2 July 2009

Colour Create Challenge 22

Hi everyone, hope you're all well, I haven't quite melted yet but I'm close, hope you're all surviving! Time for another Colour Create challenge and this week the colours are Grass Green, Apple Green, Sunflower Yellow, Lemon and White with the option of decorating your card inside and out plus the envelope. I hope you can join us this week for this lovely summery combination and when you visit the blog you'll see some fabulous cards from all my DT friends, they're all so beautiful. You'll also see when you visit there are going to be some changes but I'll leave you to read about that yourselves when you pop over.

I've used some absolutely adorable little Elzybells bears and this set comes with the bears, the present and sentiments too. I've coloured with markers and pencils and the unopened present has been cut out and mounted on dimension tape. The colourful backgrounds (hope you've got your shades on) were created with distress inks sponged onto white card, spritzed with water from a mister and then dried with a heat gun which gives the mottled effect. All the edges have been sponged with walnut stain ink. There's a bit of light sponging with all the colours around the bear with the balloons and around the sentiment on the front of the card too. I added a thin ribbon, some stickles and stamped the envelope with the present stamp in the ink colours used for the background.

I just wanted to mention that I still haven't been able to resolve the problems I've been having with blogger but thank you to everyone for their suggestions when I asked a question about it a few posts back. My problem isn't Internet Explorer as I don't use it but I've now had to take away my followers box as someone suggested that this might be a cause. Apologies for this, I really didn't want to do it but I've been having so much hassle when I try to add anything to my sidebar and this is the answer for that. It's also been mentioned that my blog doesn't load properly for some people and I still can't moderate my comments individually, I've still to track down why that's happening. TFL. Chris x


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous Chris..love the distressed background and the decorated insides and envelope. Hope you get your blogger issues sorted out! What a pain!
Stay cool!
Judy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Chris your card and envelope are just amazing!
Such sweet images and beautiful colouring!
Gorgeous colours and I love your fabulous design!
How annoying is blogger!
kim x

joey said...

Hi Chris,

this is beautiful, I love the background, gorgeous teddy bear


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Hi Chris

Gorgeous card - love your colouring. I am having huge internet problems at the moment - can't even send emails today. Unable to upload my challenge card pic - got kicked off in the middle of it. I will try much later this evening. Apologies - this is the only way I could contact you, that's if I am able to actually post the comment!

Sandra said...

Hi Sweetie, Wow so many gorgeous crafty makes since my last visit. You have been busy ;o) I have to be honest... I haven't read all your blurb but my eyes have had a real feast with your cards. Love the Just Magnolia Card and the little ladybird is so sweet. You know that's how I love my animals and insects... On cards! LOL
Sandra x

Tara said...

Fabulous creations Chris, I think you've really risen to this challenge and everything ties in so well. Love the stamped envelope - I think I might do this a bit more!
It feels weird viewing from the other side now, but I'm sure I'll still get to play ;o) xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris what a colour combination, but youve made a really lovely card with it, I love the bear, he looks so happy, and what a lovely sequence of stamps. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Wow, that is GORGEOUS! The colors make me crave lemonade, or fizzy sherbert, or something wonderful and citrusy!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Di said...

Love the inking technique and the teddies are sooo cute

Hugs Di xxx

Sharon said...

Chis, your card just bowled me over when I saw it. Just have to spend me some pennies now for one of those cutie little bears. Your backgrounds are amazing. A stunning creation.
Sharon xx

jdmommy said...

WOW! this card is sure beautiful!! I love all the sponging, and that it's not just a front, but an entire decorated card! Hmmm......now I feel like I haven't been doing enough! I don't know whether or not to thank you!!!LOL! Fabulous job!

Mina said...

oh wow wow wow Chris this is just stunning, the way you used the colours is amazing...beautiful
Mina xxx

Tab said...

Wowee fab card love the colours and image, just gorgeous! I have this set of Elzybell stamps, I really must ink them, cos they are delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Dena said...

So cute! Those bears are adorable. I really love the cool way you did the background. Perfect colors for the challenge. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Dena

Larissa said...

Great card Chris. Great images and it looks perfect with the matching envelope!

TeresaW said...

gracious, blogger seems to be in melt down. I'm visiting loads of people tonight all say they have one problem or other. Thanks for the heads up on the followers issue. I was having trouble with my side bar to, so I will try that next time. Thanks.

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Chris, thanks for the tips on how some of the effects were achieved too.
I hope your IT problems are sorted soon, don't you just hate it when things don't work properly!

jenny said...

I just LOVE this card Chris, the little bear is soo cute and the bright colours look fab x

Jenny x