Wednesday, September 17, 2008

KW Colour Inspiration #23

This weeks challenge from Kristina uses Bravo Burgundy again but this time I found it much easier to work with. In part I think it is the other colours in the combination, but perhaps having to use it last week has helped me warm up to it a little more. After pulling out my swatches, and thinking about how Kristina had described the colours as "autumn-y" and I wasn't in the mood to make an autumn card, I started off with the Touch of Nature butterfly. Not liking how that came out I switched to the Touch of Nature flower and it wasn't until much later that I looked at the inspiration photo again and remembered that it had flowers in it too! Often I am consciously inspired by the subject of the colour challenges, but this week I seem to have immediately put it out of my mind and yet still came back to it.

The proportions of this card were going to be a little different before I forgot the old adage "measure twice, cut once" and stuffed up one stem piece and so deferred to this one. I had also intended for the central piece to be layered on Old Olive but it did not look right in any way, so I've ended up with a high contrast card but I am quite happy with how it has turned out.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, watercolour paper
Stamp set: Touch of Nature
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Bravo Burgundy; So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive also used for watercolouring
Accessories: aquapainter, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, dimensionals
Shows watched while creating: Stargate Atlantis, NCIS, Rush

24 comments:

Kristie said...

Wow Carol, this is just beautiful! That flower is absolutely perfect!

Mary said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous! Love the simplicity!

Lin Mei said...

A very striking card, Carol! Great use of the challenge colours.

Kristy said...

So elegant!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

this is perfect Carol...I absolutely love it...I always feel there are SO many colors we need to use they get over powered but, you showed with beauty that doesn't need to be the case...It is lovely...I love it! ~Donna

Karla said...

Carol, this is charmin, girl!!! I love this card!

Dani Fender said...

So simple yet so elegant! Love how you used the colours esp Bravo Burgundy

Catherine said...

Carol, this is beautiful!

Brooke S said...

OH I love the Simplicity of this card.. Brilliant usage of the challenge colors. Beautiful CARD again!!!
Hugs
Brooke

Jean said...

Such a simple elegant card Carol but you managed to combine all those colours and do it so well! Beautiful!

Nerida said...

This card is stunning, so simple with the white on white ... and a gorgous combination of colours.

Kathryn said...

Simple elegance -- love it! :)

Mel H. said...

Beautiful card! WOW! Love that flower.

Savitri said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE. One of my faves. Oh I hope top 10! Will be well deserved!!

Vera said...

Love this stamp set! Great job with the challenge!

Shawntel said...

So simple and beautiful! I love the little border around the image! so Sweet.

Angela Sargeant said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely stunning Carol. :)

Kylie said...

Hi Carol,
Your card is sooooo pretty, I love it! Just lovely!
Take Care

~Kylie~

naomi said...

So simple, yet so beautiful!

yvonne said...

wow Carol, this is stunning!

Sankari W. said...

Love the way you used the colors! beautiful and simple, crisp and lovely!

Deanna said...

So clean and simple, my favorite kind! Love it!

Kari said...

Gorgeous card! I love it!!

Karen said...

Hi Carol,

I absolutely LOVE your card! So simple and very very elegent! I struggled with this challenge this time round BUT by keeping it simple I got there in the end! Phew! lol

Karen
xo