Thursday, 22 April 2010

Burnt Orange with Nostalgia

Well, I love my card today. The wonderfully talented Karen has given this fab cat picture for inspiration and a fantastic colour combination to work with over at the Colour Create Challenge today. I wasn't sure how I'd get on with it at first after the soft pastels we've had for the last two challenges...but once I got started I really enjoyed using the colours.

So the combination today is: Burnt Orange, Black and Cream with an optional extra of Checks. I do hope some of you will try this -it is a brilliant combination. Just wait till you see the fantastic projects the rest of the talented DT have created with it; they are sure to inspire you.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Desert Island (Items I wouldn't be without: A sweet pea stamp, distress inks, glamour dust, lush papers, prima flowers, Martha Stewart punches, foliage punches, beads, ribbon and some sewing thread)

Allsorts Challenge - In Stitches

Tellen's Place - Ink Distressing

ABC - S is for Sparkle (Sparkle on her dress)

Crafty Creations - Distressing (Edges distressed with Dried Marigold and Walnut Stain distress inks)

Items used:

Sweetpea image: Nostalgia

Distress inks: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Black soot, Walnut Stain

Glamour Dust

Gold Pen

Prima flowers

Martha Stewart lattice Punch

McGill Pine Branch punch

Velvet ribbon

Black glass seed beads

Papers: DCWV The Linen Closet, PaperMania Capsule Collection Sunshine Paper Pack, free check paper from an Internet search.

We're sponsored today by The Rubber Room and there is $20 Canadian to spend in the store as a prize.

I'd like to send a personal thank you to Victoria and Eileen for being such wonderful guest designers at the Colour Create Challenge. Thanks ladies!

Thanks for looking,

Sharon xx


Kim Piggott said...

This is utterly stunning Sharon!
kim x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Sharon, gorgeous image and details.

Eiglas said...

This is a beautiful card Sharon. I love the colours you have chosen (Karen's image was such a super inspiration) and your composition is your usual amazing standard.
I've really enjoyed working with you all and look forward to entering the challenges again!

Di said...

Fabulous Sharon, love this image and the way you have coloured her! the colours look Fab!!xx
Hugs di xxxx
hope you are ok. x

CraftyGirl said...

Wow... this is really fabulous! Love the colors together.. and you even got the checkers in there!! Looks great! And the details in your image... amazing!!!
Barb :)

Fleur said...

Wow this is gorgeous, fantastic colours.
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week, Hugz Fleur xXx

Judi said...

This is FANTASTIC Sharon. I love the colour scheme and the glitter you've added.

Judi xx

Faye said...

You've worked this colour combo haven't you?! How gorgeous is your card, I'm not worthy to comment! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Sharon
Love the image, your colouring is fabulous. Beautiful details too.

Karen x

Deb said...

oh wow, this is just beautiful Sharon, love it, hugs Debx

Victoria said...

wow this is so outstandingly beautiful I adore it all, the image is breathtaking and so fantastically coloured it is wonderful. thank you for joining us on abc this week xxx

Mina said...

wow one colours sweet pea images like you...just stunning and perfect for nthese colours
Mina xxx

Julie Riley said...

Stunning card, the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx