Sunday 3 May 2009

Colour Create - Red, Cream and Chocolate

Hi everyone, another lovely day today. Unfortunately I didn't make it to the boot sale today, I decided to spend longer with my lovely Mum instead. It's on again tomorrow due to the Bank Holiday, so maybe we'll pop along then if the weather's still fine.

I just couldn't believe how many gorgeous cards were about for the Colour Create challenge this week, which has been set by Mina. I'm often inspired by the cards Mina creates, but judging by the challenge entries, it seems that everyone else has been too. I'm not sure whether it was the colour scheme (one of my favourites!) or something else but I certainly couldn't wait to get started on this one.

Card Details:
* Image - Sketching Stamper
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers & epoxy Sentiment - K & Co
* Border punch - Martha Stewart 'Doily Lace'
* Everything else - my stash

The image was a digital download I purchased from Sketching Stamper a few days ago. I couldn't resist this and another download (which you'll be seeing very soon!) If you haven't visited before, do take a look as Chris's digi-stamps are just fabulous, I'm getting quite a collection now!
Unfortunately, I haven't done this lovely image any favours with my colouring today it was one of those days where no matter what I did it ended up looking worse than before, so another day when you shouldn't look too closely, I'm afraid.
I've just been explaining to my dear (and long suffering) hubby, that the reason is probably that my pens are wearing out and I'm sure a small collection of Copics might put things right. He didn't seem to believe me for some strange reason!

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely evening.


coldwaters2 said...

Lol did your DH listen to you that's the important thing. I don't think you could ever make a card that you can't have a close look at and I for one think is lovely. I have several of Chris' digi stamps and lots of others as well I think I am on my way to building nearly as big a collection as my rubber ones.
Lorraine x

Sandra Wright. said...

A stunning card Chrissie, the colour combo is gorgeous, I love everything about it.
Hugs Sandie xx

Beryl said...

Well I think you've coloured this flower beautifully - that doesn't mean to say you don't deserve some nice Copics though. A really lovely card Chrissie.
Beryl xx

Dawn Wheeler said...

Beautiful card ,gorgeous image and colouring ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

Tab said...

Oooh fab card hun, love the image and those papers are gorgeous! Love the embellies that you have used too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Unknown said...

Hya Chrissie!
Can I just say, I don't know what you're talking about!! The colouring looks perfect!
But keep on at your hubby for the copics anyway!!!
Love the card.

Maz said...

Very elegant card, just beautiful

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Stunning card Chrissie. The digi stamp looks fantastic the way you coloured it, almost like velvet. Wonderful choice of papers too. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Kimmi said...

Great Card., Its fab! Love the rose!

Kim xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous work Chrissie - good to see another Sketching Stamper fan!!

Irene said...

Hello Chrissie

I thought I had commented on your card, must be having a senior moment (LoL)

Stunning and so gorgeous I love the rose.


cats whiskers said...

This is beautiful what fabulous colouring of the lovely image and perfect papers
Hugs Jacqui x

Bev said...

Ooooh how delish is this card. WOWZERS!! I absolutely love it babe - that rose makes such a statement! x

aardvarkpest said...

Very elegant card. Love the image beautifully coloured. Lovely colour combo.


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic Chrissie. I love everything about it. If the colouring in your opinion isn't up to scratch what ever you do don't look at mine. It is fantastic. Cathy xxxx

Carole said...

Really pretty card, perfect for the CC challenge!
Carole x

Riet said...

Wowww Chrissie,what a beautiful card,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Crystal said...


Debbie said...

Oh this is stunning Chrissie, the rose image is beautiful and so is your colouring, I love the rich colours you have used. Debbie x

Heather said...

Hi Chrissie - this is gorgeous. Love your layout and that fabulous rose. Fantastic details, those papers and that heart are beautiful.
hugs Heather xx

Barbara said...

This is so beautiful and yummy! The colors are rich and I can almost smell that rose from here. Fantastic!

Niya said...

Fabulous card. I love the papers and you have colored the image beautifully.

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Chris said...

Hi Chrissie, well I'm in agreement with all the other commenters here, I think you coloured the rose fabulously and you seem to have been able to capture the texture too, brilliant! I love how you used the colours for CC this week and I agree with you that Mina's cards are such an inspiration. Thank you for your sweet words about the digi-stamps, those and the links are very much appreciated. Hope you're having a great weekend and keep plugging about the copics LOL! Chris x