5 April 2009

Colour Create Challenge 10 - Duck Egg Blue and Rose


Hi everyone and it's time for another Colour Create Challenge. Our colours this week are chosen by Judy and they're a lovely combination of Duck Egg Blue and Rose with an option of Stitching, real or faux. Thanks Judy, absolutely love these colours and faux stitching is one of my favourite things to do on my cards so I really enjoyed this one. Hope you can join in this week and if you need some inspiration pop over to the blog for some fantastic ideas from my lovely DT friends, they'll certainly make your eyes pop!

I chose some Cosmo Cricket paper as it seemed to be a perfect shade of the blue for the challenge and I stamped it with a Paper Artsy music score stamp and some Personal Impressions swirls in Tattered Rose distress ink, unfortunately it's quite subtle and I don't think it shows up too well in the photograph. I distressed the edges. added stickles to the swirls and attached to the card after putting in some eyelets (yes you read it correctly I finally managed to set some eyelets courtesy of the Silent Setter kindly given to me by my friend Sandra!), and attaching a little tag I made from an off cut of the pink card with some sheer ribbon. Added the big flowers which have been sponged with tattered rose distress ink, stickled and a candy gem placed in the centre. I used my digi image 'Elise prepares' and coloured her with markers and I've also stamped some more of the swirls in pink over her leotard and added stickles for some sparkle. She's cut out and mounted on glue gel. I did my faux stitching around the edges of the paper and the card with a pink sparkle gel pen. Hope you're having a great weekend. TFL. Chris x

35 comments:

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Chris,l love the colour.

hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is just so fabulous!
Love your sweet image and fantastic colouring!
Gorgeous paper and love your pretty detail!
hugs
kim x

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card Chris, wonderful drawing and colours! Fantastic distressing. Hope you're having a relaxing Sunday ♥ HuGs Kim x

Sharon said...

This is really beautiful Chris. The delicate swirls are so effective (yes I could see them). Such a beautiful image. The way you added the tag is superb. Love the delicate glittery effect.
Sharon xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

wow! This is just fabulous! I love how you have 3D your image. Looks amazing. Your sentiment is done so well. Just stunning my friend!!
Have a great day!
Judy xx

Rica said...

Fabulous Chris - love how you've treated your bp. Fabulously coloured image and I just love her red hair - fantastic.
hugs Heather xx

papercraftsbyrach said...

Hi Chris
wow this is a fantastic card, such beautiful colours and your image is so sweet, you really are so very talented. hugs rachxx

Larissa said...

What a sweetie Chris! The image of the girl is so cute and you coloured her perfect. I love the gitter you added to the swirls.
Have a good sunday!
Hugs,
Larissa

tracy said...

beautiful card chris the colours are gorgeous!
My little girl is hankering after your latest collection so I thought I would treat her this week with it being half term we can get more crafting in.
Tracy x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, she is just gorgeous and absolutely perfect for a little girl's card. I could have done with this one last week !

Hugs,

Jo x

mar1ene said...

Fabulous card, love it :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Wendy said...

lovely card Chris
Wendy x

Donna said...

Awww Chris this is such a sweet card and as always there is so much attention to detail, I have so got to get me a distressing tool for the edges of my papers I love the way you have done yours they look fantastic. Well done on setting some eyelets I'm well impressed lol! :) Donna x

Pascale said...

Your digi image is stunning Chris and I love how she pops off the page hugs Pascale

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the image and the colouring is beautiful. Yummy papers also. Hugs Michele x

Sarita said...

Your image is adorable Chris, reminds me of my little niece preparing for ballet!
Your sparkly background is gorgeous and I love how you've only used half of your flower to edge your card.
Absolutely stunning work Chris,
Love Sarita xx

Tab said...

OMG Chris, another stunning creation! Just love your adorable image, and what you have done with the flower is fabulous! Fab faux stitching too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Georgia said...

Hi Chris,
This is beautiful, I absolutely love it! The image is one of my favourites that I've seen of your collection and I like how you've halved the flower.
Love, Georgia xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, unusal colours but they do go together beautifully, youve made a lovely card with them, and the papers go really well with each other. I like the finishing touches to. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxx

Tara said...

Chris this is fabulous - another stunning image and the colours are really pretty! The sparkle you've added is the icing on the cake - love it!
Hope you've had a fab weekend away! xx

jacque4u2c said...

Just beautiful!

TaraG said...

Oh my Gosh, Chris, this is sooooo stunningly beautiful! Elise is such a fabulous image!!! Oh! I just adore her! Your colouring is so beautiful and I love how you stamped the flourishes on her leotard...fantastic!!!!
Such terrific details and a fab pic too I can really see all the fab glitter especially on her headband and slippers!!!
Just love it to bits!!!
Big Hugs,t

Tova said...

so lovely card, I love the flower on ther corner and the touch of glitter :-)

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, this is really artsy Chris, I love it! I love how you have used grey and pink together and brought out a shine on her hair. Love the added sparkle too, that pops it up a notch. Gorgeous use of a tag and ribbon and I love how you have a half flower too, that is really different and new!
I haven't chatted with you in ages and thought I'd stop by to say hello!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So pretty Chris, I love the image and all the touches of sparkle, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Joan said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and how you've used half flowers along the side!!

Joan Ervin said...

Hey, Chris!!! I haven't visited you in quite a while....you have been busy I see!!! All your cards are sooo gorgeous....just when I think I have seen your most beautiful creation, you make something even more spectacular!!! You are one of the most talented artists I know!!!!! I'll have to check out all your digital stamps and give one a try!!

Love to Doodle! said...

Stunningly beautiful...gorgeous details....all works superbly with the wonderful Elise...love the stickles and the flowers...xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow Chris this card is so beautiful and inspiring ,stunning image and colouring ,brilliant ,hugs Dawnxxx

Kim said...

Gorgeous, love those colours together...

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun another wonderful card and colour combination, I love your digi images and just wish I had the time to colour them up, have so much non blog work on at the moment that my blogging and stamping is really suffering
Hugs Hun
Jacqui x

IsaNorris said...

This is perfect !! the colours are gorgeous and the image so pretty
hugs,
isaxx

Sonia Kertznus said...

Thank you for your visiting my blog and for your sweet comment Chris... I am feeling much better now... HUGS...SK :)

Tasha said...

Such a beautiful card - the image is delightful
love tasha xx

rachel said...

lovely card!:)