1 March 2009

Colour Create Challenge 5 Brown and Blue

Hi everyone and here we are already on week five of the Colour Create challenge! There's fantastic inspiration to be found on the blog from my super talented design team friends and also it's brilliant to welcome the lovely and very talented Kim from Kim's cards. I'm so happy that you're able to join us Kim and looking forward to working with you on the challenges.

This week the colours are brown and blue with an option of lace and pearls. I didn't have any real lace and have used a lace punch for this element. I've used my 'Vicky' image, soon to be available which is marker coloured and her dress stickled for a bit of sparkle. The background paper is BasicGrey Granola and I've die cut the sentiment from brown fun foam. The ruffled pale blue strip aka paper chenille was found featured on a blog and is really easy to make. Once again I'm afraid I don't have a link to the tutorial, I'm sure I do save them but I think I need to rename them for easier finding. In the tutorial I saw that the papers were stitched together on a sewing machine but I just glued mine and it worked fine. I cut three strips of mulberry type paper of the same size, glued them one on top of the other with a thin line of glue and then to the punched strip of brown cordinations card. When the papers had dried I cut snips along all the edges then ruffled them up a bit to create the effect. I added some blue pearls to decorate and a little sponging around the edges of the image. TFL. Hope you're all having a good weekend. Chris

32 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning Chris - this is so awesome - so many different elements to really set it off.

Dawn said...

Chris she looks real. I just love her stockings. That type of stocking is all the rave here. Really great job.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Chris, this is such a gorgeous card, i just love the colours, im into blue at the moment, not sure why. I love the image too and the way you've made your own lace is awesome! Hope your having a lovely weekend. Its been a nice bright weekend here, today is colder, but still nice. Hope to get some crafting done this morning. Have a good day, hugs Linda x

Janet said...

Oooo Chris, your new images are just beautiful!! Love the card too.X

Larissa said...

HI Chris

Great card! Your colouring is as always very lovely! I love what you did with the blue paper, looks so festive!

Have a good sunday!
Hugs,
Larissa

Alison said...

Wow Chris this is fabulous and Vicky is adorable. Love it. Thank you for my pressie :)

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Chris.

hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

Scrummy card Chris and such a beautiful ruffle, I love the image and the colours on this card :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is stunning!
Love your beautiful image and supurb colouring. Those eyes do it for me every time!
Love your added detail!
Thank you so much for your lovely welcome you are so kind!
hugs
kim x

Rica said...

Gorgeous Chris. Love these new digi-images - they're fabulous. Great glittering - she's definitely a Party Girl.
Superb colours and layout.
hugs Heather xx

Tab said...

ooooh Chris, what a fabby image, its truly amazing! Can't wait for these to be realised. Love your card and how you have grouped all the elements together, looks de-lish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Karen said...

Stunning card Chris. Love that image.

Love Karen xxx

Sharon said...

I need that dress!!! What a fantastic image. This is an awesome card Chris. The ruffled trim you made is amazing. You're such a clever girl! Love it.
Sharon xx

cats whiskers said...

Awesome dear, I just love that image I need that dress. Cannot wait foryou to upload it. What a fabulous idea for the feathery look with the mulberry paper you are so inventive dear
Hugs jacqui x

Maria Matter said...

Hi Chris!
What a fun card, with the glitter and ruffle! Thanks for explaining the ruffle sounds easy enough...really adds a festive touch! Love this color combo too!
Blessings, Maria

TaraG said...

Oh, super duper stunning, Chirs! I just adore, Vicky! she is a real doll, hun! I love Manga/Anime and I'm soooooo loving, Vicky!!! You are so super talented, Chris!!! WOW!!!
Love the colour combo this week, the papers you picked and the paper chenille is brilliant! Will have to try that and glad to know that it works with glue cuz my sewing isn't that good,smile!
Big Hugs,t

fairywings said...

Your card is beautiful. I love this image and she is coloured beautifully. The ruffle is a great idea.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgoeus card, love you new image and the papers and the ruffle strip look fab.
Lyndsey xx

Sue said...

Oh Chris what a gorgeous card, she is stunning, luv the fuffle, luv it, sue.x

Bev said...

OMG!! I'm off to buy this image RIGHT NOW! Chris it's sensation honey and what a brilliant card too. I suppose it helps that your colouring is beyond superb lol. xx

Taniaj said...

Love the card Chris please don't forget some boy images too :). Vicky & Elise are just super.
Tx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Vicky is adorable Chris and I just love her gorgeous big eyes and her sparkly dress, Fabulous card and love the texture, Hugs, Nikki x

Vee said...

Oh Chris this is fantastic I love the big eyes on this image and the hair. Must have a go at the ruffle thanks for sharing. I have left an award for you on my blog.
xx Vee

Risa Malieta W. said...

Your card is very pretty and your coloring is outstanding!
hugs
Risa:)

Tara said...

Fantastic card Chris, another stunning image and I love the ruffled paper border, so different! xx

tiggertastic said...

wow this is fantastic, i love the use of the 2 colours and the image is every so pretty your colouring skills are amazing

Sarah x

Dawn said...

Hiya Chris
This is just fantastic.
your images are great - I love their faces.
The paper ruffle is stunning - so different and inspiring.

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Sandra said...

Awe, Vicky looks adorable on this card. She is so sweet and coloured to perfection!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Ila said...

So Beautiful!! the image is Gorgeous and colored to perfection!...love the mulberry paper too...great idea!!..Hugs, Ila

Helen said...

Fab card! Love the ruffle!
Helen x

mycardz said...

WOW, your coloring is so awesome...the hair again! Very nicely done. And I love the stickles you added... the dress looks like it has sequins on it. AWESOME!!

Kim said...

Chris, I have just bought Vicky and love her! She is going to be so versatile. I have coloured her in already in a pink/black goth theme but not made her into card yet but have linked you to my blog. Kim x