Sunday, 13 February 2011

CR84FN15 ...

... it's that time again!!  I swear each week goes by just that bit faster!!  We've had so many wonderful entries to last week's challenge, it's great to see so many of you returning week on week!  And this week - we've got yet more lovely colours to inspire you.  Fresh, bright, cool - teal, green and yellow!  Lush!!


The inspiration pictures are by Leslie from A Creative Mint - a great place to visit!!  I love these crisp, bright shades!

After all the warm and romantic shades of reds, pinks, lilacs and  browns, it was a pleasure to see a different colour palette.  I had a sketch drawn and a rough idea of my card in my head, but the card here is not what I started out to make!!  In fact it's quite clean and simple!!


I started off wanting to make a bright, funky, retro card for my son.  I picked up my favourite guy set - Free Spirit from Waltzingmouse and stamped the circle collage onto my card in a pale green.  Then I realised that this card wasn't going to be for Ben!!  No, it turned out to be softer, more delicate and far more feminine than planned!!  The retro circles ended up being the backing, not the focus, on the card.  The focus turned out to be the greeting - "Go for it!"  in teal on a pretty beaded oval, nestling in a tropical flower and leaf arrangement.  The dark green border here is not part of the card, it is simply to show the curved corners which couldn't be seen in the original photo!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Words of Wisdom
Inks:  Memento - London Fog, New Sprout, Bahama Blue;  Distress - Tumbled Glass
Spellbinders:  Beaded Ovals (S4-294) die # 2, Assorted Leaves (S4-076)
Promarkers: Soft Lime, Yellow, Sunflower

Now for more inspiration check out the rest of the team's blogs - they have some wonderful cards to share with you.


Don't forget that our Guest Designer this month, is Stella - do check out her blog too!  I can't wait to visit your blogs and see your wonderful designs.  Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

20 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty! Love the sentiment nestled in your flower blossoms!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Deborah! So tropical like! Love the pretty yellow flowers!

Pauline said...

LOvely card Deborah, love the layout.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, lovely Spring colours :o)
Yes, the time flies so quickly everything is a blur sometimes LOL.
Jackie xx

joanne wardle said...

beautiful spring colours. I just wish spring would hurry up!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely card. The stamping in the background is soft and sweet. Adorable flowers they really pop.

Susan Hogan said...

Very pretty Deborah and No, it is not for a boy - too feminine. Tell me about time - it was supposed to be something I had to play with when I retired - fat chance! Hope the weather is holding up - not too cold. Thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Deborah, WOW! you've done it again, another absolute stunner. Love the fresh colours and the gorgeous sentiment/flower creation.

Donna x

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful flowers Deb. Makes me feel like going to Hawaii. :)

Andrea M said...

Pretty and tropical Deb! Much needed in this nasty winter weather :) Great use of the colors!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Definitely makes me want to go on a tropical vacation.. LOL!

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, LOVE how everything is so soft and subtle and then POW! That sentiment just jumps right out at you! FAB card!

Stella said...

Its amazing how you combined this weeks'colors with white. I imeediately thought of a card in the colors of the challenge but néver ever thought of white as a card base. Thank you for the inspiration :)
I love the subtle look of this card. So elegant and I love your flowers. It would take me hours to create a beauty like this and you call this CAS? :) OK; CAS means chique and stunning!

Buffy said...

Lovely card, soft colouring, superb. The way you used the spellbinder dies, brilliant.
Buffy x

themessycraftroom said...

Hi, a very pretty card. I've looked at some of your blog and you've made some beautiful cards. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. Hugs x Chris B

Paula said...

I love those flowers against the teal sentiment which is utterly striking in the little beaded oval. The creative process is such a strange animal....... never ceases to amaze me as I never end up with what I've started. that background is so versatile.
Paula (PEP)

Meredith said...

*sigh* you make me miss Hawaii!! :) I agree, having these colours to work with this week was quite refreshing!

stempelplatz said...

amazing card! wonderful spring colors.

Bianca

Silke Ledlow said...

Deb, your bright card is so perfect and beautiful! Awesome CAS design! Hugs ~S~

Ginny said...

What a beautiful card. I love how feminie it turned out. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the embellishment that you used for your greeting.

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