11 June 2009

Colour Create Challenge 19

Hi everyone, Colour Create Challenge day and this week there's a lovely combination of blush pink, lilac and mossy green with an option of die cuts chosen by the lovely and very talented Georgia (Tara's DD), thank you Georgia, I loved your choice, such gorgeous colours and theme. This week we welcome a new team member, the lovely Dena who makes the most beautiful cards, great to have you on the team with us Dena, I've admired your cards for a while now after finding your blog from the challenges, I hope you enjoy yourself.

I seem to have a very rubbish photograph of this card, one of those I just couldn't get right, probably because the card blank is frosted acetate which doesn't help but is pretty IRL and came from my win of the Cuttlebug Challenge and the sheetloads acetate pack which is gorgeous. I glimmer misted the card blank with Lavender Fields first to try and give an impression of rain or water so it's got a nice soft shimmer. The big flower is a Cricut die cut in lilac coredinations card which is also glimmer misted, sanded and then glittered around the edges with the addition of the rub on sentiment. This sweet umberella Anya that I got from Tabbycrafts (thank you for the fantastic fast service Tab, much appreciated) is coloured with markers and pencils and then cut out and attached over the panel of green card which is border punched on both edges. The ribbon is wound round the back of the panel, threaded through the hole in the flower and tied, this is then mounted with dimension tape and the Anya mounted on glue gel on top of that. I've dotted lots of stickles around the card for raindrops, all round the edges too and finished off with some pink pearls.

I'd be interested to know if anyone else is having a really bad time with blogger at the moment? I can no longer moderate my comments in the normal way from the dashboard screen, having to have them emailed and I can't move anything around in my sidebars either. Visiting blogs hasn't been easy I keep getting a flicking screen to the sign in and then off again! TFL. See you tomorrow with my DU card. Chris x


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I love the colour comb, my favourites, the stamped image is gorgeous. I also love the plants. love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Karen said...


Love Karen x

Nixe07 said...

Oh wow Chris, what a stunning card!! Love your fantastic colouring and the great colours. Anya is such a cutie, love her.

June Houck said...

I like the soft water color look of this card. I love the detail that you use to color & shade your images.

Elaine said...

Looks gorgeous, Chris!

I think there have been a lot of issues with blogger and the latest version of Internet Explorer, so that might have something to do with the problems you're having. I have to look at blogger blogs in Firefox or Google Chrome, as Internet Explorer just isn't having any of it on most blogger blogs.

Julie said...

I love all the shimmer and sparkle, a gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

a gorgeous card, love the large flower that you have used and of course your colouring is amazing. hugs rachxx

Tara said...

This is a stunning card Chris and the large flower is a beauty! Amazing colouring on your Miss Anya image!! Thanks for the lovely reference to Georgia - she will be feeling sooooo famous this week, lol! xx

Dena said...

Oh so cute! I love that image that you have colored so perfectly. Super use of the color combination. Love it! Hugs, Dena

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I love your colouring of Anya. I use Firefox browser for the internet now which I find much better than Internet Explorer. I also have a vague recollection of reading somewhere that moving your list of followers closer to the bottom of your right panel helps.

Wendy said...

Sweet card
Wendy x

scrappyjacky said...

Such a pretty card,Chris...love these colours...and your colouring is perfect.
Think everyone is having trouble with blogger at the mo...a real pain in the neck.

Kim Piggott said...

Chris what a beautiful card!
Your colouring is just awesome and I love your gorgeous design!
I too can't move anything in the sidebar how frustrating is it!
kim x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Juliet said...

I love what you've done with the acetate Chris, it looks beautiful and one of my fave stamps too!!
Juliet xx

Donna said...

Oh my goodness Chris this card has taken my breath it is so beautiful...the frosted acetate is amazing and I love the they way you have used the greeting on the flower. Beautifully coloured as always, such a wonderfully pretty card :) Donna x

Tab said...

Totally gorgeous card hun, love the frosted acetate card. Fab image and coloured to perfection and I love that big flower!

Thanks for the comments, so pleased that you are happy with your stamps!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, what a beauty Chris. Your colouring is outstanding again. I love the acetate you have used, so different.

I haven't had any problems with blogger after I got rid of IE8. The odd blog won't open but I don't have the problems I used to have. Good luck with it, I know its a pain.

Have a great weekend,


Jo x

Larissa said...

Perfect card. Love the image and the big flower with the sentiment is just perfect!

iReneM said...

What an amazing card!
Love it


Dawn said...

This is just amazing - it looks gorgeous and the colours - stunning...

Blogger - one word - NIGHTMARE!!
I have given up - they still haven't fixed this so called bug for the "Operation Aborted" thing, my back arrow never works but mostly everything else is okay - so far!!!
I went back to my old form of comments with the window instead of embedding below as it seemed there was so much people couldn't comment and other things too so gave up on that..
They really need to get their act together - they can't seem to cope with all the problems that keep occurring..


Rica said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love Miss Anya, the frosted acetate and that fabulous flower.
I moved to Firefox because I was having so many problems with Windows IE, it has been much better until this last week but I'm having so many problems commenting - Blogger was downloading all my comments to my desktop which ended up looking like a jigsaw puzzle waiting to be made. I'm thinking of changing from Blogger when I have time.
Enjoy NY - could have given you a list a mile long but I will be kind and not!! Treat yourself to lots of goodies.
hugs Heather xx

Jane said...

Wow I just had to come and look at your blog Chris when I saw this amazing card on the colour create challenge blog it is so gorgeous and then I visit and everything you've done is gorgeous! Am now a follower! x

Bev said...

Oh this is so beautiful sweetie! Such gorgeous papers and fantastic detai and utterly perfect colouringl! xx

Jo Austin said...

blogger + firefox = great stuff!

I have had problems with IE 7 and 8 when visiting blogs, its been a complete nightmare. couldn't upload, comment, mod comments, or anything.. in fact still do if I use IE, but if I use firefox which I downloaded a month or so ago, it's been brilliant - not a problem with it at all!

Good luck.. Love Jo x