Monday, 10 January 2011

Colour Challenge!!


This photo inspiration for the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week really had me stumped, it took ages to come up with an idea and then looking through my scrap box I found this background that I had stamped for a project ages ago and never used!



































I had stamped it using Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress ink, and two different stamps from Hero Arts,  I then decided that I would like to make a Valentine card and with these colours just perfect for a man!
The hearts are cut with a sissix die and then run through the wood effect embossing folder.  The gold and silver ribbons and some gems just added the finishing touch!
Thanks for looking, I really love reading all your comments.
SallyX
Supplies Hero Arts stamps S5213 Dots and Flowers. S 4878 Old letter writing.  Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage distress inks.

31 comments:

Stamp In Style (Suze) said...

Lovely ... before I read your details my 1st thoughts were Valentine Chocolate Box.
Hugs
Suze x

Shelley said...

Very pretty but not too pretty to give to a guy!!

Julie Ranae said...

So perfect, Sally! I love when I find something that I've saved in hopes of using it later : )
Always appreciate you playing with us in The Play Date Cafe.

Brenda said...

Oh! I totally love this Sally! I love the embossed hearts, so perfect! Great way to use up beautiful scraps!

Lin said...

LOVE this, Sally! Will you put it up on flickr, too, so I can fave it? I love your idea of using it for a masculine Valentine's card!

Tiffany said...

So very pretty, love the muted colors and the texture on your hearts!

Barb said...

Sally, this is one of the prettiest cards I've seen for this challenge! You really did a beautiful job interpreting these colors! Thank goodness you found that background piece. . .it's perfect!

*** Suzi B *** said...

I also think it's very pretty...

Eleclyah said...

I've been visiting this blog since the end of 2010, and I find it wonderful, full of inspiring ideas! *_*
I'd really like to be as good as you are at cardmaking! But I guess I must practice a lot! :P

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Fiona said...

Sally this is a beautiful card :) well done!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Sally and such a great use of the PDCC colours! I love the background and the embossed hearts are beautiful! Perfect Valentine card for a guy!

Nancy said...

This turned out just beautiful, Sally! I think it was a tough inspiration photo, but you definitely got it RIGHT!

Michelle said...

Great idea Sally! I haven't used the dots and flowers stamp in a while. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Lovely card, Sally!

Tracey said...

SO happy you played Sally!!! This is fabulous!!! Feels so good to use up "scraps" lol!

Nancy said...

Love how you interpreted this color challenge, Sally! Your stamping is so fabulous and the design is just perfect...wonderful job, good luck!
bless you...

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully vintage! Love those bling encrusted hearts! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Arlene said...

So beautiful - love your card, the colors are so well worked into this collage.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, love the hearts and the texture looks great. The background stamping is lovely too.

Dawn said...

Sally ~ this is wonderful. You nailed the colours perfectly. Love the heart shape.... I love elongated hearts!!! and the wood embossing makes them perfect for a male card.

Michele Gross said...

AAAAAahhh, your hearts are soooo pretty with the embossed texture :) And of course the little touches of bling just sing to me :D

Maria said...

A very lovely card! Just love those embossed hearts! I always forget to emboss more than a background! Lovely ribbon and stamped background!

Simone said...

This is soo pretty Sally! Love those hearts and that colour combo! :)

Nat said...

gorgeous texture and colour, love this beauty!!

Ruby said...

This is lovely! I have that dots and flowers stamp but never think to use it just randomly! What a fantastic idea, it looks really pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love that it can work as a masculine valentines too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a great idea to emboss your hearts! Looks wonderful. :) THanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe.

Storm said...

Beautiful card!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Sally, I adore your beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe! :-)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE this card--FAB use of our colors! This ROCKED the challenge:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:}