Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge

I have struggled all day with making this card!  I am not really sure if I like it or not, but I thought I would share it with you anyway.

My layout comes from Sketch Challenge 264 over at Splitcoast Stampers, and my colours from the very first colour challenge over at Just Add Ink, a new challenge blog hosted by Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  I love using challenges for inspiration.  It really gets the creative juices flowing!  It is also fantastic to see what everyone else comes up with using the same colours or the same layout.

The colours used are So Saffron, Taken With Teal, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.  It would have been so much easier without So Saffron, but I think that I made it work.  I got my Stampin' Pastels out, which I haven't played with in quite a while, so it was lovely to use them again.  I really do need to get them out more often!

Thanks for looking,
Purple Signature
Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Pastels, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponge Daubers


Bronwyn Eastley said...

This card is gorgeous. The pastels give it a soft look. Love the layout. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Just Add Ink!

beedivinedesigns said...

Oh I just love your card, and I love that stamp set, I will have to put it on my wish list LOL, you have done an amazing job of those pastels well done!!

Carole Stedman said...

Beautiful card, Mel. The combination of the stamp and the pastels looks great! Carole xx

Anonymous said...

I love it. Such a beautiful set - and I love the layout too. Chantell

Richelle said...

Nice work! I like the framed effect with the choc chip card :)

Richelle said...

ps: thanks for becoming a follower on my blog - I've only just added that this week and am sadly quite excited to have a couple of followers now lol :P

Karen said...

I really like it Mel!! Am so happy you put it up on your blog for us to see!

Luv Karen

kirstyj said...

very pretty. i just love a space divided into 3. thanks for joining the challenge.

Naomi Jansen said...

Wow I really love your card. My breath was taken away as the PICTURE loaded up. Then I was suprised when I read your bog and you weren't sure if you like it. I LOVE it. AWSOME JOB!

Danielle Daws said...

I love this card. I think you've done a fabulous job with the colours and you've really used the So Saffron well. I know what you mean about not being sure about whether you like a card or not (I'm like that all the time), but this really is so very, very pretty!

Amanda Reddicliffe said...

I love this card. I haven't played much with my pastels, but you've inspired me to dust them off! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink! x Amanda

Tanya Kitto said...

You have done a wonderful job usual Mel :) I'm going to head over to that challenge blog, nothing like a good challenge is there :)
Tan xox