Wednesday, June 17, 2009

365 Cards - #109 Colour Scheme

The light is not good in my photos tonight so I apologise for that right up front. My fluro light started flickering so I turned it off until my husband can change it tomorrow as he is asleep now lol. And I only have my lamp on so I did the best I could with what I got lol.

So over at 365 Cards Pam set the challenge today as a colour challenge and your card had to include green, orange, yellow, brown and aqua and your card had to be feminine!! Crikey I almost had a fit (maybe it was the fluro flickering) all those colours and it had to be feminine. . .and the inspiration for this colour range came from the Cosmo Cricket "Mr Campy" paper range so what does that tell you. . .yep you guessed it a blokey type of range. So I really had to get the thinking cap on for this one I can tell you!! First I chose SU Kraft cardstock for the actual card and I really thought this is not helping it is leaning towards the blokey end. Then I chose Tangerine Tango (a fav of mine) and the yellow was from the Neutrals paper stack from DCWV. Once I had Cuttlebugged them both I could see where my card was going then and it all came together like magic hehe. This SU stamp set Fresh Cuts has to be my favourite stamp set it has so many uses. I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and then I used my SU Stampin' Pastels to lightly sponge all the colours that we had to use throughout the image. I think it turned out just beautifully and I was really pleased with the outcome. What do you think?? The rest of the card speaks for itself but you can see what supplies I used at the end of this post under Supplies of course. I did sand the yellow DCWV embossed cardstock so the white core came through, I think it looks great.

This second image is a little brighter than the first one but not much. I could have done it tomorrow but if I don't get my card done at night I dream about what I am going to create until. . .like last night or early this morning (3.30am) I get up and make the jolly thing, so I had to get it made before I went to bed so I could rest properly! So that is it for me today.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla cardstock. The yellow and khaki coloured cardstock are from my DCWV Neutrals paper stack. SU Fresh Cuts stamp set. SU Stampin' Pastels and Chocolate Chip stamp pad. SU Oval and Word Window punches. The brads and chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon are from my stash. Cuttlebug Paisley and Swiss Dots embossing folders.


Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, I loveyour card. Not sure what BLOKEY is (I am thinking it is something to do with a guy).
Can you email me your email address I was going to send you a quick message and don't have it.


CAR said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! Beautiful interpretation of the challenge!

Karen Lee said...[Reply to comment]

WOW..... Michelle this is one beautiful card. I always check out the site to see what the challenge is every morning before I leave for work and then I create cards in my mind until I get home!! Sometimes it just drives me crazy!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Fi said...[Reply to comment]

Great card Michelle, love your embossing and sanding, love the image.

Chrissie said...[Reply to comment]

Really nice card Michelle! great take on the challenge.

Kristen said...[Reply to comment]

This is gorgeous, Michelle, and SUPER Feminine. I really love it. What a beautiful image. Your cards are always so lovely. You outdid yourself with this challenge, Lady!!!

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

very pretty!!! and looks nothing like mine :D lol
hope you got some sleep :-)

Piali said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card!! Like the embossing.Great take on the challenge.

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One4Joy said...[Reply to comment]

even with the dark, I can see your beautiful colors and great patterns. Hope you are wandering through sweet dreams, there down under

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

such a pretty card Michelle...great work, as always!!!

AUsome mom said...[Reply to comment]

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! I love it! It's just too fantastic.

Jenny S. (UK) said...[Reply to comment]

This is so beautiful. Jenny x

~~Audrey~~ said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, this is amazing... absolutely gorgeous!

kristie sessions said...[Reply to comment]

This. Is. Gorgeous. I am stunned. Really. It was such a tough challenge. I almost choked on my cookie when I read it, but you really pulled it off beautifully. Nice work!