Thursday, 27 August 2009

Colour Create Challenge


This is the first time I have entered the Colour Create Challenge, but I was so inspired by Mina's card when I saw it on her blog that I decided to give the colour scheme a go! It all tied in perfectly with me itching to use my Stempelglede grunge hearts set and the fact I needed to make an Anniversary card for my hubby! The colour scheme is ruby red, cream and gold which are gorgeous together and an option to use gems.

As the paper had "you and me" on it I was trying not to cover it up and it all ended up a bit of a nightmare! I have embossed the heart stamp and then used red luster rub on over the top. I stamped the full stamp directly onto the card and then stamped it again but just used the middle part to layer over the top. The detail on these stamps is incredible, I'm so pleased to have got hold of them at last, I've wanted them for ages!

Yes, I know, it is for my husband and I've used flowers but I was stuck for things to put on really and I figured that there's nothing wrong with giving a red rose to your husband on your wedding anniversary right??

Inside I've used some more stamps from the Stempelglede heart set, the flourishes and grunge edges. I have also rubbed yellow luster rub on along the edges of the cream card which has worked really well to give a golden glow to it! More flowers again but I've tried to give them a masculine touch with the buttons LOL! The paper I've used has lots of different love sentiments on it so I have simply cut one out for the inside and left the other side blank for my message. The gorgeous flourish has been stamped with brushed cord distress ink. It was nice to have the time to do the inside of a card again, my last few have been neglected due to complete lack of time! All the workmen finished yesterday so I feel like I have my house back, allbeit a very dusty, untidy house in need of a LOT of decorating!
Hope you like the card, it was very strange to make a card without colouring an image but I'm quite pleased with the overall result! x
Images: Stempelglede grunge flourish hearts collection
Paper: Sandylion Valentine words
Roses: The Hobby House
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon, lace and gems: from stash
Other tools: silver embossing powder, clear embossing ink, heat gun, luster rub ons in red, yellow and bronze, Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed cordoruy

13 comments:

Abby said...

Oh Jane I'm so glad to be your first post...what a wonderful treat to start my day...this card is magical and beautiful and perfect! Have a beautiful day!

Abby:)

Tracey said...

Oh wooow your card is stunning.I can see so much work has gone in to this .

angel wishes tracey x

iReneM said...

What an utterly gorgeous card!!!
I love those Stempelglede stamps. I have not heard of them before.
Happy anniversdary to you both :-)

x

scrappyjan said...

Jane, This card is very very cute! I love your embossing!!! Beautiful..
Thank you for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
hugs, janny

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Jane this is so lovey, great details, hugs, Claire xx

June said...

wow what amazing detail and design
beautiful
hugs June xxx

Sharon said...

Stunning card Jane. Everything about it is sensational. Ooooh! I'm so jealous; I'd love to own the Stempelglede grunge hearts set. Your card is styleish and romatic at the same time. Excellent work. Thank you for sharing your card with us and thanks for joining us at Colour Create. (I hope we'll see you again).
Sharon xx

Stephanie said...

This card is too beautiful for words - I'm so impressed hun!

Have a great weekend Jane
Hugs
Steph x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!!!
Jane this is so stunningly beautiful!
I am so in love with this card it is just so amazing!
hugs
kim x

Rica said...

Just so beautiful Jane. A perfect anniversary card - (roses for a man - on an anniversary - Most Certainly!!!) A wonderful use of the colours.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

cats whiskers said...

Stunning card dear, just adore everything about it have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Juls said...

wow!! this is just so beautiful!! I love it!

Mina said...

stunning card Jane, I love how you used this weeks colours, so beautiful and that stamp on the front...wow...thanks for joining in with the ColourCreate challenge
Mina xxx