Thursday, 1 May 2008

Kristina’s colour challenge 7

One of my favourite bloggers is Kristina Werner - an amazingly talented graphic designer & paper crafter. I highly recommend visiting her blog if you haven't found it already. Recently Kristina's been posting weekly colour inspiration challenges & this is the current one:

I decided to play along, so I created this card using my brand spanking new 'Baroque Motifs' set. I've coveted this set for ages, so it was at the top of my new Idea Book & Catalogue order list.

The colours are a totally yummy combination of close to cocoa, chocolate chip, soft sky & very vanilla. The card took a little while to come together, as I usually have a layout in mind before I pick colours, so it was interesting to do this in reverse. I am happy with the end result though. So what do you think - did I meet the challenge?

Base – Cut close to cocoa base (front is 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm). Stamp cocoa greeting onto vanilla card & attach to base. Stamp swirl & a few small flowers on soft sky card with soft sky ink. Punch out scallop edge using the new smaller corner rounder (guard removed). Wrap chocolate grosgrain ribbon (retired) around the front & attach card to base. Stamp 4 small flowers in soft sky with cocoa centres (using cocoa marker for centre). Cut out flowers & position around swirl with dimensionals.

Motif: Stamp 2 large flowers (1 in soft sky, 1 in cocoa) & cut out. Stamp 1 small cocoa flower & cut out. Attach with dimensionals & a pretty 'ice' rhinestone brad. Punch out 2 choc chip 5 petal flowers & attach under flowers. Attach whole motif onto base with dimensionals.


Chrissie said...

Oh Diane... I just love this card! It is sooooooo beautiful. I have also just bought this set and I absolutely love what you have done!

Traveling Mama said...

This is very pretty! I love what you did with Kristina's challenge!

Sam said...

Challenge met and far exceeded! What an absolutely gorgeous card. Awesome attention to detail Di (as usual). Well done!


Butternutsage said...

Very stunning catches your eye immediately and is so crisp! Good job!

Kellie Jupe said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Di. It's stunning, nice work

Deanna said...

Great job! I really like it!

One Klassy Chick said...

I just love your style Di - a gorgeous use of the colours and a stunning card :)