13 August 2009

Colour Create 25 - Blue, Sand, Silver and Black, CCT #73, Our Creative Corner, Allsorts, ABC



Hi everyone, a card today for our next challenge on Colour Create which this time is a combo of Blue, Sand, Silver and Black with an optional theme of Summer and our sponsor this week is Handy Hippo who have generously given 5 vouchers for 10% off any purchases made from their shop, even more reason to enter this time :). We have a new team member joining us, so a big welcome to Deanne who makes the most beautiful cards, it's lovely to have you with us Deanne! You'll be spoiled for inspiration from my DT friends this time, truly amazing cards from everyone.

I'm also entering this card for Cute Card Thursday where the challenge is 'At the beach', and Our Creative Corner where there's an inspiration challenge that fits with the colours I've used, Allsorts Challenge where the theme is vintage and as I've used lace and distressing I think it fits :), ABC challenge where it's the letter A and anything goes although I haven't used the option which is animals.

I've used a Kadoodle stamp 'ice cream days' for this card and she's watercoloured with distress inks and glittered with some stickles. Everthing is matted on black bazzil card doodled around the edges with a silver pen. The other layers are embossed with a cb swirls embossing folder, sanded then rubbed over with silver metallic paste. To decorate I added a gem swirl which I split so that I could have some at the top and some at the bottom, a rub on sentiment, some sand coloured lace and blue pearls. Hope everyone's blogger probs are sorted out now, I've been able to make a post today which is a relief and all the blogs I follow are back, hopefully it'll settle now until the next problem arises :D. Have a good day today. Chris x

41 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is amazing, awesome job.

Wilma said...

Hi Chris that card is just simply gorgeous, I have been thinking how to put those colours together and you have done it beautifully :) x

June Houck said...

OMgoodness! This is prettier than the picture. I love how your lace mimics the sand in your stamped image. Genius :)

SallyB said...

I must admit I did think it was an unusual colour combo...but your card is great inspiration and I love those gems as the wave splash.
Beautiful Image and the whole feel of the card is Summer!!

deifen said...

What a stunning, striking card! I love it Chris - fantastic use of colour!
Dei xx

megastamper said...

wow chris, what a fantastic and so lovely card, all fits great and looks so harmonic.
hugs, bea

Wendy said...

Wow Chris this is stunning
Wendy x

Rach said...

oh wow chris this is amazing.. i am lost for words.. so beautiful. hugs rachxx

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Dena said...

Chris this really is stunning!!! What you have done with these colors is amazing. I think it has a very dramatic look!!! I know the gems are pricey but they are gorgeous on here. I love this card so much! Hugs, Dena

Deanne said...

Love this Chris! The lace, the bling - actually everything about it!

Deanne

Kathy said...

WOW Chris this is just drawdropping gorgeous!!! I wish I had just a drop of your eye for coloring!! Oh my word!! Gorgeous ~ every detail is stunning!! I absolutely love this card!!!
:)Kathy

Donna said...

Hi Chris, love this card it has a real seaside/beach theme to it and the image is beautifully coloured! Fab gem swirls and ever so pretty lace, love it! Donna x

Mina said...

I wont say it I wont say it...oh go on then Wow Chris... amazing card, love that stunning background and the bit of bling is beautiful
Mina xxx

scrappyjacky said...

This card is so lovely....and the colouring is amazing...love it.

scrappyjan said...

Chris. Your card is perfect. Awesome job with these colors. Love your beautifully colored image..
hugs, janiel

Tracey said...

stunning xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Chris your card is just so very beautiful!
Your colouring is superb and I love your amazing detail and design!
hugs
kim x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Chris your card is just so very beautiful!
Your colouring is superb and I love your amazing detail and design!
hugs
kim x

Tara said...

OMG Chris...... you've done it again, YOU'VE BLOWN ME AWAY!!! This is amazing and literally transports you to the seaside - I love it!!
Thanks so much for your kind words and I haven't forgotten about those images I promised you!
Big hugs, Tara xxx

Helen said...

Wow - this is beautiful! Love the image - looks fab in those colours!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Karen said...

STUNNING ! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING !

Love Karen x

Jules said...

Hi Chris

What a fantastic card.

I don't think I have seen that image before. You have really set a beautiful scene with it.

The way you have portrayed the sky is just wonderful!

Thank you for sharing your creation with the Allsorts Challenge blog.

Love Jules xx

Tab said...

Beautiful card, Chris, just adore the sweet image and the colours are delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Di said...

Hi Chris this is just stunning i love this image, and your colouring is just fabulous you know i love your style. Beautiful card!

Hugs Di xxx

dolcreations said...

This is absolutely stunning. wow!
Your attention to fine detail in your colouring is just amazing. Wow!
Christine

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Chris

Another stunning card hun I love how you have encorparated the vintage feel thanks so much for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Gro said...

Love your card. beautiful image and beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Chris.
Fabulous colouring, love the lo and your beautiful gem swirls too.

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is stunning, what a brilliant image and fabulous colours and details.
luv
Debby

Rica said...

Fabulous card Chris - love everything about it. The colours are perfect and you've captured the summer option perfectly with that gorgeous beautifully coloured image.
hugs Heather xx
(ps thanks for your lovely comments whilst I've been MIA - nearly back to normal - whatever that is!!)

Beth Norman said...

I can't take my eyes off of this card. The way you carry over the sand colour with the lace is such a great idea. The flourishes really set the card off. The best colouring around too!

Glitter Monkey said...

Absolutely stunning card - your colouring is amazing!! Thanks for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Caz said...

What an amazing card Chris, thanks for joining us this week on CCT.
Caz
x

Simone said...

Your card is so adorable!!! Love it so much!
Simone

Saskia said...

Beautiful card.... very lovely and elegant!

Saskia :)

Iren said...

What a fab card!!! Love it!

Hugs

Sandra said...

Wow Hunni... you HAVE to bring this card with you on Tues... I want to FEEL it to experience it properly (not in a dodgy way though ;o)
hugs
Sandra x

Denimo said...

Hey Chris. I remember this card from the last challenge and wanted to let you know how much it struck me. It's just lovely!!!

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

I have no other word than.. WOW!!!! great job, this card is so beautiful!!! WOW WOW WOW!! I have seeked your blog today for the first time.. and you WOW me all the time!! Keep it up and take care xx

Jaspere said...

Your coloring is absolutely amazing.