Thursday, 24 February 2011

Hey Dude ...

... finally made it into my craft room today - albeit for a short while.  I've made a card for two challenges - the first is this week's sketch from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, and the second is the colour challenge from ColourQ














I couldn't decide what to do with the sketch this week - and then these wonderful colours were posted, and it was a light bulb moment!!  I just knew what I wanted to do.  And here's the card.


I just felt that the colours would be perfect for a card for my son Ben - they're not pastel, but bold, bright, confident colours.  So I found my Free Spirit set from Waltzingmouse Stamps and set to work.  I used one of the graffiti images and stamped in a gird in green, then over stamped in blue.  The large circle collage was stamped in pink - and die cut into a star.  Finally I used the inverted scallop die to make the circle, added a greeting and inked the edges.  I layered the star onto some holographic card, and edged the whole card with the same pink ink to bring it all together.  The colour matches are as follows:  Pear Pizzazz - Bamboo Leaves, Brilliant Blue - Danube Blue, Rich Razzleberry - Lilac Posies, and Brocade Blue - some blue card from my stash.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments
Inks:  Memento - Danube Blue, Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves
Spellbinders:  Lg Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles (S4-194) die #2, Stars (S4-092) die # 5
Accessories:  Card from stash

The card hasn't turned out quite how I planned it, but it's okay - not perfect by any means. 

We've had another busy day - and I've done my good turn - been and given blood.  It's been nearly six years since I last went - but better late than never.  Anyway, that's all for now - I'm off to read Kathryn a bed-time story, have a glass of wine and read a book!!  See you tomorrow.

15 comments:

Stella said...

This is brilliant Deborah! I just neede some inspiration and it;s alweays good to have a look here. And yes you did it again; this is a gorgeous take on both challenges; love it!
Enjoy your wine; I am off my computer in a few minutes for a glass of wine and watch my favorite program on tv....:)

Sylvia said...

Hi Deborah, What a great card for your son! Love your background on this card. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again this week.

jimlynn said...

Great card and great colors!!! Perfect card for a guy.
Lynn

Vicky Hayes said...

I really love the background on this card Deborah - it reminds me of the sunlight on a swimming pool! Glad you finally got your electricity back on!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is awesome Deborah...I would have never thought to use the tribal image to make a background paper. Well done, my crafty friend. Thanks for playing along!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your bg stamping on this Deborah! looks SO cool!!

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

Super cute! I love that background; good luck with the Colour Q challenge. Check out my submission....J

Pauline said...

Love the background on this, it's fantastic!! Those colour do look fabulous together, I would never have thought to use them together! Your son will love it!

Jackie said...

Fantastic card, I love your blue/green background :o)
Jackie xx

Paula said...

I love the grid stamping - & I still wonder at how you get an idea & then execute it. Have a good weekend.
Paula (PEP)

Sue W said...

What a fun card Deborah .....Love this one!

Wishcraft said...

Great card, love the background and bright colours :o) Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

what a great card, i really like the colours.
Kevin xx

Noelle said...

Very cool card, I love the stamped background. Thanks for playing at CQC this week! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Deb! Great BG you created! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

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