Saturday, 23 July 2011

A splash of orange ....

... this week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe is the Colour Splash - PDCC91 - black, white and one other colour.


I always love to use black, white and one other colour - in fact our St Luke's Charity Card Challenge has the same theme this month - so I'm going to put my card into that too!  I've made a few cards this month that have featured B/W and green.  So I decided to go with ORANGE.  I had a look through my stamps and found this one - it has a really strong image that would work well inked in black and then coloured.  I stamped it in Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder.  I coloured the image with distress ink and cut it to fit the super black gloss mat, cut by my Nellie Snellen dies (not used often enough).  I added a simple ribbon and the sentiment, popped up one of the flowers which I left white and add a couple of other flowers that I coloured to match.  It's really bright and vibrant.


Stamps:  From a Create and Craft set purchased several years ago
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Spiced Marmalade
Accessories:  Nellie Snellen - Rectangles (MFD008) # 3; Ribbon, flowers and card from stash

I picked Ben up yesterday afternoon - his plane was in on time so no hanging around at the airport, but the journey home took a while.  Late Friday afternoon traffic!!  In the meantime, my Uncle and Aunt arrived, so we had a brilliant family dinner and chat.  Such fun.  But I'd forgotten just how loud teenage boys are!!

That's all for now - I'll be checking in later to see what Less is More and Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges have in store for us.  So see you later.

17 comments:

Stella said...

I hardly use orange but the way you worked with it is brilliant. I never would have thought of using it as a "background". Love the embossed stamp and the splash of orange on your flowers is beautiful. Gorgeous Deborah; you always come up with lovely ideas and I love how this card turned out.
Have a great weekend!
X

Vicky Hayes said...

Orange is completely under-rated but you've shown just how stunning it can look. That orange and black floral panel is sumptuous! Have fun with Ben - and they're not all loud, you're just lucky!

Pauline said...

What a great summery feeling card! We have actually got blue skies here this morning, so fingers crossed it stays nice for 6 weeks!

Craftilicious said...

This is a great splash Deborah - I spotted this challenge yesterday so will try to play too - hope it makes people decide to enter ours as well!
Tara x

Jackie said...

I love orange and we don't use it often enough. Fantastic card, the orange looks great with black & white :o)
Jackie xx

Donna Mosley said...

Deborah, this is so beautiful. Love the orange and black and pretty flowers.

Donna x

Stamps and Paper said...

Orange works so well with black and white....A very pretty card Deborah.

Anne

Jenny said...

Lovely card Deborah, orange isn't a colour I use a lot of but it looks stunning with black.
Jenny x

Paula said...

Striking & utterly effective - but then I've loved orange ever since I can remember.
Paula (PEP)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love Love what you did did with the black and orange, FAB!

Michele Gross said...

Those colors look wonderful together!! Glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe!

Faith A said...

Love this, orange and black to me is just so vibrant, love your flowers too

Fiona said...

Hi Deb I love that orange/black panel with the black frame! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful, bold Color Splash, Deb! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

You've created such great dimension and visual interest on your card. Thank you so much for joining in on the color splash at The Play Date Cafe.

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

So Beautiful. I love that splash of orange on the black.

Zoƫ said...

gorgeous splash of colour and design.

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