Saturday, 19 February 2011

Circle Circus ....

... well, what else could I use for the challenge over at My Time to Craft - they want to see circles - lots of them!!  And for the colour inspiration, what better than the scrummy colours over at Colour Q this week.



Now, I've explained before that I don't have any Stampin' Up! inks or papers, and I have to try to match these colours as best I can.  And I think I've done a reasonable job this time.



I love these circle stamps from Stampin' Up!  - they are so versatile, and they work particularly well on cards for guys.  And I think this one's suitable for a man.  I got a super pack of A6 kraft cards in my local craft shop this week - so much easier than having to make each card!  I started off by randomly stamping a few of the circles in Versamark and then clear embossing them.  The larger circle images were stamped with Versamark and distress inks, then clear embossed.  I used Faded Jeans - Not Quite Navy, Tumbled Glass - Baja Breeze, Fired Brick - Cherry Cobbler, and Spiced Marmalade - Tangerine Tango.  I used the coordinating Stampin' Up! punches to cut the circle out.  Then it was simply a case of arranging them on the card base.  Finally, I added a greeting using white detail embossing powder.  The card design is loosely based on FTL114.

Scouts last night was great fun - but unfortuantely, we weren't able to see the stars owing to a very thick layer of cloud!!!  Still the kids had fun learning about the Solar System, a bit about space exploration and some of the constellations.  Hopefully, we'll get an opportunity to actually look at the stars soon.

Half-term holidays have started in our area.  Ben arrives today, he'll be staying with us for the holidays.  Really looking forward to seeing him.  Who knows, Ben may even decide to talk about school and what he's been up to recently!!  Kathryn has lots of plans for the week off - lots of activities, hopefully a trip or two to the cinema and a sleepover too!  Consequently, I may not be able to post as often as I'd like.  But I should be back again later today with a few more posts.  Take care, see you soon.

12 comments:

Pauline said...

This is a great take on the colours, I too haven't any stampin up inks or papers, but there are always alternatives!

Jackie said...

Well you have certainly fulfilled the requirement of circle, very eyecatching card :o)
Jackie xx

Sylvia said...

Hi Deborah! Nice take on the challenge. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again with us this week.

Paula said...

Sounds like you are going to be very busy & I do hope you have a good time with Ben. I love the combination of Kraft & white & I think you do a pretty good matching job with the Memento inks. Love the way you've picked up the textures in the photo with your circles.
Paula (PEP)

jimlynn said...

Wow! This is just fantastic! Love it!!
Lynn

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Deb! Love all the various patterned/colored circles!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Deborah, You've done a great job with the colours. Love those fab circle stamps and how you've layered them.

Donna x

Pat said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Stella said...

I don;t have any SU supplies too but you created a gorgeous colors with the supplies you do have. A perfect match! Love it and yes; great for a masculine card!

Sue W said...

Love what you did with this challenge Deb! I have these stamps too.....love them!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Deborah, thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! I decided to pop over to see what crafty stuff you do, and I found this cool card! I love the colorful circles and all of those fun patterns!

Christina said...

This is fantastic, Deborah! Love the fun arrangement of the circles and the watermarked background. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

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