05 September 2015

WEEK 240 Colour Challenge

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It's time for another colour challenge and we have chosen
Green & Gold
 We would like you to keep any additional colours to neutral tones and make it obvious which two colours are this week's chosen shades.
There doesn't have to be a lot of each colour... just remember to keep your design 
Clean and Simple 
with lots of white space!

Here are our examples!


Using various green distress inks blended onto watercolour card in an 'ombre-type' 
fashion I then heat embossing the Christmas tree and sentiment from Uniko: 
Rustic Christmas with WOW gold metallic sparkle embossing powder. 
The birds are from the same Uniko set, stamped in gold delicata and for added detail I
die-cut my panel using MFT Die-namics inside out stitched rectangle stax!

On some white cardstock and using the Background Builders Vines Winter Additions set by Uniko I stamped all the elements separately, first using two green inks and then once dry I stamped the rest in VersaMark and heat embossed with Wow! gold embossing powder.  I then stamped the sentiment from Simply Said Christmas, also by Uniko, in green pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I die cut the images with a Stitched Rounded Rectangle by MFT.  I used a Paper Smooches die called Stitched three times to create the stitched rows on the card base and then popped the image panel up on 3D foam in the centre.

 Autumnal greens and golds, this is an Inkylicious stamp, masked and repeated, coloured with an assortment of Distress Inks.  There is some very fine gold embroidery thread wrapped around the panel, the sentiment is Hero Arts.

This is an Impression Obsession die-cut, randomly coloured with a deep green alcohol pen, then stamped with a splatty stamp and heat embossed in white. A little Glamour Dust was added for extra sparkle.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up (retired) and embossed in WOW Pale Gold EP.
The background is embossed with a Sheena Douglass folder. 

Remember Green and Gold and little else!



  1. Whow, this is a real challenge. But in my opinion these colors asked to be used with Christmas cards, so I made one of my first Christmas cards of this year. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

  2. great challenge, i must ponder on it a little ;-)

  3. Great challenge theme - it cried out for a Christmas card (to me at least!). Wonderful DT cards, you ladies do make some real beauties!


    Di xx

  4. Oh snigger, just peeked at the other thumbnails and it looks as if you have a forest of green and gold Christmas tree entries :) Tiiiiiiimber! xx

  5. Oops I just saw what Di wrote about the christmas trees and I used exactly the same trees as she did. Well you know what they say about great minds! Super inspiration from the DT xx

  6. Loving the colour combination and great DT inspiration x

  7. it's funny how almost all of them are christmas trees ;-) i thought they might so i wanted to stay away from that, although in full christmas card making mode ;-)

  8. it's funny how almost all of them are christmas trees ;-) i thought they might so i wanted to stay away from that, although in full christmas card making mode ;-)

  9. great creations and great challenge!



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