Thursday, August 13, 2009

Colour Create 25

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be joining the Design Team at Colour Create! These ladies are super talented, and I am so honored that they have invited me to be a part of their team! I am going to do my best to try to keep up with them!

Challenge 25 is to use blue, sand, black, and silver with the option of a summertime theme:

The sponsor for the challenge is Handy Hippo. They are offering a super prize. Head on over to Colour Create to check it out. While you are there, you have got to take a look at all of the inspirational cards from the rest of the design team - they are all amazing!

Here is my first card for the challenge:

Every now and then, I really like that torn paper look, and this is one of those cases. I was going for a beach theme here (Hopefully that is obvious - ha ha!).

I embossed the middle blue paper with the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles folder, and used stickles randomly on the "bubbles" for a little sparkle.

The "enjoy life" sentiment was cut using the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge. The chair is from the Lifes' a Beach Cricut cartridge. The flowers in the corner are from the Walk in My Garden cartridge. I put some stickles on the edges of the flowers.

I attached the chair using foam stickers to add some dimension. The edges of the chair and the sentiment are highlighted with some black ink to make then stand out a little better.

Finally I put a thin strip of silver dots under the sentiment (had to get the silver in there!).

I decided to make a second card with this color scheme just to show the versatility. Here it is:

This sketch is very similar to the sketch over at Whimsy Stamps a couple of weeks ago.

These 3 patterned papers are from a K&Company pad (I think). They coordinate so beautifully! I embossed the 3 patterned panels with the Cuttlebug Script Texture folder, and I also distressed the edges.

I stamped the sentiment on sand colored paper using black ink, and I also inked the edges in black.

Thanks so much for Looking!

{EnjoyLife Details}
Solid Cardstock: Best Occasions Textured Cardstock
Embossing: Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles
Chair: Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge
Sentiment: Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge
Flowers: Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge
Misc: Stickles, gems, silver dots

{Thinking of You Details}
Solid Cardstock: Best Occasions Textured Cardstock

Patterned Paper: K&Company
Embossing: Cuttlebug Script Texture folder
Misc: Darice Hemp Cord, black button, silver dots


Chris said...

Hi Deanne, it's great to have you with us on the CC team and WOW what an entrance! Love both your cards, you really have shown the versatility of these colours so beautifully. Love your designs and the gorgeous embossing and papers you've used. Chris x

Dena said...

Deanne, welcome to your first Colour Create challenge as a DT member!!!!! Your cards are very pretty. Don't you just love that cuddlebug? Anyhow, you did a fantastic job with the challenge. So glad to have you as a teamie! Hugs, Dena

Mina said...

wow Deanne teamie lol...its brilliant your joining our happy band of crafters...two stunning cards, love the laid back feeling of the chair one and the other is so elegant feeling...I love your designs
Mina xxx

scrappyjan said...

Deanne, Welcome to CCC blog. Love your work! These cards you have done for this challenge are very STUNNING!
hugs janiel

Di said...

HI Deanne, this is just fabulous!
love both cards but i like the beach one best! your very talented!
once again welcome to the team.
Hugs Di xxx

6 wacky women said...

Welcome Deanne,
Your cards are fabulous, such wonderful details and layouts. Awesome creations!!

Karen x

Rica said...

Hi Deanne - so glad you joined us at CC. Two fabulous cards, love the clean 'less is more' look and hope I can take inspiration from you and steer away from the 'more is more' look.
hugs Heather xx

Simone said...

Both cards are really fabulous, different, but fabulous! :-)

Glenda T. said...

Congrats!! I love both of your cards but the first one is my fave!! Love this color combo!