Friday, February 6, 2009

KWerner Color Challenge #40

It's been a long week this week - the kids are back at school after the Summer Holidays and I'm back at work. I work at a school so am lucky enough to get the school holidays off too! It's been hard to get back into the routine of things - everyone's tired and grumpy at the end of the day. The continuing heat doesn't help - it just sucks all your energy away. We have one more day of extreme temperatures to get through tomorrow and then it looks like some milder weather - phew.

Anyway - it was really nice to have a day off work today to catch up on housework and some sewing for Sarah's year 12 camp next week - I'm embroidering jackets for her and 3 friends for their dress up night!
I also managed to sneak in some creatin' time - ie MY TIME. Kristina Werner had her new colour challenge up - and my initial reaction was YIKES! I seem to think that most times I see the colours though - LOL. It actually was a lot easier than I thought.....

I've used a Whisper White Card base and layered on some Taken with Teal that had been run through my Floral Screen CB folder. I had a small piece of my teal and white ribbon left which I put on. I then stamped the background using the stem from the Embrace Life set in Old Olive. Originally this was going to be a square but I decided on something different - I used my nestabilities to cut out consecutive circles from the same piece, creating 2 rings and 1 circle. I used the Nestabilities again to cut out a scallop in So Saffron to pop under my circle. The flower is stamped in More Mustard onto So Saffron CS and then shadowed with my So Saffron Marker. Some 1/2 pears add some more interest. This was then stuck to the card using Dimensionals.
I'm really happy with how this turned out - but best get back to my housework
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22 comments:

Kellie said...

Debbie this card is just completely perfect, I truly mean that. I love it. From the moment I scrolled down I couldn't help but stare at it....Off to stare some more, lol! xx

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous card Debbie! I love that stamp set

Robyn said...

You are so wonderfully creative Debbie! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. It's hard to be creative in hot weather but you always manage to come up with something stunning Debbie!

Christine H said...

Oops...wrong button!
Just beautiful. It's hard to be creative in hot weather but you always manage to come up with something stunning Debbie!

~Christina~ said...

Gorgeous card!!!

AMY FLEMING said...

Debbie i really love what you have done with this card!!! you should be proud of yourself!!!

jacque said...

very nice! Love the stamp set you've used!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love your card Debbie - great job with the challenge and the colours look really beautiful together.

I see you still have some of that beautiful ribbon left - did you ever find out where to get it from ? It's gorgeous ribbon and you've used it so well on your recent cards!

Shawntel said...

Oh I absolutely love your flower with the pearls, so pretty! I also love the textures too!

Savitri said...

Lovely! The ribbon's gorgeous and nice circle idea!

Hayley said...

love this card especially the circle idea - WOW

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gorgeous card, Debbie. I love the ribbon (you know me and ribbon!). Brilliantly done.

Hope it's cooling down a bit for you. We finally have rain. Yippee!

Gabby said...

The colors on the flower are beautiful, and I love the center of the flower!

Leonie said...

Debbie, your work is always great but this card is stunning! Well done

Kathie Bailey said...

Gorgeous take on the color challenge Debbie!

SmilynStef said...

Love those circles and that yummy ribbon.

Zarna said...

http://zarnasworld.blogspot.com/2009/02/ive-been-tagged.html

Tagged you in a challenge if you feel the urge to join in and you haven't already had a go

Leigh said...

Wow, wow Debbie. What a fabulous card. You've done well.

Anonymous said...

The flower is beautiful. You dont a great job with this card.

Deanna said...

Gorgeous! That ribbon is delicious!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just a stunning card by friend! I {{LOVE}} the ribbon... it gives the card such a punch of fun!! Also the double circle cut outs, scallop edges and adorable flower all works so well. And yes, your CB embossing is just PERFECT!! Again you amaze me... :)