04 August 2012

Week 79 Colour

It's real olympic fever in the UK at the moment.
It's super watching all the varied sports on our TVs with many new world records being set. It makes you wonder just how fast 'man' is going to get in the future!

As it is the first of the month and colour we have chosen
Blue & Green

There is an old saying
Blue & Green should not be seen, Unless there's a colour inbetween!
In this day and age no colour combo is taboo, in some cases the wilder the better.

You may wish to go natural, with summer blue skies and green foliage or quirky, snazzy,
navy and lime. It's completely up to you, we cannot wait to see what you come up with.

As it's a new month we have a new sponsor.
Flonzcraft is an online store in New Zealand, shipping is reasonably priced and very swift!
(Chrissie has used some of their stamps on her Crafter Stamper projects.)
 They have a vast array of stamps and we are sure you will like what you see there.

The lucky winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend online 
As a bonus, Leo from Flonz is offering 12% discount to ANYONE who emails a card to display in their gallery. Offer code LIMAD [expires November 1st 2012]

** NB this is only open to those who send a card for their gallery !! **

Here are our cards

  I used a Flonz branch stamp for my square panel, stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder. Using a sponge dauber and Tumbled Glass Distress ink I sponged from the edges, fading into the centre. The sentiment is Stampin' Up in Pear Pizazz. The butterflies are Martha Stewart also in SU Pear Pizazz and the same distress ink for the larger butterfly. Two small blue gems to finish.

A different blue cat!
 Funstamps 'Misty' I adore this stamp, I've had it years. Rather quirky in blue, but things like that appeal to me....how about you? The sentiment is Penny Black and stamped in SU Lucky Limeade to match the eyes. I used glossy accents on the eyes to finish.

We like butterflies don't we!
Here is a tiny panel, inked with a Duster brush in Lucky Limeade and when dry, stamped  with an Indigo Blu stamp using Versamark and clear embossed. The blues, Pacific Point and Night of Navy were added with the deepest shade at the top fading towards the foliage at the bottom.
It's mounted on a slightly larger mat inked directly from the pad to complement the colours on the panel.
The SU butterflies was punched from the excess of the card which remained after the panel had been die-cut and then glittered with a little Glamour Dust.
Mandi and I don't know what the other will produce for any of our challenges until we load them onto the post, but often there are similarities between them. Here we have both used the same Flonz stamp and then added butterflies... great minds think alike so they say!
My sentiment, from SU, is mounted on a cut down Spellbinder notched rectangle die-cut.

This is much more delicate looking, with an image from Hero Arts, inked with SU Markers in two shades of blue and green and mounted on an embossed panel, with a deep blue edging.
The gorgeous sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Apothecary Art set.
We have additional samples on our personal blogs so do please hop on over and pay us a visit... we like comments too!
Be as inventive as you like, but DO remember that white space and keep it Clean and Simple!


  1. Oops I did it again!! Fab challenge and cards ladies xx Jan

  2. Love these beautiful, elegant and stylish cards.
    Nice weekend and lovely greet

  3. Another super challenge, thankyou. Wow Jan that was quick, I am still trying to just focus at this time of the day lol :) Viv xx

  4. another fab challenge - have a great weekend

  5. Just posted mine, be back later to see everyone's artwork.

  6. Beautiful cards Ladies and another brilliant challenge thank you, xx

  7. Gorgeous cards ladies ! Love the colour combo :) Shirleyx

  8. Yes! I'm a bit early this time.Nice color combination, i love it!

  9. Such beautiful cards... wonderful inspiration, thank you :) xxx

  10. Looking at all these fantastic entries, you'd never have guessed that these are tricky colours!

  11. Thanks for another fabulous challenge ladies :O) As always amazing inspiration

    ali x

  12. Hi Ladies, Fab idea for a challenge yet again, I love blue and green together. It's difficult to argue with Mother Nature, she does it all the time, sky, sea, simples !!! Thanks for such brilliant samples again, every week new and wonderful inspiration, Thank you both so much, Gay xxx

  13. Great inspiration cards ladies and a fabby challenge! Blue and green equals wonderful in my book,Jo x

  14. Great inspiration and so many great entries this time around.

  15. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Also a note, to thank you for the visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  16. I'm not really here (!) but I never can resist your challenges! Vicky x

  17. Another great challenge and super DT cards and entries. Brilliant! Di xx

  18. Great challenge again this week, thanks DT xxx

  19. Great bunch of cards girls, and another fabulous challenge. xx

  20. Could not resist the challenge using my two favorite colors. Hope you all like my card. Wonderful samples and submissions for this challenge.

  21. fabulous cards from you both as always...I'm like the coo's tail this week hugs kath xxx

  22. Super colors this week and fabulous cards for inspiration.

  23. Great DT Cards, also brilliant entries. I have finally managed to get a challenge card up here. I have been very Ill again( M.S. etc) I did my card erlier in the week but ended back in bed wth a chest infection and now fluid on left lung, I struggled to get it up in time and hope I have done it right. Carole Lockhart Stuart. :)XXX

  24. Excellent challenge and super cards. So disappointed i didn't get mine in on time. i was confused about the time zones. :(



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