... 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!