26 April 2009

Colour Create Challenge 13

Hi everyone and today it's Colour Create Challenge 13 and a lovely colour choice by my lovely DT friend Jo of Green, Orange and Brown with an option of a male card. I hope you can join us again this week and when you pop over to the blog you'll find some brilliant inspiration from my lovely DT friends to get you going.

For the second week running I had a disaster with my CC card, last week I spilled coffee over it and had to remake and this week I forgot about the option and had a girl character!!! Hopefully next week will be better. I've used a little Hanglar boy and he's watercoloured and cut out. The card blank layers and the trees are all cut on the Cricut and then embossed with various CB embossing folders. I've also done some sponging over the embossing in places and over the trees for shading. The paper roses were part of a pressie from my lovely BG buddy Tara, I've seen them around in blogland but these are the first I've had, might have to get some more ;D they're so pretty, thanks T x. 

Haven't seen the baby robin today but the parents are still in and out of the shrubs where it was last seen, hope it's ok. I got told off by both parents today for going up the garden, who's garden is this?!!! The most difficult thing is keeping the dog away, he's so nosey and remembers that he last saw the cat near the nest and wants to investigate! Well have a lovely Sunday. TFL. Chris x


Wendy said...

Wow this is a stunning card Chris
Wendy x

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a beautiful card and creation,l love the stamp and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Karen said...

Gorjus card Chris. Love that shape and such scrummy colours.
Love the BG card below too.

Love Karen xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Morning Chris your card is just absolutely beautiful!
Love your fabulous shape and your image is so gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Love your trees and those flowers are perfect!
Hope those robins stay ok I know what you mean about your dog mine would be just the same.
kim x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

What a stunning card and a nifty piece of work cganging it to a boy! How clever you are!! Your colouring is WOW!! and the design and layout are just fantastic...so original. I love it!
Judy xx

Mrs J said...

OMG Chris, this is absolutely amazing!!! I am in awe of how you can colour an image as perfectly as this, truly breathtaking! Such a gorgeous card too, I may even have to find the time to join in with this challenge myself this week! Thanks for such incredible inspiration!
Hugs Mrs Jx
P.S. Hope your package has arrived from the U.S.A.?!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow Chris, your card is just amazing - I adore it ! I love all the shapes you have used and as usual, your colouring is just perfection. I am sorry about your disasters and hopefully next week will be better.

Thank you so much for your kind words - it means so much to me.

Loving the tales of the Robins !

Have a great week,


Jo x

Sharon said...

Sensational card Chris. Your colouring is the best around! This one is awesome. Love all the details on this card and the way everything combines so well together.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

This is simply stunning. The interest in the shading is wonderful and the whole composition is fab! You might have guessed that I love it!

Anonymous said...

oh wowzers chris, this is stunning, such fantastic colours and well beautiful. hugs rachx

Sarita said...

Hi Chris,
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog.
I wasn't able to join in the CC challenge this week because of being ill and work.
Your male card is just fab, love the circular design and it's just put together perfectly.
Great work Chris, and hope your little baby robins are OK,
Love Sarita xx

Tab said...

Oh Chris, super delish card hun! Love this little gardener HS image, so sweet! Adore the shape of your card and of course I love your fab colouring too!

My Mr and Mrs Robin have vacanted my garden :o(. Not sure why, loved having! Hope you get on alright with your new tenants, how sweet!
Hugs Tab xxx

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

your work is just awesome!
put you in my favs :)
thanks for your kind words on my blog...come back anytime :)

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Oh Chris this is amazing. Despite your little mishaps you have created a masterpiece. Great job on being inspired. I love your coloring. This image is adorable. I really like those flowers. May need to get some. Super job.

TaraG said...

Oh this card is fantastic, Chris! Love the shape of it and your wee guy there is adorable...your colouring is magnificent...love the trees cut on too!!! That is fab I should do that with my Silhouette...you are such great inspiration,smile!
I am glad you could use those paper roses!!! They look smashing on this card! The perfect colour!!!

Rica said...

STUNNING !!! Love it Chris, fabulous colours and gorgeous little scene you've created for the little Hanglar BOY!! (lol).
hugs Heather xx

Tara said...

Sorry you had more troubles Chris, lol! Anyway some of us got the privilege of seeing two cards for the price of one!!
I love what you've done with your Cricut machine and I really want one now - guess I'll have to be especially good for Father C this year ;o)
Fabulous use of the colours and the embossing and shading look stunning! xx

Sandra said...

This card is great Chris, well rescued regards the option! Those flowers do look scrummy on it. Love the way you have painted the little Hanglar boy. Looks like you are really having fun with your Cricut!
Sandra xx

Nannieflash said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris, the colours really make it stunning. Love and hugs Shirleyxxx

CraftyTracy said...

I love the shape of your card and the colouring is just amazing.


Donna said...

Fantastic card Chris and one of my fav shaped cards too! Love the little scene you have created and the flowers are the perfect embellies :) Donna x

Littleted62 said...

What a wonderful card! There's so much going on, I see something new every time I look at it, but it all works together brilliantly. Nicki, xx.

Cass said...

Stunning card Chris.Love the shape and colours.Your little boy is coloured fantastically.I must admit I love roses.I get mine from a wholesale florists here.
Cass xxx

jenny said...

Love this card Chris! Lovely scene you've created and your colouring is stunning as always xx


Risa said...

What a beautiful card! I love the unique round shape of your card and the color combo and image are fantastic! Great job!!!

Tova said...

very original !

cats whiskers said...

Oh This is stunning I love that image, and the colours and layout are perfect, fabulous shaped card hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Fairywings said...

Chris this is a "wow" card. I love the colours and the layout is terrific. I love all those pretty little Roses round the edges. Just perfect.

megastamper said...

oh really lovely and so wonderful in colours. looks so pretty and cute.
hugs, bea

CraftyC said...

Wow Chris, gorgeous card and your wqter colouring is fantastic. I get my rosebuds from http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/epages/Store3_Shop2280.sf

Tasha said...

Wow Chris - a truely stunning card
love tasha xx

Kathy said...

Wow Chris I just adore this card!! That color combo is not one of my favorites but your creation is just fabulous!! Love the image and all your details!!
Have a great day :)Kathy

Ruth said...

A very cute little card, Ruth

Georgia said...

Ooooh, this is so fab Chris! I love the shape of the card and the tree idea is brilliant!
I love it! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Dawn said...

Wowee I love this - it's just so beautiful!


Beth Norman said...

Wow, I'm the 34th person to say I love your card. The circle is very interesting, and of course I love the orange!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card again Chris...love the colour combo on this one and i think i've got to get me a cricut if it's only to be able to do these cards...lol,
Take care
San x

June Houck said...

That rosebud trim is so sweet! I love your triple use of the MS doily border punch. And your coloring is beautiful...love the shading!

stephanne said...

This card is altogether fantastic. All of your embossing and color layering has paid off because the image is just leaping off the paper. Beautiful. All of the elements are so very complimentary and I love the little flowers, you should go get more for sure because you've done them justice. Too cute.
Enjoy your weekend,