Saturday, 7 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge Two - Peach and Aqua

Good morning all!

I'm delighted to be back with my second Design Team card for Colour Create. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us last week; what an amazing response :o)

Here are the details of this week's challenge then:

Please make your card using Peach and Aqua. You can also use cream/white for your cardstock and flesh colours for any images.

There is an extra option available which you can use if you wish, although this isn't compulsory. This week's option is 'DIY flowers', which means not using any pre made, bought flowers on your cards and projects. Here are some ideas which might help:

Stamp a flower onto card and cut it out

Punch and layer flowers

Die cut flowers

Doodle your own flowers

Stitch flowers

Peel and mount stickers to form a flower

Use shaped petals eg, hearts to form a flower

Make flowers from Nestie shapes

Make a ribbon flower

I'm sure there are lots more ways, please feel free to come up with your own! Don't forget that embossing, distressing, ink edging, etc will all add to the effect and you could add a stamen to the centre. Also glitter, glossy accents, liquid pearl drops might work well. Unusual materials might include tissue paper, vellum, acetate, chipboard...... just a few ideas.

For my card I used a freebie stamp which came with a craft magazine this month. I created my DIY flowers by using a Sizzix Die for the outer layers and then stamping a smaller flower for the centre.


Image - Freebie Set
Sentiment - Scrappy Cat
Flowers Stamp - Freebie Set
Hearts Stamps - Magazine Freebies
Papers - Scraps from my stash
Dies - Sizzix Dhalia, Sizzix Leaves, Nestabilities Hearts
Embossing - Cuttlebug Hearts
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Pearls from my stash

I hope you can join us this week, these really are fun colours to work with and I know you'll enjoy creating your DIY flowers.

TFL xxx


kyllimarjaana said...

Hello from Finland .
I like your blog and cards . Nice colours and settings .

Jilli said...

Tara, this is just stunning, love the colour scheme and can't wait to play. The stamp is fab, even more so cos its a freebie lol! Fab layout and design. Jillix

Georgia said...

I really love this card, Mum! It's so pretty! I've linked my card on the Colour Create blog.
Love, G xxxxxxxxxxxx

Tab said...

oooh delish card sweetie! Love the freebie stamp, and the DIY flowers are just fabby!
Hugs Tab xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow dear this is really stunning, I love the way you have placed the hearts fabulous and your flowers are devine. Must try to have a go at this one going to search through my paper and card
Hugs Jacqui xxx

sandra_w said...

Woww!! This is so lovely!!

Hugs, San

The Crafty Den said...

Fab card Tara, you must have read my mind because I found some aqua tissue paper this week and was going to punch out some flowers and add them to my cards (great minds eh?) Your card is beautiful, I love your flowers. Hugs, Denise x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love it and fab colour combo!!
Hugs, Marlene x

Riet said...

woww Tara what a beautiful card.

hugs Riet.xx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love it. These freebie stamps are fantastic, aren't they ? I love the flowers you have made.

Have a great week and keep warm.

Speak soon,


Jo x

Sarita said...

I was blown away when I saw this Tara. it is a stunner. Fab composition, and I love those 2 little birdies and your flowers are gorgeous-really delicate. And to think not only does it look amazing in these colours you did most of it with freebies! You are a very clever girlie,
Love Sarita xx

Anne I P said...

Oh my! What a pretty card! I love the details, papers and the colours you used -wonderful!!!I vant to be a follower of your blog!!

Love from Norway, Anne

Sharon said...

Delicious! The way your have bits overlapping the edge of the card is superb. I love your flowers! It's a stunning creation.
Sharon xx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tara and I love the colour combo

Pascale said...

Beautiful card Tara! I have this freebie set and have been using it all weekend. Have not used this image yet so thanks for the inspiration. Pascale :)

Alison said...

Stunning card Tara, love the DCWV papers I only have 1 sheet left and just stroke it now lol. The flowers are fantastic and the cute birdies. Love it.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layout, and those flowers are fab!
Helen x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Tara and love the cute bird image and fabulous flowers, hugs, Nikix

Chris said...

Fabulous card Tara! The design is absolutely stunning, I love how everything overlaps the top edge and the flowers you made are so beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your choccy cake...mmmmm Chris x

Sarita said...

Hi Tara,
Got your latest e-mail but had problems sending you a reply-Arrgh!! Gotta change my ISP, but in the meantime I will try again this evening when I get home from work,
Bye for now,
Sarita xx

Kim Piggott said...

Tara this card is so gorgeous!
Love those colours and your papers and image just lovely.
Your flowers so pretty!
kim x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love this colour combo.
Missed last weeks challenge, but hope to get mine done in time this week!
Michele x

Bev said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tara, love the design and the sweet image. I've actually got a card made for this weeks challenge, just got to photograph it now (missed out last weeks, ran out of time!)

hugs Bev x

gina g said...

gorgeous card Tara luv the flowers. luv gina xx

it did seem like spring here the other day honest didn't last long though, mind you we not had as much snow as you lol. luv gina xx

Faye said...

Super gorgeous!

Faerielore said...

brilliant card, was looking at that mag with those stamps .... can see another trip back to whsmiths now hehehehe