Friday, June 01, 2012

Colours of June

It's a big weekend here in the UK as we celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - I was watching a recorded TV programme last night set in Westminster Abbey, they talked about the Abbey, the coronation and how people celebrated back then.  There were interviews with people who'd been involved with the ceremony as choristers, and with people who remembered the street parties and the processions. 
There's an awful lot of Fifties Vintage Memorabilia around at the moment and it's all the lovely bits - as I see it, it's good that we can choose the bits we like and play with those, leaving out the not-so-much-fun bits which some of the people were talking about,

Nat has chosen the colours for this month's Colour Combo Challenge on the Daring Cardmakers and has found this rather gorgeous, vintage-inspired photo to use as inspiration.  Not surprisingly its a Red, White and Blue theme, though not necessarily the colours of the Union Flag.  Nat says:
"I'm  happy for these colours to be used as accent colours or as the sole colour palette of your card. Also any shades of red, white, and blue are fine - so pinks, aquas, creams can all be used"
.I was thinking about what papers I had which would work with these colours and then I realised that the Brand new Funky Hand CD "Wishes and Kisses" had the perfect colour collection for me to use.  It went on sale yesterday and it's a really fabulous set of papers, templates and images.  Honestly - you do need to buy it!

Templates for the 2 large flowers also from the CD
Craft Robo for sentiment
Cuttlebug die for circles on the bottom panel
Banner is hand-cut
Ice Stickles on flowers

Using the workspace software on the Papercraft Factory CD along with the flowers template and the pink design, I printed onto tracing paper.
I cut out and used 3 of the large flowers to make the rose then the remaining large and small flower shapes to make a scrunchie flower.  I had some scraps of the printed tissue left over so I made a coiled flower as well.  There is a much nicer template for making one of these on the CD too!

We'd love to have you celebrate with us this week and share your Red White and Blue creations - there are some lovely cards to help inspire you over on our blog, so please head over HERE for a look!

Thanks for visiting


Lythan said...

Those colours make for an adorable red, white and blue card. Love the little pennants Kathy

Katina said...

Fab card Kathy! Love the papers, bunting and the little flag. The new CD looks fantastic!