Thursday, 11 March 2010

Colour Create Challenge 40

My first GDT spot on the fabulous Colour Create Challenge blog is a total tease!
As a recovering chocoholic (none since Christmas) I think it's rather cruel and naughty of those minxes to plonk this inspirational picture........ front of my chocolate deprived nose! Don't you?

Anyway, I recovered from the shock enough to rise to the occasion with this.......

....and I hope it's minty enough for them! LOL!

Materials 21'5 x 21.5 cm cream hammered cardstock (folded size)
1 mint patterned paper from stash 20cm x20cm
1 chocolate/cream patterned paper from stash approx 10cm x 21cm
7cm x21strip mint card (to be punched)

about 1m narrow chocolate satin ribbon
One Mint glittercard Nestability Large scalloped circle die-cut for mat
One Cream plain cardstock circle just a bit bigger than Mint glittercard.
Eyelet Lace
Paper Roses
Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad - Brushed Corduroy
Archival Dye inkpads Olive & Lettuce.
Image by Mo Manning's Digital Pencil 'Patience'.
Copic pens E0000, E000, R00, R20, E33, E04, E29, E37, E47, R02.
YG11, YG23, G00.
Martha Stewart punches Your choice of adhesive.

(I give instructions for the card I made but, clearly, you can substitute my stuff with your own choice of punch, inkpad etc.)

Make & colour your image. Mine is Mo Manning's 'Patience'. Decoupage the figures and give the image dimension by 'rounding' it with the handle of your scissors to make it a little bit rounded.

Using the 'Fan' border punch, punch one edge of the mint patterned paper, distress lightly round the edges with the Brushed Corduroy inkpad and adhere to front of cream cardstock.

Using second, deeper punch, punch the chocolate/cream patterened paper down one side too. After light distressing, adhere this, positioning to the spine edge of the cardstock

Layer the narrow chocolate ribbon on top of the wider mint ribbon and adhere across about halfway up the card.

Thread narrow chocolate ribbon through eyelet lace and gather lightly to allow edging around the top half of the cream circle mat.

Adhere green glitter scalloped circle to the cream circle and mount the image using silicon gel glue or adhesive of your choice.

Punch long mint card with deep punch and distress with green inkpad. Adhere to spine of card with3D foam pads. Adhere narrow chocolate ribbon down the length about .5 cm in from spine.

Finish off with flowers and sentiment mat.

I must apologise for this appearing late. I'd made the post in draft and scheduled it but it didn't work properly. Shan't try that again!

Hope you like this!



  1. Fabulous card Ei - only problem is that it makes me want the chocolate even more! The detailing is stunning and of course the image and colouring wonderful - yummy!

  2. Hi Eileen. It is wonderful to have you as a guest designer. Your card is drop dead gorgeous! I've been drooling over it since I first saw it (kind of like you and the inspiration picture. lol) Such wonderful details, papers and image. Just gorgeous.
    (We promise to be a bit kinder to you with the next inspiration picture) ;o)
    Sharon xx

  3. Hi Eileen, Beautiful card!!!! The coloring and details are FAB!!! As for the yummy photo..sorry that we teased you a little. hee hee............but no choc since Christmas..YIKES!!! As for me I don't do Chocolate much unless it is white chocolate.
    Glad you have joined us!!!!!
    hugs, Janiel

  4. the card is pretty, but the main picture is strange ... it seems that the kid strangled the cat ...............

  5. This is just so clever and ab Fab!!
    Its just stunning i love it!!
    Welcome to Colour create this fortnight its fab having you onboard!

    Big Hugs Di xxxx

  6. stunning card, I love this Mo's image and how you used it...we will have to see if we can fish out more choccy photos for you lol
    Mina xxx

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used! That image is so sweet and it's colored beautifully!

  8. Such a Lovely card! I love the layout and the image.


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