Thursday, May 7, 2009

KWerner Color Inspiration #51

It seems to have been ages since I've had a chance to participate in Kristina Werner's colour challenge - it's great to be able to play again. It was also great to be back in my stamping room after Convention. I've had all of these fabulous ideas rumbling around my head and all I wanted to do was stamp - but there was the house to get clean, work to go to, washing to get done and a new vacuum to buy - I haven't bought my new iron yet - so can't do any ironing yet - what a shame!!!! Am wondering how long I can put buying it off - LOL
It's Autumn here in Melbourne - only a few short days to Winter! The colours for the challenge reminded me of the fall colours - the trees seem to be ablaze with stunning reds and oranges! That was my inspiration for this card and colour combo! AND it gave me the perfect excuse to use this fabulous tree from Thoughts and Prayers - I just can't get enough of it!!! The idea for the heart in build-a-brad on the tree is a CASE from my fabulous upline Yvonne - here's her post where she gives you a tutorial on using the BaBs too, and check out the stunning card!!!

31 comments:

Mandy Schiller said...

Beautiful Card Debbie! It's hard to ground yourself after convention isn't it. I have so many things running around in my head I carn't focus on any one thing.....lol....

Mandyxx

Kellie said...

Oh GORGEOUS card Deb, love it. The colours really have worked so well and the card is beautiful. And I am much like Mandy, so many ideas hard to focus on anything house work wise and accounts YUCK, but then I do want the money to buy my ideas, hahaha.
Kelx

Janet Strain said...

Wow this card is just GORGEOUS! You make the color combo really pretty. (It has the potential to go either way... Ha!) Our Convention is coming up in August... can't wait! :D

Ange Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Deb! I love this set, and you done a wonderful job with it.

Tracey Old said...

Very nice, great use of the colours. I have just ordered that set hope it arrives tomorrow!! Like the herat brad. <:-)

Shuttermom said...

I love your card. Excellent use of the colors for this combo challenge. What a lovely tree stamp.

Kylie said...

Beautiful card Debbie!
You made the colours work so well together! Love the brad, cute lol!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Jean said...

Just a beautiful card Debbie! I too love this set but have not put ink to it yet!
It was great to meet you at last at Convention. The two days went way too fast and we have so much information now to store away.

Diane said...

what a lovley set that is oh no another to the list I love your card so delicate and elegant thanks for sharing

Kristie said...

This is gorgeous Deb! Love it ♥

Terri E. said...

Great heart accent. Way to rock the color combo this week.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Beautifully coloured Debbie, and you're right, the colours are perfect for us at this time of year!

And don't rush to buy an iron, then you will have to use it!

:) Marcia P

SmilynStef said...

Love the heart in the branches of the tree ... so very pretty.

Chat Noir said...

Love the colour balance because the brown could be overwhelming, but as an accent its right. The heart in the brad looks as if its a magnified leaf... nice touch.

Dont buy that iron, just hope for cold weather and wear a jumper over the creases!!

LINDA said...

This is so Pretty, Love the color combo..
Hugs, Linda

Gabby said...

This is so pretty! I love the paisley paper, and the lovely tree. I especially love the heart element. Just divine!

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Emily said...

What a darling card Debbie! I love that little heart brad! As for replacing the iron, I say put it off as long as you can:))

Leonie said...

Oh, I have missed looking at your blog, what a lovely card!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh this is darling and so pretty Debbie, I may have to case it for class next week! I love it!~Donna

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Gorgeous card, Debbie! I love that stamp set too.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Very nice, Debbie, and I do so love the colors of autumn. I also happen to love Build-a-Brads and have used them many times. I think I'm on my second box. Nice job making the tree leaves look like they are changing color.

It's hard to image that you're having cold weather when the sun is starting to blaze here. I even wore a skirt today... sans pantyhose, of course, which I swore never to wear again! My gams definitely need some sun, or at least some self-tanner! I think I blinded a few folk. LOL

Lots of love,
Lisa

Stamp and Smile said...

Oh Debbie, you used one of my FAVORITE stamp sets... just gorgeous! I'm a big fan of the Build-a-Brads... and yours just makes this card extra special... also your ribbon is very YUMMY! You should have waited on buying a vacuum... then more stamping time... HE! Hugs... Michelle :)

Winter said...

So pretty! Very clean design!

Leigh said...

What a beautiful card Debbie. Absolutely beautiful.

Jane said...

Just beautiful!

Nancy Riley said...

Very nice! I love your creative use of the Build-A-Brad ... very clever!

Ryemilan said...

This card is fabulous Debbie! Congrats on making Nancy's iPicks for this week. :-).

Sam.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is lovely.

Stamp and Smile said...

Just me again commenting on this GORGEOUS card...Con'Grats on being on Nancy's iPicks List this past Sunday!!!
See, your card is very FABALICIOIUS... You ROCK Debbie!! Now off to look at more of your posts I missed over the weekend! Michelle :)

Butternut Sage Designs said...

congrats Debbie on Nancy's pick for the week...you rock!!!!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Hi Debbie, just doing a bit of a catch up, hope you are well.

Love this card, beautiful colours just right for autumn, what a great idea the build a brad is, I'll have to look out for those

Take Care

Chris x