22 March 2009

Colour Create Challenge 8 - Navy, Turquoise and Lime

Morning everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all the blogging Mum's out there in the UK where we celebrate at the beginning of spring. I hope you'll have a lovely day and good amount of spoiling! Colour Create Challenge day today and challenge number eight is a lovely colour combination of Navy, Turquoise and Lime chosen by my extremely talented DT friend Sarita who makes the most amazing and beautiful cards. The option Sarita chose is no designer paper as she mainly stamps her backgrounds with the prettiest of background stamps. I really enjoyed using this technique so thanks Sarita for a great challenge. I hope you can join in this week and there's some fantastic inspiration from my design team friends for ideas on how to interpret the challenge.

The image is by Alota Rubber Stamps and is water coloured with distress inks and decorated with stickles so it's very sparkly IRL! The card base of a dark turquoise card is stamped using some Stempelglede scroll stamps and navy ink. The layer over the card blank is made from white card stamped with a flower stamp and versamark ink which has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder, sponged all over the paper with faded jeans and broken china distress inks and then the embossing ironed off to reveal the white paper under the stamped flowers. The flowers are then coloured with lime green sparkle gel pen. I've used this method again on the lime paper layer and added the ribbon and green gem to finish. TFL. Chris x


Tara said...

Wonderful card Chris - there are so many techniques rolled into one. Your stamping is so pretty and has really encouraged me to stamp backgrounds with tiny stamps!
I love what you've done with the image too, the background you've created looks amazing. I had a go at this but my attempt was nothing like yours so I'll leave it to the expert! xx

Rica said...

Such a simply layout and so effective and such brilliant stamping. Love how you've used the colours and that image is just adorable.
hugs Heather xx

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Chris and a great background. Have a lovely Mothers Day and hope it went well yesterday!

Georgia said...

This is briliant Chris! I love the little green flowers on the background and the colouring is fantastic. I love it!
Love, Georgia xx

Donna said...

Wow Chris this is such a scrummy card I and love the border you have created it sounds like a lot of work went into it, beautiful little image and the ribbon is really lush. Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day :) Donna x

Sarita said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Chris. Your card is just beautiful and I love the amazing techniques you have used to create your background.
Really inspiring Chris, I love it,
Love Sarita xx

Wendy said...

Love the colours Chris, great card
Wendy x

Sharon said...

This is superb Chris. The borders are so effective and I really love the background - what great techniques. I must say that the background you did behind the image blew me away - stunning.
Sharon xx

Karen said...

Stunning card Chris. The colours and that image are gorjus.

Love Karen xxx


Oh wow Chris this is such a gorgeous card hunny, what gorgeous colours together, and such a fabulous image. Thank you for sharing, hope you are having a fabulous Mothers Day, hugs Linda x

Sandra said...

hello my Sweet ;o) HaPpY mOtHeR's DaY!!!! Hope you are taking it easy and being spoiled rotten.
What a great card. fantabulous use for an Iron (? huh? Will have to ask DH what one of those is... ;o)and such a sweet image too. Am more confident to try out your distress ink technique after the amazing demo you gave yesterday at The Craft Barn. Enjoy your day!
Sandra xx

jacque4u2c said...

Love the riche colors you choose - just stunning!

Sue from Oregon said...

Too cute...the colors are yummy!

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Chris,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Kristen said...

Chris your are the sweetest!!! I so appreciate you coming by my blog and making such nice and encouraging comments. I feel like a heel because I haven't been commenting like I should be doing on all my favorite blogs. But your cards are always amazing and gorgeous! I am always inspired by your creations and your digi-stamps are awesome! What a talent to make such lovely images!

The card in this post is wonderful! I love that color scheme. I never thought to use navy and turquoise and lime green. I feel the need to make something with that color combo. It may be one of my new favorites. Thanks for the inspiration!

{{{HUGS}}} to you! Kristen

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is so fabulous!
Love your sweet image and that background is just stunning! Love your fabulous technique and your design is wonderful!
Such a brilliant creation!
kim x

pinky said...

Wow such a lot of work has went into this card, and it certainly shows! Beautiful.

TaraG said...

WOWZERS!!! Chris this is magnificent! What a talent you are to make your own gorgeous, yummy, stunning background paper! I absolutely love it! This image is adorable and I of course love your signature colouring technique...brilliant!!!!

Joan said...

Love your card - the colours are fabulous. I'm going to have to try them out myself.

jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a gorgeous color combo - I love all the layers and how amazing that this started out as a white card! Beautiful!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh I love the colours Chris and great inspiration, Gorgeous colouring of this cute Alota girl, Have a great week, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Karin said...

Stunnig card Chris.
Love your colouring and beautifull coloured papers.

xoxo Karin

Karen said...

Stunning, just beautiful Not colours that I would even know where to start with, such inspiration.

Have a great week.

Karen x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun you really are the technique Queen in my book, and this card shows them all off to perfection love it. Never apologise to me for not visiting dear I can be the worlds worse blogger but do fid it hard o keep up everyday.
Hope you had a good day yesterday dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

What are you talking about, your card is simply stunning. I love the fun image you have used and she is coloured beautifully as always. I love your background - very inspiring and clever.

Have a great week,


Jo x

Tab said...

Fab card Chris! Just love how you achieved the background, your so clever! Image is fab and coloured to perfection!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mina said...

I so love this gorgeous card Chris...love the speckled background you made....beautiful xxx

Dawn said...

Hiya Chris
Well this is just amazing - you know what I think about your colouring - nuff said!!!LOL


fishlips said...

This is so elegant looking the color is just amazes me....what a totally unique card this is!!!!

Tasha said...

Oh what a beautiful card - its really great and the colour is fab
love tasha xx

Steph said...

This is so cute. I love that image and it's a great colour combo too x

Biscuitlid said...

Oooh scrummy, so much effort and time has gone into your card. The image is adorable too


Paula said...

What a stunning card great colour's.
Paula xxxx

Emma said...

Gorgeous card...the colours and image are fantastic.
Emma x

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