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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Kristina's colour inspiration photo challenge

Hi all!

This past week, Kristina from
held a colour inspiration challenge in which her readers entered photos as inspiration and we all voted for our favourite. The winner is above with the ribbon and flower.

Below is my take on it--the first anyway, I love this colour combination and I have a few more ideas.

I just got a package in the mail that included the GORGEOOUUUUS M.S umbrella punch...I couldnt wait to play with it, so out it came for this challenge! It's my first colour challenge but I love the concept and think I'll try to participate in as many as I can.

First I made the green and white-grey umbrellas using Distress Crackle Paint in Milled Lavender and Peeled Paint on manila cardstock and punched them out. Next I punched out two dark pink and three lighter pink umbrellas from AC Pastel A5 collection. I used the slash symbol from a Kaisercraft set of alphabet/number stamps as the rain and Versamark inked it up, placing it randomly (but on the exact same angle) all over my acetate card. I then embossed it with white embossing powder and heat set. I think it would be nice to make the rain out of little hearts too as an alternative-'you shower me with love' would be a nice matching sentiment maybe...

Next I punched a circle hole in grey cardstock and attached to the back of the acetate and sewed around the edge. I placed the dark pink umbrella over the hole and put it on dimensional tape and dots to raise it, giving the card more dimension and bringing even more focus to this particular umbrella. I was going to use a chipboard flourise to signify the wind that blew the dark pink umbrella away from the group but it didn't sit right so I left it. I think it's clear that the umbrella is blowing in the wind anyway.

Finally I stamped the sentiment with archival black ink.

On the inside of the card is pretty simple, it's a blue piece of cardstock that you can see showing through to the front, with some white cardstock attached. Another punched dark pink umbrella is lying on the 'ground' in the far right corner as though it's been left to dry out (after the storm) and isn't needed any more. I've hand-written the sentiment "for being my umbrella in the storm" could also write something like 'for keeping me out of the rain' or something else along similar lines.

I really loved this idea in my head but when I finished it I just couldn't decide if I loved it or hated it. In the clear light of morning, I like it again :)

I do all my crafting/card-making in the late evening and the room I'm in has horrible light, is cramped and entirely UN-inspiring so I get a bit lacklustre when I see what I've made in the semi-darkness! Morning light always makes things much clearer.

Hope you enjoyed! TFL :)



Lynn said...

Hi Linda, I saw your beautiful card on Kristina Werner's Challenge and thought I would stop by and say hello! I usually participate in her fab challenges but I've had the flu..Good Luck! Also as I'm from Melbourne I thought I'd become your first follower..Hope you don't mind
Lynn :)

Sylvia said...

Very pretty cards! It is so difficult to get a good picture when it is dark and gloomy outside. Fortunately or unfortunately, it is hot and sunny outside. Have you tried shooting in the ISO mode on your camera? Lovely cards anyway!

Traveling Mama said...

Oh how cute! I love this idea and the fun little window!

Maja said...

What a great idea! Love your card.