Saturday, 25 March 2017

CCT - Colours ....

.... Morning! I didn't get chance to make a card last for our colour challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT06, so I've done one this week. Our colours this week are CREAM, BURGUNDY AND LIME. I've made a really clean and simple card for our reminder post, in fact I CASE'd an old card of mine (see the original below):

Xmas Day - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Woodware - Xmas Day
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Zig Clean Colour Brushes; Distress Markers; Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Clear; Clear Embossing Powder; Signo White Pen

Even though this is a really CAS card, it has a lovely warm, vintage feel as I opted for a dark burgundy and very rich cream to colour the image. I stamped the image on water colour card and embossed it with clear powder. I used Distress markers for the background and numbers. On the background I put some colour around the image and then used an aqua brush to spread the ink a little. On the numbers I added some ink and then used a clear sparkle brush to move the ink. On the leaves I used a Zig Clean Colour brush in bright lime - once again I used the sparkle to move the ink. I cut the image out, edged it with a black marker and adhered it flat to the card. The inside isn't done yet. I'm submitting this to Jingle Belles - JB:17:06 where they want to see bling - it's subtle here, but it is here!

Xmas Day detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsXmas Day sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I was having such fun with this one, that I decided to make another - this time with WHITE, BRIGHT RED AND GREEN.

Xmas Day 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Woodware - Xmas Day
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Zig Clean Colour Brushes; Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Clear; Clear Embossing Powder; Signo White Pen

This time I've gone for a really clean, fresh look - still lots of sparkle because I used the Spectrum Noir sparkle brush to move the inks on the leaves and numbers. I added the snowflakes with a white pigment pen. The inside isn't done on this one either.

Here's the one that I made in 2015 - I used Copics on this one, full details can be found here:

You've still got plenty of time to join in with our challenge. The colorus are a bit non-traditional, but I think they are just lovely. Deadline for submission is midnight BST on Friday 31st March, that's 7.00pm EDT. Have fun!



Sue Lelli said...

Love that stamp! Pretty cards, Deb!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun stamp ... I love the glittery sparkle ... so glad you're helping is *bling* in the holidays at jingle belles.

Ek Gorman said...

Well, we may have had to wait a bit to see this card, but it was sooooo worth the wait. What an amazing card. I just love how you used all the color challenge colors in this!!!!! Beautiful!!!

Lucinda said...

I love your distressed colouring in these cards - the burgundy is my favourite, the colours are so warm and rich, very Christmassy! Lucinda

lauren bergold said...

what an incredibly lovely card-- in every color way!!! i have to confess that when i heard the words, "burgundy, cream and lime" i was surprised... but you have singlehandedly converted me to wanting to use those shades now! (with sparkly glitter topping, obviously!!!) :) thanks for helping us "bling on the holidays' at JINGLE BELLES! <3

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