17 May 2009

Colour Create Challenge 16


Hi everyone, hope your weekend is going well. Time for another Colour Create Challenge where this week we have a gorgeous combo of Sky Blue, Tan and Ecru with an option of glitter/gloss/glaze chosen by our lovely Kim. Thanks Kim, I really enjoyed this one, I think these are my new fave colours even though it was touch and go if I had any paper that matched the colours but the lovely BG Wisteria came to the rescue. I love glitter, can't seem to make a card without it so this one was perfect for me. Hope you can join us this week and there's some fantastic inspiration from the girls to get you going with these lovely colours.
For my project this week I've decorated a ring bound canvas covered sketch book. I tore a piece of BG Wisteria paper and glued it bottom left and top right of the cover, sanded it around the edges and then painted around and over it in places with Antique Linen crackle distress paint. When the paint was dry and cracked I sponged over with distress inks in tea dye and vintage photo stain and rubbed off again with kitchen paper to bring the linen colour back again. The letters were cut on the cricut, glued to the book and stamped over the top with a text stamp and the same inks, also stamped the text over the rest of the book at an angle. All the letters are outlined with a blue sparkle gel pan and then I've dabbed Distress Stickles glue in vintage photo randomly over everything and dabbed off more in some places than others. To finish off I added some gems and pearls and all the ribbons to the ring binder with some bead trim and paper roses. TFL and enjoy your Sunday. Chris x


24 comments:

deifen said...

Wow Chris-thats truly a work of art-must have taken ages to make but well worth it!
Dei x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous book Chris, love the colour combo and the vintage feel to it. Happy Sunday
Clairex

Michelle said...

Chris this is a wonderful creation, perfectly balanced papers, paint and ribbons - WOW.
x Michelle

Karen said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING !

Love Karen xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous little book Chris, love the distressed look and all those pretty ribbons and beautiful papers. Hugs Nikki x

Wendy said...

Lovely Chris
Wendy x

Tara said...

Fabulous looking book Chris and I think the tied ribbons look amazing. Your crackle paint and glitter effects look stunning too - only trouble is the book's just too nice to use now. Still I suppose you could just sit and stroke it, lol! xx

Riet said...

What a beatiful creation Chris,l love the colour and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Georgia said...

Wow, this is brilliant, what a great idea!
I love the ribbon effect and the distressed look.
It's gorgeous! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Rica said...

Beautiful Chris - I just love it and what a work of art - it must have taken forever to complete. The ribbons and roses are stunning.
hugs Heather xx

strawberry fields said...

Chris this is just so beautiful...what an original idea! I love the ribbons you've used. The colours are wonderful
Fiona xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Chris this is sensational!
What a fabulous book!
You are so clever I love your design and such brilliant detail!
hugs
kim x

TaraG said...

Gorgeous, Chris! Love all the texture and the great colour combo...it is fast becoming my fav too!!! Hope you are having a great weekend,hun!
hugs,t

All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous book ,fab colours as always
hugs xxxxx
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rachel said...

you have beautiful blog!!:)

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris, your book is gorgeous, it must have taken you ages to create that, the colours youve used are really lovely. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Dawn said...

What a beautiful piece of work and so much work went in to it...
gorgeous Chris!


hugs
Dawn
xx

Sandra said...

"STUNNING",what a gorgeous book...much too nice to use,gorgeous "eye candy".Amazing work as always Chris!,
Take care
San x

Kathy said...

GOrgeous creation Chris!! Wow this is really stunning!! Love the big letters and the process you used to reach your results is brilliant!! Gorgeous and love this color combo!! Have a great day :)Kathy

June Houck said...

I can't stop saying, "Wow" out loud!!! WOW! I love this...the colors, the ribbons, the title :)

I nominated you for another blog award!

Helen said...

Wow this is fabulous!! Love all the details you added!

Terrie B x said...

This is gorgeous Chris....
Great to catch up....
Have a lovely week:) x

Paula said...

Oh wow this is absolutly stunning the colours look amazing together.
Paula xxxx

IsaNorris said...

This is TRULY STUNNING !!!! LOVE it!!
isax