Thursday, June 17, 2010

Simple Colour Challenge

Hello everyone,

Today's card frustrated me to no end! I almost gave up. Simplicity's One Layer Wednesday asked for flourishes - I have lots of flourish stamps so it was really hard to choose something suitable. Wednesday's Play Date Cafe offered up a blue colour splash challenge, something I've never done before.

The card base is from Recollections. The images / border is a Stampin' Up wheel, Illuminated which is full of swirls and flourishes. The sentiment is Gina K Tag Lines. Both the image and the sentiment were stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black. The blue embellishments are Crafts Gem Chic from the dollar store.

Believe it or not, this is my seventh attempt and, even with the blue background, I had a really tough time getting a decent photo. I hope I'll be able to use the goofed card bases otherwise I'll be royally p.o.'d. I wouldn't even have attempted this card without my stamp-a-ma-jig and my wheel guide and it still took me seven tries.

I just love the concept of this card. The blue really pops next to the black and white and it is such a classic combination. It is a very clean and simple card but not plain nor boring. I hoping by tomorrow, I just love the card all together.

Please enjoy and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle


15 comments:

  1. well done! I had the thought of combining those two challenges too, great job.

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  2. Gorgeous card - well worth all the attempts to get to this card! CAS at it's best. Hev:)

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  3. SUcH a classy card, and it's interesting how the sentiment style and the wheel pattern look as if they were made for each other. Great job.......heck, 7 tries on a style outside your box is par for the course, isn't it? My work table has never before been so full of trashed out tries. But it sure is a great way to learn what we do and don't like to do.

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  4. so simple and elegant, I love it! thanks for persevering with the challenge, it was certainly worth it, and it's great to have you playing along at the play date cafe :)

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  5. Wonderful CAS card, so glad you decided to play along with us at the PDCC.

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  6. YES YES YES! This is a splash of blue:) Great job! I love all that white space! Great CAS card--thansk for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

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  7. Fabulous CAS creation, Gisele! The blue gems are perfect for the color splash! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

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  8. this is CAS and OLC perfection...awesome!!

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  9. Seven is your lucky number! And really, you can recycle most of the others' cardstock, so it was worth it to get this beautiful card. At least from where I sit, LOL!

    Kudos for your determination!

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  10. Oooooo....so pretty...lovin that flourish!

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  11. Very pretty card, love the touch of bling and your colour combo!

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  12. Lovely clean and simple design! Love your splash of blue. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week!

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  13. The blue really does pop with the black and white. It may have been frustrating but well worth the effort!

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  14. I'm so glad you didn't give up, your card is lovely! Hope you join us again next week at the Play Date Cafe! Thanks for playing along with us!

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