Thursday, January 01, 2009

KW Colour Inspiration #36


It feels very fitting that my first post of the year should be for a Kristina Colour Challenge. Her challenges have been one of my favourite creative aspects of 2008, often involving colour combinations I never would have thought to try but equally as often yielding wonderful results. I love playing with colour, and while I am often inspired by things in the real world, I still tend to stick to combinations that are instantly appealing rather than those that I am less favourable of. This weeks colour combination isn't so much of a stretch for me, there's my favourite shade of red and pinks and greens are always good in my book, but having such a short time frame to creat and submit within has also benefitted my stamping I think... I have a tendancy to over-think things but through Kristina's challenges I am much more inclined to "just do it" and that is when I tend to try out more new things.

For this card I combined the colours with Taylor's current sketch, which also wasn't such an unusual layout for me, but in the process of making this card I had the light bulb moment of double-punching the scallop edge punch to create a zig-zaggy edge that was more fitting for the Felt Fusion flowers I had chosen to use. The rest of the card is pretty straight forward: I've used my favourite pattern from the Prints paper (I've used the Old Olive pack here), the wide double-stitched grosgrain (I love the texture these ribbons add), sponging along the edges of the Olive cardstock (something I have been a bit lazy with which is silly when it is so simple) and the ever present dimensionals to make things really pop off the card. The stamp set I have used is Botanical Blooms, one of this year's Sale-A-Bration sets.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White
Stamp set: Botanical Blooms
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Old Olive marker, Rose Red marker, Felt Fusion, Soft Subtle brads, scallop edge punch, dimensionals, Rose Red 1" double-stitched ribbon, sponge dauber

22 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So sweet, Carol! I love the felt flowers you used to hold the sentiment! Thanks for playing with the sketch!

melanie said...

very pretty!

Heather M said...

Very elegant! I love your card! :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Another beautiful card Carol - everything just works together so well.

Stacey Schafer said...

love this gorgeous card! great use of KWerner's Color Inspiration colors:)

Chrissie said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte zum Jahresauftakt. Die Farben sind sehr schön und die Karte in ihrer Schlichtheit wundervoll.
En liebe Gruess
Christina

Leonie said...

Your card is very sweet, and the sentiment is something I hope I can honour in 2009! Great job

Karen said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR CAROL!

I'm lovin this card - I so need that set after seeing both your card and Marelle's!

Hugs

Karen
xo

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love it!

Dani Fender said...

Love this card. I need to get this set it is so stunning. Love how you used the colours!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Carol, this card is absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic job - I love it!

StampingSelene said...

So beautiful! Great job with the colors and combining challenges!

Rachael Knight said...

Love your take on the Colour Challenge Carol. That double punching of the scallop edge punch is a fabulous idea, how clever are you? I must try that out! I don't have this stamp set yet - will have to get that one in soon now. Thanks for the inspiration, and for posting a lovely comment on my blog too!

Kelly Booth said...

Very Beautiful Card!!

Sandie said...

Gidday Lavs, looking good - well done I luv it!!!!

Luv Sandie

Debbie M said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card!! Love it!

Debbie M

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh, I just love this! Everything just flows together in such an super great way! :)

Lauree said...

beautiful card. i love those felt flowers. nice job!

Courtney Baker said...

Great card! I love your focal image!

Leigh said...

This is lovely Carol. I like the felt fusion flowers.

Sandy said...

gorgeous! i'll have to order those felt flowers on my next order :D

Leah said...

Wow, it;s beautifull. Well done.
Happy New Year.