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Thursday, 12 August 2010

My first time to set the challenge at Colour Create!!

Yes, as it says in the title my time has come to pick the photo for the new challenge on Colour Create!  And it's a bit different from the fabby hot and bright colours from the last!!  We had some fantastic cards entered  for Victoria's challenge - don't forget to hop over and see who's won the fab collection of Stampin Up goodies.  Here's my pic:

I love the shabby chic, muted tones of the pic and the colours to use are Ivory, Duck Egg Blue and one other colour of your choice from the photo! Oh and the optional extra is shabby chic (of course!) 

Our sponsor this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking so hope you can join us to be in with the chance of a fabby prize!

And here's my card:

I've used this gorgeous retro cling stamp from Hero Arts and coloured it with a mixture of the AquaMarkers for the skin and blue dress, and distress ink for the green dress.  I also aged the background pattern with Old Paper Distress Ink.
 My papers are a mixture of Basic Grey Capella and Tim Holtz Lost and Found.  I made the background circle shapes by drawing round the lid of a Petal Point ink set and then round the base for the slightly bigger piece.  The flowers were made with the TH Tattered Florals die and the leaves with a Sizzix die.  I distressed the edges and then inked with various Distress Inks for the shabby chic look.  Rest of the embellies are from stash.
Finally, I've used the fabulous sketch over on Sketch and Stash this week and I have to say it was brilliant to use (note to self, must keep a record of it to use again!) I used the Hero Arts stamp which I've had for a couple of months but not used before.  I suppose my neglected stash would be the Petal Point Inks even though I used them to draw round and not the actual inks - tee hee!

Hope you like my photo choice and that I will get to see lots of lovely creations over the next fortnight!  Don't forget too to visit the blogs of the rest of the Colour Create DT- you're in for a treat!!


Faerielore said...

WOW darling this is stunning, love the fab image and distressing is amazing, truely beautiful xxxxx

Sharon said...

Julie I just loved the picture that you chose for your first challenge! Fabulous colours :)
Your card looks wonderful, such great flowers and buttons combined with the fab image!

Sharon x

Di said...

This is gorgeous thete is so much detail to look at. I love your image and the background, also just love those flowers! this is a fabulous card for your first challenge and just loved the colours you chose this week!
well done!
Big hugs Di xxx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Julie
Fabulous image, beautiful details too!
Love the colours you chose for your challenge!

Karen x

coops said...

wow this is fabulous loving the vintage ladies and fab backing paper.
your embellies are gorgeous and i love your colours and fab layout.

xx coops xx

Dena said...

Very pretty card Julie! Your image is sooo elegant looking! Gorgeous flowers! I loved your choice of colors this week sweetie! Great one!
Hugs, Dena

Mina said...

fantastic choice Julie, the colours are lush...your card is stunning perfectly shabby chic
Mina xxx

CraftyC said...

Hi teamie, Just love your card. Fabulous colours and so beautifully embellished. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and lets hope the weather perks up a bit tomorrow!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I can't believe I entered the challenge and then didn't leave a comment on your fabulous card, Julie. It is brilliant. I know you love these images. Love the TH flowers and bow and pins. GORGEOUS! Love, Lesley

Kathleen said...

lovely card Jules!!
i used the colour combo for a card - didn't realize it was your choice!!!
kathleen mc xx

Dawn said...

Stunning card, love the colours and layers..


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Julie :-) I love everything about this ,, its FANTASTIC !! love the photo inspiration too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

you could enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge too :-)