Sunday, 1 February 2009

Colour Create's First Challenge

This is my first card as DT for Tara's new Colour Create Challenge Blog - not my usual style, but I wanted to concentrate on the colours this week. I used a brown bazzill bling as the base card (and oh boy - was it difficult to photograph - it insisted on catching the light). I used the cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls and the flowers are cut from the Harmony alphabet set, which I mounted on a flourish as a stem. The butterfly is also Cuttlebug's cut and emboss set and I used the Martha Stewart punch on the edge of the green Basic Grey off beat collection. I cut the tag by hand and added a small butterfly charm.

I must say I tend to play safe with colours and this really stretched me and took me out of my comfort zone - but Hey ! - that's what challenges are about and I found it most rewarding. The cushions below are your colour inspiration for this week - come along and 'play' - we'd love to see what you could do with them

Materials Bazzil bling bc and Basic Grey Offbeat bp Cuttlebug - Divine swirls folder, Harmony alphabet set, butterfly cut & emboss set and Sizzix flourish die. Sentiment - free with magazine Ribbon, charm and gems from stash

24 comments:

Bev said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Heather I am so in love with this card - what an fantastic take on the challenge. Love it!!

hugs Bev x

tracie said...

oh wow Heather this is stunning, love this colour scheme and gorgoeus details on your card - I love it.
Have a great day
hugs
Tracie :)x

bolha said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Color combo is amazing.
x Natasha x

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a show stopper this divine creation is!!! I love the way the pinks and greens seem to *p*o*p* off the brown CS!!! Gorgeous!!!

Sarita said...

Well done Heather-what a fab card. I found the colours challenging too, but like you, I see that as a good thing!
Your little butterfly is gorgeous, and the martha stewart punch is really set off with the lime green,
Gorgeous!!
Love Sarita xx

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful Heather. Love the embossed panel and the butterfly - that's a bit Wow! isn't it? Beautiful flowers too.
Sharon xx

Tab said...

Oh Heather, your card is just stunning! I love how you have embossed the background and the butterfly and I adore the swirls with the flowers on!
Hugs Tab xxx

Chris said...

Fabulous card Heather! The design is perfection and absolutely perfect for that wonderful butterfly. Love the punched border, swirls embossing and the lovely bling on the butterfuly with all the pretty flowers. Hugs, Chris x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

This is just stunning Heather and the colours are just great, so bright and colourful. Everything is perfect, the butterfly, flowers and florish, I love it all.

Hugs,

Jo x

Pascale said...

So Beautiful Heather I love every smidgen of this! Pascale :)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

What a stunning card. i love the embossed swirls and of course the butterfly is wow!! What a great design and layout. Thanks for the advice re: paypal! Must get a bit of fight in me to go tackle the problem!
Judy xx

Moni said...

Butterfly, tis is my favourit! Hugs, Moni

Dawn said...

Stunning card for your challenge - so beautiful and such lovely spring details

Barb said...

Wow! I never would have thought to put these colors together but they work beautifully! This is gorgeous, Heather!!

Tara said...

It's just beautiful Heather and I'm glad you were taken out of your zone, hee hee! Your butterfly looks amazing and I love the cute little butterfly charm you added too!
Thanks so much for being part of the team ;O)
xxx

Faye said...

Really gorgeous card. Love the flowers, the cuttlebug embossed background and the wonderful scalloped edge. Just beautiful.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Helen x

cats whiskers said...

Simply stunning heather beautiful colours beautifully put together just adore it all
Hugs Jacqui x

SmilynStef said...

What bold and vivid colors ... love how you combined them.

SmilynStef said...

What bold and vivid colors ... love how you combined them.

gina g said...

very pretty card. luv gina xx

Larissa said...

Oh so lovely! These bright colors go perfect together! I love how you arrabged the little flowers on the swirls!

Hugs,
Larissa

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card!
I love your embossing and that border is so delicious!
Wonderful colours!
hugs
kim x

Nicky said...

Stunning card love the butterfly Great card

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