Saturday, 9 May 2015

52CCT - Colours .....

...  Hello, good morning!  It's time for our colour challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Patricia has picked some wonderful colours - soft pink, soft yellow and soft green - just gorgeous.  Here's my card:

Peace & Joy - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Bloom Poinsettia; PTI - Wet Paint Holiday
Inks: Stampin' Up! - So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette; Memento - Grey Flannel; Versamark
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #5; PTI - Wet Paint Holidays
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pistachio Pudding; Ranger Watercolour Paper; Gold Embossing Powder; Gold Mirri Card; Spray 'n' Sparkle - Gold; SU DP - Pink Pirouette


I took inspiration for my card from the new Muse: Christmas Visions Challenge - MCV#1 - Kimberley's card is just stunning.  I'm also submitting to Merry Monday - MM#157 where the team would like us to use dry or wet embossing on our card.  I pretty much kept to Kimberley's layout and I also used poinsettia.  I created a watercolour background using SU inks and then stamped the poinsettia in Versamark, heat embossed with gold powder and cut both flowers out.  I made the base from pale green card and die cut two panel to go on top.  I die cut the greeting from gold mirri card, stamped the ampersand and then adhered the words.  Before attaching the flowers I sprayed some gold sparkle over them both.  On the inside I cut a panel of white card, added a couple of small poinsettia and finished with a bold Christmas greeting.

Peace & Joy inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsPeace & Joy square - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I made this card yesterday afternoon just as we hit a record high temperature for the day - 30°C (86°F) - sunny and humid - not the kind of weather that makes me think of Christmas :)  Do visit the blog and check out the cards from the rest of the team.  Have fun!

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16 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

I adore this so much!!!!!! So I am jumping for JOY that you made this amazing creation and joined along!!! Truly spectacular!! Thanks for joining the MUSE Christmas Visions!! Yay!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulously striking Debs and love your colour choice. So dramatic and yummy. x

Sarah Gray said...

So soft and pretty - love the colour combo. Those Waltzingmouse poinsettias are stunning too - must check them out!

Bonnie said...

What beautiful poinsettias Deborah! Love this layout and that soft green card base! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card - love the color palette you used!

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Fantastic card, Deborah!! The colors are just so pretty!!

Katie Melhus said...

These pastel colors look lovely with the gold :) Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

April Cheetham said...

Just gorgeous Deborah! Those poinsettias look fabulous and I love the beautiful backgrounds. Fantastic card! Xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you've used the layout from Kimberly's card to make this pastel beauty! So glad you joined us for our first MCV challenge, Deborah!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow!!! Simply stunning!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Irene said...

The soft colors are just beautiful!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love how you were inspired by both Christmas challenges and the Colour challenge, combining the sketch placement from MCV and used the colours from the CC!
Beautiful!

Greta said...

Love your card, Deb! The poinsettias are just gorgeous!

Tanja said...

love the embossing - fantastic card

Patricia H. said...

There's so much to like about this card, Deborah - the delicately colored poinsettias in the opposite corners, the tilted panels, the shimmering gold touches. Wonderful job! :)

fabiola jaques said...

Elle est magnifique Déborah, chic et classe, biz

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