Friday, 25 February 2011

Hero Hostesses Colour Challenge 1


Emails have been flying between the Hero Arts Hostesses ever since we were appointed, we have been thinking of ideas to inspire you all and so  have decided it would be fun to run a few colour challenges over the next few weeks.  I am pleased to be the one starting this off and here is my colour inspiration photograph.  I wanted to have warm summery colours to cheer up all of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, we have been experiencing a really cold winter this year and at the moment can only dream of summer!!!  The first photograph was taken in my garden last summer and I can remember it being a beautiful hot summers day with a clear blue sky, the second photo is taken in my favourite wool shop, the colours of this particular wool really caught my eye aren't they yummy!




































This is the card I have made using one of my favourite new stamp sets "Blossom Art" I have layered up the two paper pieced flowers with pop dots and added the pearls.  The background is just stamped with Scattered Straw Distress ink.


















Here is a little close up of the flower.

 Please download your cards to the Hero Arts Flickr group here and use the "hostess challenge1" tag . The challenge will run till 11pm PST  on 27th Feb or 7 am 28th Feb GMT.  Hope you find time to enter.

14 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, what gorgeous colours Sally! Also, what a great idea. Hope I can find time to play along!!! Jo x

AnitaRex said...

What a gorgeous card Sally! Love the colors and love your background stamping! So pretty! I also loved the way you tied the lace! :>

Sanne said...

Gorgeous card Sally - like all the pearls you added to the center of that flower! Looks fantastic!

Heather Maria said...

Sally, gorgeous inspiration photos and your card is fantastic - love it!

Alice Wertz said...

so very pretty! love the trims you used, Sally! beautiful card!

Tiffany said...

Such striking colors Sally! Love the big, lace trim!

Dawn said...

gorgeous inspiration Sally and your card is superb. Love the bright flower and the lovely background flowers.

Barb said...

Fun challenge, Sally! Your photos are so pretty and I love your take on the colors! Beautiful card!

Robin K. said...

What a fun idea to host some color challenges! I adore your card Sally -love that lace trim and the warm colors! Warms me up just looking at it :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card, Sally! LOVE your flowers!

Gitte said...

it is a really elegant card, love the warm colors.

Judith said...

Love this beautiful card sally, the colours are fabulous,must buy that stamp.

Vicky said...

Absolutely gorgeous! :)x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the warm rustic colors. Lovely flower!