanding! The image is so sweet and your colouring, well you know how I feel about your colouring, breathtaking, as usual!!!!
Big Hugs,t
Oh, the wee butterflies are darling...love 'em!!!

Meda said...

Smiles your way!
Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Helen said...

CUte card - love that stamp!
Helen x

Love to Doodle! said...

Beautiful...stunning....gorgeous - love it! xx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

wow - these colors are so bright and vibrant, and still so warm. I LOVE how you have the bow and flowers positioned!!

fairywings said...

What a stunning card. The colours are fabulous.

debby4000 said...

What a gorgeous card and fabulous colours.

Taniaj said...

Love the coolours and the card, Must have a go Tx

Mrs J said...

So sweet Chris! Thanks for taking part this week at Cuttlebug Challenges!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Dawn said...

So stunning m'lady!
Beautiful...

Emma said...

Stunning...love the colours and the cute bear.
Emma x

Alison said...

A fantastic card Chris, love everything about it. Thanks for joining in the Cuttlebug Challenge.

Larissa said...

Great card! Love the big gingham bow. The effect of the coredinations paper looks really great!

Hugs,
Larissa

Lea L. said...

Loving your card design, and that fabulous green gingham ribbon you used!! Super great job with the distressing challenge too! Fabulous card!

~Lea

Maggie said...

luv the gorgeous colours and the details..
Maggie
You will be featured on http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
on 2/5/o9

Nicky said...

Love your card, its stunning

Captain Scrappy said...

This is just beautiful! I absolutely love it! :)

Phree said...

Wow this is fab, the colours are so rich. Love the sentiment and the cute teddy.