30 April 2009

Our Creative Corner - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone, my card today is for Our Creative Corner where the challenge this week is to use your favourite colours. I've gone for burgandy and cream for this card and used my shoe image soon to be available in the digi shop. The image is watercoloured with distress inks and a bit of marker colour too and there's lots of gold and copper stickles for the encrusted jewels over the front of the shoe. I've borrowed the Bette Midler quote which Sarita used on her fabulous shoe card for CC a couple of weeks ago and which I loved and used the background stamp that she inspired me to buy together with an Elzybells flower stamp but I've used versamark to stamp instead of ink Thanks for the great inspiration Sarita and I hope you don't mind me borrowing your idea? :) I've layered up the image on BasicGrey Wisteria paper and Canson burgundy card, the bottom layer I've punched with an MS lattice arch punch. To finish I added the sentiment, pc generated and printed on Safmat, a May Arts ribbon, gem and gold and copper stickles.

The Robin Tales (thanks Jo :D )
The fledgings must have all gone from the nest as Mrs. Robin is very busy building a new one!!!! Appears we've got to go through all this again! I've been reading up about Robins and it seems they can have five or six clutches in a season, yikes, looks like we're not going to have our garden to ourselves all summer!

41 comments:

IsaNorris said...

This is truly STUNNING !!!! Beautiful work
hugs,
isax

Tonya said...

This is one GORGEOUS card!!

suemon said...

Wow love your fav colour, the card is 'stunning'.
hugs
Sue

Kathy said...

WOW Chris your coloring in this card is just stunning!! WOW!!!
That gold just dazzles. Gorgeous colors and that sentiment is perfect!! WOW just love this!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow! This card just stopped me in my tracks. Although I am not much of a shoe person(much to my shoe-aholic daughter's dismay) I found this card just stunning! Absolutely perfecto!

jacque4u2c said...

Just precious!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

wow, wow, wow!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I want that shoe!!!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Chris, sorry about your robins! this card is simply stunning what an absolutely gorgeous shoe image, looking forward to buying it! hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather we are lucky enough to be having right now! hugs Linda x

Julie said...

Chris, This card is absolutely gorgeous. That shoe looks like its leaping out of the card, it looks like you card pick it up.

Julie x

The Crafty Snouter said...

OMG this is just divine.... I love it. Your colouring is just fantastic... such a beautiful elegant card.
Sue x

Sandra said...

Morning Chris....WOW what an amazing card,i'm loving that shoe another one on my wish list...you are so talented Chris...your colouring is to die for!such a beautiful colour scheme "love it".

Love to see the robins when i get them in the garden...they usually nest in next doors garden and feed in ours...must like our food but not the accomodation...lol.

Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Chris this is stunningly beautiful!
Such beautiful colouring and your shoe is fantastic!
Love your beautiful colour and great sentiment!
So glad the robins are now ok but hope this time there are no dramas!
hugs
kim x

Jane Carroll said...

sensational card, your shading on the watercolouring is fantastic!

How about doing a tutorial for us??

Hugs Jane x

Julie said...

Just fabulous! fantastic colouring, a gorgeous card

debby4000 said...

WOW stunning card, that shoe looks wonderful.
luv
Debby

Karen said...

STUNNING ! Love the colours.

The Magnolia card below is gorjus too !

Loev Karen xxx

Poppy said...

wow would love some shoes like that, its gorgeous.
poppy

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Rach said...

wowzers Chris, this is an amazing card, so stunning.. i love your shoe,, i would love a pair of shoes like that..your colouring is amazing.. wow, i'm blown away.. thank you for sharing your fabulous talent, and for being such an inspiration. hugs rachxx

Cass said...

Stunning card Chris.Your image is gorgeous.Love the rich colours,and your background is fab.
Cass xxx

Gillian said...

I love this card Chris your colouring is wonderful and I can't wait for the digi image.

Gill x

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful and unusual card, love the colours youve chosen they are stunning, like the quote to as I am very fond of Bette Midler. love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

June Houck said...

This is one of the most gorgeous cards I have EVER seen. Of course I am partial to reds (my favorite color) and anything elegant :)

Kate's Makes said...

I'm another person stopped in their tracks by this card - i sat at the screen with my mouth open! Your colouring is AMAZING it looks like a painting! Is your background in art?? Kate

Donna said...

Fantastic card Chris and so beautifully coloured, your shoe looks like satin its so clever the way you have coloured it in :) Donna x

Georgia said...

Wow - this is superb! I love all your cards but this has to be one of my favourites! The image looks like it's been painted by a professional artist! The sentiment is really nice too!
Love, Georgia xx :)

Tara said...

I'm only going to use one word for this card Chris........ STUNNING! I don't need to add anymore, except to say that you've blown me away!! xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Chris, love your beautiful coloring and the pretty papers. Hugs Nikki x

deifen said...

Hi Chris!
The colouring is this card is simply AMAZING -it looks so real and the glitter adds a real touch of glamour!You really have a gift-were you always into painting?
Hugs
Dei xx
p.s thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

Vee said...

Beautiful card Chris I love the shoe and the gorgeous colours you've used. It's really rich looking.
xx Vee

Stamping Mutt said...

Fabulous card, Chris! I love the shoes and the BLING! Burgundy is one of my favorite colors too.

Hugs, Alma =)

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Ummmm this looks like a work of heart. I LOVE this Chris. What a beautiful way to use your image. Great bling. Super job. I bet you miss the robins. I am surprised they have so many "flocks". I didn't know that. Hugs.

Crafting Joanne said...

Utterly stunning Chris, so beautiful and gorgeous rich colours. Can't wait for the release of the image.

Joanne x

Beth Norman said...

There is something very magical about the way you painted your shoe. It looks like Cinderella's slipper. Very impressive.

Di said...

Oh my god this is just gorgeous!!!

DI xxxxx

Sarita said...

This is AMAZING Chris!! I absolutely love it. Your shoe is just so so stunning and I adore the BG papers too.
I'm so flattered you gained some inspiration from my card, I think it's a great quote.
This is one gorgeous card Chris, and such sumptuous colours too-Fantastic work,
Love Sarita xx

TaraG said...

OMG!!!!! Chris, this is the most insanely gorgeous, unbelievably beautiful, mouth-gaping-open, eyes-popping-out, out-of-this-universe, magnificent card I have seen!!!! and I totally mean every word,hun!!! Oh, I have a friend with a serious shoe addiction and this would be the perfect card for her....absolutely LOVE it!
Hugs,t

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, mouth and eyes wide open ! Stunning, simply stunning - what more can I say ?

So glad to hear the robins are doing OK although sounds like you might have to give up your garden to them this year !!!

Hugs,

Jo x

Bev said...

OMW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have goosebumps just looking at this card sweetie - this has to be your best one EVER!!!! Totally out of this world. Be still my beating heart!!! xxx

Dawn said...

Wow what an absolute stunner - such an opulent card - I loved that shoe!!

hugs
Dawn
xx

Tasha said...

Wow what an amazing card - the image is so wonderful and the quote is precious. Love the rich colours and fab paper you have used
love tasha xx