Saturday, 14 February 2009

Colour Create challenge #3

Red, white and blue are the colours for this week's Colour Create challenge and there is an extra option available which you can use if you wish, although this isn't compulsory. This week's option is 'Holidays and Travel' and I hope that the wonderful Design Team cards will give you the inspiration you need.


I chose to do a 'Beach Hut'. I struggled with choosing an image as none of mine suited a travel or beach theme until I remembered some Hanglar images a friend sent me which I'd put on one side as thinking they were rather summery for now. I coloured these with pastels before cutting them out. The fishing line was so fine I managed to cut if off and then had to attach a piece of cotton (I really know how to make life difficult for myself!!). I had no suitable paper so had to design some on my computer. When I cut out the lifebuoy (a downloaded image) I managed to cut off the ropes and had to replace them with some cord (scavenged from a blind being discarded at work) but I really like the effect. I finished the whole with some metal charms.





Materials
White bazzill bc : Hanglar images : Derwent pastels : Bp - computer designed : Charms from stash

35 comments:

Ikki said...

Heather, you always make the most fab cards, but this one remarkably fab! Your design, choice of images, colouring, the little charms, your fishing line and scavenged cord all go towards making one really special card! Just Brill! x ikki

Ann said...

Fabulous card Heather - love all the extra bits.

Ann xxx

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is stunning!
You have created such a wonderful card I LOVE it to bit!
Totally awesome!
hugs
kim x

Anesha said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. Just to let you know that the lovely images you gave me was for my grandfather-in-law, and he is the one with cancer. Thank you for helping make his 90th birthday special.

Your card is wonderful and what a great idea to design your own paper. Do you use Photoshop,that's what I use.

Great job.
Hugs
Anesha

mueppi said...

Wow Heather
your card is so wonderful!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

Iren said...

This was really a beautiful card! Love the way You do it! The images are so sweet too!

Hugs

iReneM said...

Fantastic!!

x

SallyB said...

Ooh... I love the gatefold and the stamps and the colours! Fantastic!!!
my cards

tracy said...

I absolutely love it the design is amazing, and as the fishing line I think it was meant to be.
Tracy x

Rach said...

OMG!!!!
this is a fantastic creation heather, a brilliant take on the challenge.xx

de said...

Wow! Amazing interpretation of your inspiration! I love it!

Georgia said...

Absolutely brilliant Heather! I like the metal lighthouse and the colouring is superb! I also like the shape of the card - fab!
Hugs, Georgia xxx

Sarita said...

You're a genius Heather! What a fab idea, I love your little beach hut and the images are perfect!
Love Sarita xx

mar1ene said...

Wowzers Heather.. how adorable is this!!!!
Love the images, the colours are fab!
thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Marlene x

Tara said...

This is such a clever idea Heather and confirms why you have been chosen to represent so many challenge blogs. You are brilliant! xx

Chris said...

I was absolutely in awe of your fabulous card Heather when it went up on CC today, it's totally fantastic! Your creativity here is incredible, you're such an inspiration to us all. I can't imagine a more perfect card for a little boy, your colouring is stunning, the papers and little details are fantastic with your gorgeous design. Can you tell I'm in love with this card LOL! Hope you had a great weekend. Chris x

Sharon said...

Oh wow Heather, this is fabulous. What a fantastic idea for a card. Simply stunning!!

Bev said...

So amazing!!! Love the beach hut idea Heather, it's brilliant!! Such darling images and delish colours and papers. A reat stunner!!!

hugs Bev x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my...this is such an amazing card!! LOve the images and the soft beachy colors!! Sooo cute!

CraftyC said...

your card is fantastic, I love the the images and colours.
Clairex

Debbie said...

Heather...this is perfect, and fits the theme beautifully. I love it, it's so different. Gorgeous images, your colouring is beautiful.

Hugs Debbie xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is wonderful!! I love it. Your colouring isso perfect and the beach hut is a wonderful design and layout. So much work has gone into this card! Great great card!
Judy x

Tab said...

OMG Heather, your card is fabby! Love the images and how you have put it all together. The inside looks gorge too and I just love the image and how you have put the life buoy thingy round it, super super duper delish!!!!!
Hugs Tab xxx

Moni said...

Lovely card, love it! Hugs, Moni

Faerielore said...

OMG this card is amazin !!!! you have put so much work it to it, its brilliant i love it xxxx

TaraG said...

Heather, this is super adorable! I just love everything about it!!!!Great images, Great colours, Gorgeous papers, fabulous card design, sweet details and stunning colouring!!! A real winner!
Hugs,t

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

OM Goodness you totally blew me away when I saw this card ! Just how clever are you designing your own papers ! No wonder you don't have any ink left !! This is stunning and you should keep it for someone really special.

Hugs,

Jo x

Larissa said...

Wow great card! Love these colors and wow you coloured the boys so nice! Great card!!!

Hugs,
Larissa

Larissa said...

Wow great card! Love these colors and wow you coloured the boys so nice! Great card!!!

Hugs,
Larissa

Sharon said...

Just BRILLIANT Heather! Fabulous. Stunning. Amazing. Love the way this opens.
Sharon xx

Maria Matter said...

Hi Heather!
This is such a fun card! Love it!
Love the way you put it all together, after having such a difficult time! lol
You give so much attention to detail...that's what makes it a fabulous "Heather" card! Excellent job! Take care!
Blessings, Maria

Sassy Crafts said...

WOW!!! Heather this card is totally amazing. x

Jackie said...

I love your beach hut......it's just fab :)

Desire Fourie said...

Rica, this is gorgeous and such an usual design. Great interpretation of the colour combo and I love the beach boys theme. Hugs from Desire

Helen said...

This is fab! I love the beach-hut idea, and the way this cards opens!
Helen x

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