8 October 2009

Colour Create Challenge 29 - Red, Yellow, Black and White







Hi again everyone, here's my card for Colour Create where this time our gorgeous colour combo of red, yellow, black and white with an option of  checks and flowers has been chosen by our lovely Janiel, so thanks Janiel, I really enjoyed your theme. There's some fantastic inspiration from all my DT friends on the blog so I hope you'll be able join us. Our prize for this challenge is sponsored by me :D and the winner will receive their choice of six digi images.

I've used one of my new images which I hope to have up for sale in the digi shop later today and this one is 'Harvest Fayre'. I printed out the image on watercolour paper and then water coloured with distress inks. I've also tried the cracked glass technique for the first time and I'll definitely use this one again, it gives a great look over an image and is so easy to do. I think it's quicker if you have the ultra thick type of clear embossing powder, I had to use five layers of embossing powder, but it was no hardship, I'm really addicted to watching it melt :D. I then popped it in the freezer for half an hour and bent it as soon as I took it out and all the cracks appeared. I've realised it would have looked better if  I'd remembered to sponge some distress ink into the cracks! For the rest of the card I've used black, yellow and white bazzill card, I used a big hounds tooth check stamp and black ink to stamp randomly on the card blank, and I didn't ink every time I applied it to give a mottled effect. The black layer is punched with the MS flourish border punch and I added the red check ribbon, some doodling with black and white gel pens and the pearls and flowers to finish. TFL and enjoy your Thursday, I'm off for an eye test today and no doubt will come back with even thicker glasses :D!!

31 comments:

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

this is totally amazing Chris! I love the image and the cracked glass looks fantastic! The colours look so good together and I love the photo..it looks so good. I am going to need to make one of those boards!
Hugs Judy xx

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Chris.Love your image and the striking colours you've used.The cracked glass effect is fab.
Cass xxx

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Love this! I love that technique! I'll have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing :) LOVE IT!

Cheers!
Kristen

Dawn B. said...

Everytime I come here my mouth just drops open.. This is amazing. You have a real talent when it comes to coloring..Great cracked glass.. Lovely job..

Tara said...

Chris this is absolutley wonderful...... don't these colours work perfectly with your image?! And what a stunning image it is - I just love what you've done to make it crackle, wow!
Beautifully put together as always my friend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is gorgeous!!

Di said...

WOW this is awesome just love your painting again this looks like a aceramic tile, the effect is fab! i've just bought some crackle glaze for the first time but your technique sound great!!
The colours work so well with this image

Just Brilliant!!
p.s. love your new look blog and header!

Hugs Di xxx

Juls said...

just stunning!! I love the crackle effect!

Martine said...

oh wow this is beautiful hunni, i adore the cracked glass technique you have used, so effective and such a gorgeous image, oh and me loving the new look blog, way to go you :), dont foget hunni if you need any help at all with it do let me know, but it looks to me like you got it covered :)

xx

Martine

Tab said...

Wow your card is fab, Chris! Love the image and how you have coloured it. I really do like this colour combo!
Hugs Tab xxx

mckinkle said...

Such a lovely image Chris and the colours look so great!
Keryn :D

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Chris
Love your colouring of the image, the cracked glass looks amazing.

Karen x

scrappyjan said...

Chris, your card is totally amazing!! I have looked and looked at it... I love the crackle effect you used. I think it was DI that said it looked like tile and I think she is right..... I LOVE THIS!! Your so very talented my friend!!
hugs, janiel

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hello ? Can you see me ? Oh yes, now you can !!!

Your card is just amazing and I love your image and your colouring is amazing (as always). Love your drawing with the cracked glass effect, amazing.

Love the look of your blog too, ver stylish !

Hugs,

Jo xxxx

joey said...

Hiya Chris,

this is stunning, the detail you achieve in your drawings is fantastic, gorgeous cracked glass! Thanks for your kind words yesterday

Joey.xxx

Ila said...

So Beautiful!!..lovely image..and the cracked glass effect looks Fabulous!!.Hugs, Ila

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the new image, beautifully coloured and the cracking is amazing!!
Clairexx

Kathy said...

WOW Chris this is absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning actually!! Love what you did with the challenge!! I don't know how you do it and that cracked glass look fits it perfectly!!!
Gorgeous!!!
:)Kathy

Ludkasz said...

Fantasic card:)

Terrie B x said...

Hi Chris...
Hope your well...
This card is `stunningly beautiful` I love the image and those gorgeous colours...
fab to catch up TFI...
Have a great week:)xxx

Donna said...

Amazing card Chris and another fantastic image which is so detailed! I love the layout of this card and the gorgeous gingham ribbon :) Donna x

Kathie said...

Love the card Chris, can't wait to try the cracked technique. Saw Gina K do it on one of her Tutorials and have been wanting to do it for ages just haven't had the time. Hope the eye test went well?

Take care
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is amazingly stunning!
hugs
kim x

Deanne said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! I think I have told you this before, but your colouring is so amazing, your images look like fabulous paintings! The cracked glass effect looks so cool!

Fantastic work as always!
xx-Deanne

Crissy Armstrong said...

Omygoodness Chris, another stunning creation from my favorite artist from across the pond!!! I am really amazed at the gorgeous stamp, the way you colored it, and the way you put the card together. Your cracked glass adds even more beauty to it. I'm just floored!

Rica said...

Chris this is absolutely amazing - what a fabulous use of the colours - perfect!! Fantastic image and I love the cracked glass effect and fantastic layout.
hugs Heather xx

Tova said...

fantastic coloring !!

Dawn said...

So so beautiful!!
What a great image...

I'm so jealour, you're printer prints on watercolour paper???LOL
Mine just about prints on paper!! LOl

Michelle said...

Hi Chris

I do so love your sketches, fabulous to work with and always so versatile, this is no exception. Those apples are just perfect. Love the way you've coloured it too, in fact the whole thing - brilliant!
x Michelle

Kimmie said...

Hello Chris

Thank you for your response to my map.
I've made it really fun.
And I want to say to you that you are making beautifull cards too.
I like you're blog, so I became you're follower.

XXX Kim

Sandra said...

No time to read the post as I'm off out in a mo. I couldn't tear my eyes away from the gorgeous card anyway. Love the Crackle you have used and the 'YeeHaw' gingham.
Hugs
Sandra x