Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kristina's Colour Challenge #55

Hello There!!!! Hope you are all well... It's been FREEZING here today. It's time for Kristina's Colour Inspiration Challenge, and I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to get this card done on time... well ok to be honest, I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. But, I've FINALLY managed to finish it and get it posted for you to have a looksie at.

I got my inspiration for this card from Dawn's gorgeous handmade flowers and used the layout from this card from the lovely Ann. And of course the colours from the talented Kristina. WOW that's a HUGE amount of INSPIRATION!!!

The colours we had to play with today were Vanilla, Rust, Grey and Mustard.

Here's what I came up with:-

Here's the GORGEOUS inspiration photo from Kristina... isn't that Skirt gorgeous and THOSE shoes.... well say no more!!!!

I fluffed around with this card for AGES!!!!... and it quite nearly didn't make it to a photographing, nor Blogging state. I finally settled on Very Vanilla as the base and then added some Really Rust card and DSP (from Falls Flowers - RETIRED). Then some Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain and a More 4 Mustard button ( also Retired. The layers of the flowers are Really Rust, More Mustard, Very Vanilla and the centre and leaves are Basic Grey. I've added a clear button to the centre too.
The sentiment is from the hostess set 'Sweet Little Sentiments' and I've stamped that in Really Rust and mounted it onto some more Rust cardstock.

Hope you like it. And a HUGE thankyou to the lovely ladies cards that inspired my creation.

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Sweet little Sentiments ( Hostess)
Very Vanilla, Really Rust, More Mustard, Basic Grey, Falls Flowers DSP (retired)

Ink:- Really Rust
Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Edge Punch, More Mustard button (retired)


Winter said...

So cute! I love the flower and that clear button! Great job! :)

Anonymous said...

Great card Sarah! That button is super cute!

Ann said...

Wowza, that flower is STUNNING! Glad I could give you a bit of inspiration. ;)

LeAnne said...

Ditto Ann: Wowza, that flower is amazing! Lots of layers really makes it look lush and full! Great job. I want some of that DP, we don't have it anymore :(

Maureen P said...

Love everything about this card! The DP, the ribbon and that gorgeous flower!!

A Stamper's Journey said...

Love your card. very pretty!


Carol Dunstan said...

well I'm glad you did get it finished because it is gorgeous! The flower looks great, did you stamp on the clear button?

Tanya Kitto said...

GORGEOUS Sarah. Thanks so much for sharing The colours are wonderful aren't they, & I just LOVE that flower :D
Have a wonderful day

Kim J. said...

Ditto to what everyone else has said -- this card is beautiful! I don't think I've seen a flower with that many layers before, and I must say that I LOVE it!

Julia Aston said...

beautiful card! love that wonderful flower!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh my...this is stunning! Fabulous design and your flower is awesome!

Stamp and Smile said...

Aww, just TOOOO cute Sarah!! Love the warm colors and your flower is amazing and so dimensional!! TFS... :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flower.

Kristy Young said...

Very gorgeous! Love the flower!

Anna Fourie said...

hi sarah, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! *had* to come and check your stuff out in return (and i love it, by the way!) and was most excited to see that you do keesh's challenges, and then i think i saw that you're part of her team... did i get that right? i've just signed up under keesh, so hopefully i'll get to meet you!

anyway, off to have bit of a better look at your stuff and see what ideas i can pinch... i mean, uh... incorporate...

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I love the way you do flowers like this. I am definitely going to borrow this idea. So watch out for another link to your site ;)

Christine Blain said...

OH.MY.GOD. This card takes my breath away. Love everything about it!