Sunday, August 9, 2009

Keesh's Colour Challenge #11

Back again! I've become hooked on Keesh's challenges. She is phenomenally talented and a lovely, lovely lady as well. Check out her blog & see how she and some fellow SU demoes just raised over $4000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. How awesome is that?
Anyway, I was really scared by the colours in this challenge at first, but I had so much fun that I made 2 cards, all after spending a day teaching my class. I am so blessed, what a great group they were, makes it more fun than work.
Anyway, here are the colours:

I was lost for ideas at first, so stood staring at my, considerable, stamp collection. "Cheep Talk" caught my eye & I thought the colours might work. I CASEd the layout from the front cover of the current IB&C. This is what i came up with -

I was quite happy with it, but the I saw the retired set "Summer by the Sea" and I wondered if it would work with these colours. In hindsight, I think one of the cards in last years IB&C might be in similar soft tones. I really like water colouring, and SU's watercolour paper is fabulous. Another friend's daughter is having her 10th b'day soon (see why I need so many kid related stamp sets even though I don't have kids???) so I decided this could be her card. I was actually pretty stoked with how it turned out.

I stamped the image in black Stazon ink and then outlined the image with my Stampin Up markers (love these!!!), before filling in the colours with my aquapainter & inks. I used the same DSP as before (Washington Apple). I stamped the '10' with a retired stamp set "whimsical numbers", covered the numbers in Crystal Effects & then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds. I do love a bit of sparkle on a girl's card. I'll put the recipe below.

Thanks for calling past, have a great weekend,
Fi xox

Recipes -

Cheep Talk -
Stamps: Cheap talk
Card: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie CS, Washington Apple DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Bashful Blue ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Soft Subtles Buttons, Glue Dots

Summer by the Sea -
Stamps: Seaside Sketches (ret), Whimsical Numbers (ret)
Card: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie CS, Watercolour paper, Washington Apple DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Black Stazon
Accessories: Aquapainter; Twill Tape; Bashful Blue ribbon; Scallop Edge, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches; Earth Elements Buttons; Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Glue Dots.


Chook said...

Both your cards look lovely Fiona. Great colouring on the second one.

Sharyn said...

how lovely is that second card. That's a great tip for outlining with the markers first. You're so clever


Fiona these cards are both beautiful and two at that!!!
Wow that colouring on the second card is to die for!!
I think you have outdone yourself this time :)
Have a great week!

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful job with the challenge - I love both of these cards!

Kylie said...

Great job on Keesh's colour challenge, Fiona!
Love the cute 'Cheap Talk' card, I find this stamp set so hard to use and I love what you done with the set.
Your second card is soooooooo pretty, your colouring is amazing!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Kristy Young said...

Both cards look fabulous! That second card has made me want to buy it heheh thanks for that lol.

Makeesha Byl said...

Fiona, these are both adorable! I think you did an amazing job with the challenge! Thanks so much for playing. Love Keesh x

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