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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Colour Create No 63 - Lemon, Green and White

Hello - I'm back with our next challenge at Colour Create, and the colours and picture have been chosen by my fabbie teamie, Liz - Lemon, Green and White - lovely, fresh colours to get us all thinking of Spring and warmer days. And your optional extra is to use a charm.
27 January - Challenge 62 - Sharon L Lemon Green White
Isn't this a lovely, tranquil looking room - wouldn't be like that round mine, I can tell you!!  

I don't really think of using these colours in my cards, but that's what a colour challenge is all about and I really enjoyed using them.  It also meant I could use the gorgeous Origins Papers from Basic Grey and enter the current Flower Power challenge on the Basic Grey Challenge Blog.  (The checked background paper is My Mind's Eye).  Now this little Tilda is meant to be a  Christmas stamp but apart from the holly in her bunches, I think she is great for any occasion so have masked the holly berries with a couple of pearls.  The little Hugs is from a bigger Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamp.
 I followed the great circular  sketch over on Create 4 Fun from which my card evolved as I was going along!! Having rotated the sketch to suit my image, it seemed to need a little more and I remembered this technique I'd seen people use in blog land of edging your circle with a   border using a straight edge die.  I've done this with a Martha Stewart doily punch.  I've cut my strip and then snipped the opposite edge to the pattern at intervals to enable you to follow the edge of the circle, glueing small sections as I went.  It then still seemed to need more, so I copied a lovely idea my great crafty friend, Alex, used when we had a play day with her recently - wrapping thread or string around the edge  of her image.  I've used some glittered thread and wrapped it a couple of times round the edge of my layout.

The flowers are mostly from stash with the little crochet ones having been purchased only recently when I went to the Sandown craft show. 

Our sponsor for this fortnight's challenge is The Rubber Room and I'm looking forward to feeling brightened by all your gorgeous and fresh entries for the challenge!!  Hop on over to the Colour Create challenge blog too, to see the wonderful makes from my fellow teamies and too see who won last week's prize!

To recap, my challenges for this card are:

Create4Fun - Sketch
Basic Grey  Challenges - Flower Power using Origins papers


Larisa said...

Very beautiful card!!! so beautiful colours you used for it)) Love the lace round too)

Sarita said...

This is such a feast for the eyes Julie on such a dreary day. Your card is a fab reminder Spring is only just round the corner, it's gorgeous,
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog recently Julie,
Love Sarita xx

Dena said...

Super cute Julie! Love the circle shape and all the wonderful papers you used which was perfect for our colors!!! She is adorable in yellow and green!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Julie, this looks gorgeous hun,love your details and Tilda, your intricate work has paid off, have fun, hugs Liz xx

Carole of Brum said...

Jooly, I'm never a fan of circular cards but your's just might make me change my mind! It is so eye-catching, and the colour scheme very fresh and zingy, makes us look forward to spring. Really like the MS doily edging, can't work out how you've done that! Really brill card. CoB

Di said...

Hi Julie
WOW this is a stunner!!!! i love the circular card you are very brave i wouldnt even attempt one! its just beautiful also your colouring!
hugs Di xxxx

coops said...

fantastic card julie.,the shape is fab and i love the tilda and stunning fresh colours :D

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous hun I never think of these 2 colours either, to be honest I neglect my yellows all the time....I shouldnt tho. I have this Tilda & I think she is suitable all year round as well. Love your fabulous colouring & the shape is awesome.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Bet you're gonna use green and lemon again! I absolutely must enter this challenge!
I just used the same image (stamped from your Tilda!) but I love your circular card and those lovely papers. Loadsalove Lesley

Sharon said...

Hi Julie,

I love circle cards and one is just gorgeous!
Your colouring is really beautiful :)

Sharon x

debby4000 said...

WOW this is gorgeous Julie, love the circle card and fab colours, not forgetting the cute Tilda.

louise said...

Hi Julie
beautiful card so much yummy detail and love the colours.
Louise xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Another beautiful, pretty card Julie. Just love the colour combo you have used and all your pretty details.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges and good luck !


Jo x

Eisbärin said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I think I may need to enter that challenge, too, love these colours!
Love, Alex