Friday, July 05, 2013

July Colour Combo

Lythan has chosen the colour palette for our July Colour Challenge on the Daring Cardmakers this week.  When I first saw the colour palette I was a bit unsure, but after looking at it for a while it began to remind me of that mix of deep, intense colours and sun-bleached shades that you often get at the seaside.  So that's what I went with
In real life the aqua colour is much deeper and greener, but somehow it's lost some intensity on the photo.
The aqua and the deep blue colours were created using quite a few inks  from my little stash of Distress Inks, Versamagic Chalk Inks and Cat's Eye chalk ink pads.  I also used the fab Ink spray from Kesi'Art that came in my recent Quirky Kit.  The "waves" are squiggles of Crystal Ice Stickles.  There's a bit of white Posca paint pen in there too.  Once the Stickles were dry, I used a paint brush to wipe more of the Posca White pen over the glitter glue.

I've also used a bit of ink around the edge of the card blank, and to add a bit more "distress" to the Distressed StripesCuttlebug embossing folder I used for the background.
Materials and Tools
Aqua and Deep blue backgrounds; inks (as mentioned above) on smooth white card
Pale Grey, Orange, Yellow and Green card,; all Bazzill
Yachts are hand cut from scraps of card
Crystal Ice Stickles, Posca White pen, Sateen Ric-rac braid
Spellbinders Dies; Lace Doily Motifs (outer section of frame), Labels 26
Memory Box Dies; Fabulous Phlox, Cherry Blossom

When we were in Cornwall last year we visited the beautiful Minnack Theatre.  Lythan's colour choice really reminded me of the lovely gardens clinging to the various levels of the theatre.  It's got to be one of my favourite places and this has got to be a good excuse to pop a couple of photos on here!


As ever, our design team have made some fantastic cards to try and inspire you to join us this week.  You can see them all on the Daring Cardmakers BLOG

Thanks for looking, I hope you have a fabulous weekend

8 comments:

Kath said...

nice card, Kathy and the photos of the theatre are splendid.It looks a lovely place to visit.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a beautiful card Kathy great scenery.

greetings karin

Angelnorth said...

Fab card, love the orange with the aqua tones!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooh I love this card! Really does have the spirit of a summer beach holiday! xx

Adele said...

Lovely card and a great colour combo. xx

Lythan said...

I so love this card - both the picutre frame and the amazing flowers. we might try to get to Minnack when we are on holiday - it looks fab from your photos

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful card Kathy, those flowers are just gorgeous x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy - love the colour combo - and your Cornwall photos are beautiful too x