Thursday, October 8, 2009

Colour Create Time!

It's Colour Create Time - my favorite day! I love being able to share all of my projects with you for the Colour Create Challenges! Hopefully I am able to give you some inspiration.

The colours for this challenge are Red, Yellow, Black, and White, and they were chosen by Janiel. Thanks Janny - These were super fun colours to work with!

The sponsor for this challenge is none other than our very own Chris from the Sketching Stamper! Chris has some fabulous new digital images at her store - please go to the Sketching Stamper to check them out! And head on over to Colour Create to get the details on the fabulous prize for this challenge.

On to my projects...

For some reason, from the minute I saw these colors for the challenge, I thought of music, or a card that focused on music. So here goes:

This layout is so simple, and I have used it a few times with different images in the squares. I searched the internet for a good music quote. I added a link to a good quote site in my left sidebar under "Fun Places to Visit".

I applied yellow ink to the Cuttlebug Allegro folder before I embossed. But there seemed to be too much ink between the music lines, so I just wiped it off between the lines before I embossed - that is why there is some white space at the top and bottom if each little square of music.

Simple yellow and red grosgrain ribbon and some tiny clear gems finished this card off.

For the next card, I stamped the swirls on the background using clear embossing ink. Then I applied clear embossing powder and heat set.

I had this little crocheted flower in my stash from earlier this summer. This little flower is the perfect size for cards, and I found the pattern over at Nichole Heady's blog some time ago. It is the perfect pattern for beginners. Here is another site that has a lot of great crocheting patterns, for any of you who are interested.

The stamp set I used was the Papertrey Ink Sign Language set. For non-stampers like me (ha ha!), the Papertrey Ink sets are wonderful - they seem to produce a very crisp image. And I don't have to be very creative, because Papertrey adds a lot of different images that are interchangeable.

Finally, I made a little Pittsburgh Steelers bouquet. I don't know about you, but I am always hesitant to throw any container away. Examples - icing containers, vitamin bottles, plastic containers from luncheon meats... It just seems that these could be used for something. So they get saved (and saved and saved).

Well, the little icing containers (Don't ask why I would have an abundance of these laying around - it is my own indulgence) make perfect little flower pots for these paper bouquets.

I found the Steelers logo on line. This went together pretty simply. I used lollipop sticks from the craft store. All the letters and shapes were cut with my Cricut.

This little bouquet is the perfect size for someones desk, and I gave it to a good friend at work who is a huge Steelers Fan! She loved it!

Have fun with the challenge! I was able to make it to mist of the submissions on the last challenge, and I will do my best to get to everyone this time!

Don't forget to check out the other design team members fabulous creations! I am always in awe of these ladies and there talent!

Thanks for stopping by!


{Music is the Poetry Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Embossing with
Cuttlebug Allegro folder
yellow ink:
Stampin Up Yoyo Yellow
misc: gems, yellow grosgrain ribbon, red grosgrain ribbon

{You're Tweet Details}
cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Papertrey Ink Sign Language
Stampin Up Ruby Red, Papertrey Ink True Black
Die Cut Frame: Spellbinders
Nestabilities Labels One
Embossing with Cuttlebug Victoria folder
Misc: Wired Ribbon, hand crocheted flower, button, gems

Steelers Bouquet Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Letters and circles cut from
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook
Flowers cut from
Cricut Walk in my Garden cartridge
Scalloped Circle cut from Spellbinders
stickles, gems, black grosgrain ribbon


scrappyjan said...

Your projects are always so fun and full of inspriation!!! I love all of the little details that you have in your work!!
have a great day sweetie.
hugs, Janiel

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, your cards are just fantastic and I am falling in love with those stamps you use. I can see an order coming one day !

Love your Steelers flowers, so fantastic and what a fabulous idea.


Jo xx

Di said...

WOW Deanne you really do go the full mile ! these projects are just awesome i am in awe of how you can come up with ideas for cards without images! really clever way too hard for me!!

Fabulous cards!!

Hugs Di xxxx

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous creations, Deanne.
You have such brilliant ideas. Awesome work!!

Karen x

Chris said...

Well I just love your amazing creations Deanne, it's wonderful how you came up with so many great ideas for these colours, I love them all! Hugs, Chris

Rica said...

You just don't know when to stop do you (hee-hee). Three fabulous creations Deanne. Your music one is sensational, the little birdie one just so sweet and your Steelers flower pot is spectacular - love 'em all.
hugs Heather xx