Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Colour Create

I was looking at an online advertisement for some craft shop or other and saw this stamp for sale. I had bought this one at a craft fair in Suffolk the last time I went to visit my son (we're going again this weekend, I wonder if there'll be any more craft fairs around?). It was half price!! Until today I'd never used it, and so that was all the encouragement I needed to dig it out!
I coloured the hearts with Promarkers and the added a thin wash of Perfect Pearls in a similar shade. I used the same Promarkers to colour the card I used for layering. It matches the free downloaded paper from the Canon Scrapbook site really well.
Colour Create's challenge is Ivory, Duck-egg plus one other colour, I've got a sort of coppery sandy colour.
ABC's Challenge this week is Blue... this could be an iffy one for this card... is duck-egg, blue or green? For this challenge, I'll say it's blue!
Crafts and Me - Petals and Pearls (both very small... zoom in and you'll see them))
One salutary lesson I learned was to keep inked stamps away from card components... I had the topper all ready to put on the card, when it dropped onto the uncleaned stamp, face side down of course. Whah, whah! I had to make a whole new one... stamping, colouring, die-cutting layering... the lot!
Hey Ho! But I quite like the end result!


  1. Beautiful card Chrissie, eminently suited for a wedding anniversary or engagement, and for my money I always say 'duck egg blue' :o)
    I coloured an image yesterday and cut out all the bits and made up a decoupage with it for a challenge card. It looked great, ready for me to make the card today but what happened? The silicone glue stained the colours so into the bin it went. I have to start over again now :o(
    Jackie xx

  2. I love the colours in that one Chrissie.

  3. Another beautiful card Chrissie, love the colour :-)
    Anne x

  4. Lovely card Chrissy, and I hunt out stamps when I see that they have suddenly got dearer too!!

  5. just love this card, its beautiful!

  6. gorgeous card, love taht stamp, I think I used to have a similar one of flowers!


  7. OOh you finished it I spied it on your desk on my visit, now it's gorgeous, love the colouring:D xx

  8. Lovely card - I have done that exact same thing before now - finished something, admired it, then promptly dropped it onto an uncleaned stamp. I wish I could say that this had made me take more care about cleaning my stamps, but my stamp box would tell a different story!

  9. Beautiful card Chrissie and I did see the little pearls. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

  10. Super card, Chrissie and that is a really sweet stamp! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week! Juliexx

  11. what a pretty card. What made you use promarkers as opposed to your copics? Just curious. Which do you favour? I only have promarkers and have no experience of copics.

    Paula x x x


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