Monday, August 4, 2008

Alisa's Colour Challenge (ACC#5)

This is the first time I have completed one of Alisa Tilsner's Colour Challenges. You can see her inspiration piece here. I had been planning to make some masculine cards today so this colour combo fit the bill - Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Summer Sun and either Whisper White or Very Vanilla. I went with the vanilla.
I managed to knock out 3 cards with this colour combo - one for my father's birthday at the end of this week, a Father's Day card and a birthday card.
This one will be in the mail tomorrow for my Dad's birthday. I used Very Vanilla textured cardstock for the background strip and roughed up the edges to give it even more texture.
The letters are from On Board Lots of Letters. Of course, there is only one of each letter but you can double up letters by using the negative as well as the positive. I covered the letters with Summer Sun cardstock.
The stripes behind the letters are Ruby Red. I was going to complete this card having used NO stamps but the ruby stripes needed something so I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds stipple stamp. I'm very pleased with the result. I hope my Dad likes it.

This card uses the argyle stamp from Classic backgrounds. I inked using markers (Summer Sun and Ruby Red) and then stamped it repeatedly over Very Vanilla to get a full argyle background. I filled in the dots through the Summer Sun diamonds with the fine tip of the Ruby Red marker.

I stamped the greeting from Occasional Greetings on Very Vanilla using Versamark and Ruby Red and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I sponged the edges of this piece with Summer Sun and mounted it on Ruby Red. This was then mounted on the argyle background.

I used the Designer Label punch with Ruby Red cardstock, the 1 1/4" circle and 1" circle punches with Summer Sun. The larger circle was mounted behind the label and the smaller one on top with "for you" from Occasional Greetings in Ruby Red.

I'm very happy with the way this one looks too.

This 3rd one uses the argule background left over from the previous card, and a scrap of scalloped Chocolate Chip textured cardstock - I do love using up my scraps.
The image and sentiment are from Celebrate Everyday from the Spring Mini that was released last Friday. I coloured the image using a blender pen and ink pads (Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red and Summer Sun). This was punched using the Tag Punch. I then mounted it on Summer Sun and used my trimmer to cut the tag shape. The edges of theSummer Sun piece were then sponged with Ruby Red so it stood our from the argyle background.
I really like this card too. It must be the colour combination - thanks Alisa!
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1 comment:

Chrissie said...

Lovely cards... I do like these colours together. I especially like the first card with the chipboard letters!