Friday, March 02, 2012

Colour Combo Week

On the Daring Cardmakers blog the 2012 theme for the first Friday of each month is a Colour Combo Challenge - we're taking turns to set the colours and it's my turn this month.
Browsing around the net for inspiration I found lots of fab ideas, but in the end settled on a gorgeous photo featuring  shades of
Caramel. Pale Lemon, Duck-egg Blue and a hint of Gold
the cool colours seemed perfect for Spring - well I'm hoping the warmer, brighter days we've been having means that Spring isn't too far around the corner!
Here's my card
 Materials:
14cm square brown card blank
Papers; I've used papers from my scraps box, so not sure what they are!
Aqua, lemon, white ribbons and the paper and organza blooms are all from various sources
Flower centre is a button covered with Glossy Accents, with Czech glass beads and tiny gold beads embedded in it
Dew Drops for extra bling, pc generated sentiment 
Tools:
EK Success Moroccan Lace border punch
Spellbinders plain circle plus Floral Tags and Accents

The Aqua ribbon I've used for this card is actually some from the big reels I bought to make a ribbon cushion to match the colour scheme of Izzy's parents' wedding, so it's nice to be able to use it on this card - even if they probably won't even notice!
This is the photo that inspired me to choose these colours
The DCM blog looks soooo pretty today with all these colour-themed cards there are lots of different styles and ways to use the colours, but it all works so well - please pop across and have a look - and we'd love for you to join in with us too. 
Earlier this week I added a couple of new projects to the Sketch File blog.  One of them is a gorgeous chippie artwork from Carol who makes the most  inspiring variety of wonderful things - definitely worth a visit to her BLOG!
The other project is a card from yours truly - I've been trying to get a little bit organised by making this one to send to MIL for Mother's Day

Materials:
Smooth white 14cm sq card blank
Papers: MME 6x6 "Fiddlesticks" pad from Miss Caroline collection
Prima flat blooms from stash
Coiled flowers made with scraps of same papers
Off-white seam-binding and small cream wired flower from Creative Treasures
Half-Rosette made with two layers of same papers
pc generated sentiment 
Tools:
February LO from the Sketch File
EK Success Moroccan Lace border punch (can you tell it's me favourite, hehe)
Memory Box Rosette Die

That's it for today, I hope you like what you see and will visit again soon

7 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Lovely cards Kathy! Izzy's 18th looks really sophisticated and the mother's day card is fresh and pretty!

Rein said...

Beautiful cards!

Lythan said...

that punch is rather delish Kathy. That is such a fab 18 card - not too grown up and not too girly. And the mothers day card is lovely too

Karen said...

oooo these are sooo pretty!!! The Mothers Day card is beautiful xxx

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Kathy and such a fab colour combo too xxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful cards Kathy - this has been a fab colour combination. I want that border punch now! Sx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful cards Kathy, and I've loved this colour combination. I want one of those border punches now!