06 June 2015

Week 227 Colour

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For our Colour Challenge this week 
we have chosen
You do not have to make an interpretation of a sunset, although of course you are free to do that, but merely use the colours which this word brings to your mind.
We did wonder about adding a sunset picture, but wondered if that would influence your thoughts too much and so decided to leave it to your imaginations.
Having looked at sunset pictures on the internet, there are lots of colours to choose from, but remember to keep your design Clean and Simple with lots of White Space.

Aqua tint inks were dropped onto a piece of card and then spritzed with water to make them run into each other. When dry, part of the card was used to show through the die-cut slash in the front panel and the rest for the Spellbinders sentiment and the base layers of the Memory Box butterflies.
Other dies are from Simon Says Stamp.

Card Recipe:
I've gone with a sunset-type coloured skyline although I'm no artist!
Using blended distress ink: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade,
Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry
Clearly Besotted: Life's a Circus stamp;
 sentiment from the Design a Tree set both heat-embossed


I blended Distress inks in Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade then stamped the tree from Clearly Besotted's Birch Trees set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I die cut a panel from this using an MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle.  I mounted this on 3D foam with the sentiment from the same set stamped vertically alongside it.

I have used Distress Inks to get a wintry look to my landscape:  Barn Door, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade.  Sounds yummy doesn't it!  The stamps are from several of Jenny Mayes' Hobby Art Scene-Its.

As always, please visit the DTs personal blogs where there are inevitably more examples to give you extra inspiration... and they like comments too! 


  1. Fabulous collection of inspiring cards! Just lovely.
    Chrissie, I think Blogger may have messed with your editing in Anne's description.

    1. Thanks so much Elaine...don't think it was Blogger...think it was me!
      I hope I've sorted it now!
      Chrissie xx

  2. Lovely challenge with great colors. I've done my best to make something beautiful. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

  3. What fun!IWhat beautiful inspiration from the DT again this week- can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week :)
    Nessa xxx

  4. great challenge and fab dt cards!

  5. Awch such a fun challenge, such gorgeous inspiration cards, so much mojo flowing,...... BUT I'm on vacation right now and hubby had said NO to my question if i could bring some craft stuff along. So here i am being jealous at you guys LOL feeling sorry for myself not being able to craft. Hubby said it was time for me to get less addicted to my crafting.
    Oh well sigh, the weather is superb 36C° LOL
    Sending you love and hugs,
    Veerle xxx

  6. This is a great challenge. Well done to all the DT for providing such wonderful inspiration :)



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