Saturday, 4 August 2012

CCMC212 - Color Challenge

I've made a few cards today, including another masculine one for this challenge. All good, until I double-checked the colours!!
I used a large amount of the wrong shade of red and forgot about Sahara Sand, using Basic Gray instead.OOOPS!!!
A lovely card never-the-less to add to my samples, and even this one has had a slight adjustment made after I photographed it.
Just one of those days I think.

Secretly, I wanted to be at Melbourne (Vic, Australia) Regionals today, but it is only three weeks since I had surgery and I am not permitted to drive, nor am I really fit enough for that much excitement just yet.

2012 Create Challenges-028

With our new catalogue release less than a month away, I think I am safe to use Fabulous Florets, a very popular stamp returning from the Summer mini. I stamped in black Stazon onto First Edition DSP and cut it out with the Framelits Labels Collection and also used two consecutive sizes to cut the black frame. After stamping two different blossoms from Fabulous Florets onto Real Red, I fussy cut by hand, inked the edges of the petals and curled them this way and that way with a file from the Distressing Kit (retiring this month). After popping a mini glue dot on the back, I positioned the three flowers.

The shaped panel is raised on Stampin Dimensionals and sits on a square of Sahara Sand dry embossed with Perfect Polka Dots. Now, originally I had stamped the small label from Apothecary Art and cut it with the matching die. It has Faux mother-of-pearl  sponged with Shimmer Paint and tiny pearls in the centre of the teeny flowers but it photographed so badly (too sombre by far) so I decided to quickly change the tag before the light faded too much to take another photo. I think the one above, with that extra touch of Real Red in the Boho Blossom is the better version - what do you think?

Just a close-up of my fussy cut flowers - this size is fiddly but look quite good.

Now, hop on over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what everyone has made for this color challenge here.

And hopefully, I will soon hear some news/see some photos of todays event,

enjoy the weekend



  1. I think both cards are pretty fantastic! I love the leaves stamped on the Newsprint and the curled effect on the flower petals is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  2. Hi Rachel. I love you card, well actually, I love both of you cards. We must live within an hour of each other. Which suburb are you in

  3. Sorry, not sure what happened there. I live north of Melbourne too? And can not wait foe the new catalogue to come out. Thanks for playing at Create with Connie and Mary.

  4. Love the cards. I think I like that greeting with the little touch of red best. Saturday was lots of fun - pics coming tomorrow so keep an eye out for a newsletter. ;-)

  5. Stunning!! I love the red flowers against the neutral background! They really pop off the card!! Thanks for playing the Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Really pretty. I like how you curled the flower edges to give them dimension and a natural look. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  7. Great card. I prefer the smaller tag as it just sets if off perfectly.

  8. WOW...what a wonderfully striking card! Love how you added all the dimension with your flowers! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  9. Wow, the flowers really POP on the neutral background! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  10. Very pretty card and great job with the fussy cutting! Thanks for playing with the CCMC team this week!


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