Thursday, 1 January 2009

A Very Happy New Year

I wish you all a very healthy, wealthy and happy 2009.

In case you haven't come across it, Kristina Werner has a great blog in which she sets a weekly colour challenge. You can get to it here. I like it because it uses Stampin' Up! colours (but if you don't have them then you can just go with your nearest match). Her colours this week are these:











I don't often get time to play along fully because her posting window is quite short but I'm going to make more of an effort this year.

Here's my take on this colour challenge.

I  went with the One of a Kind stamp set to make this card. With Old Olive cardstock as my base I covered it with a couple of different designer series papers also in Old Olive. Pretty in Pink ink was used to stamp the two smallest flowers of the trio and I punched these with the Boho Blossoms punch (so much easier than cutting every individual flower). They are arranged along the join of the two papers (can be useful hiding any problems you have with the join) with the alternate flowers raised on dimensionals. I stamped the large flower with Rose Red onto Whisper White card and cut and layered that onto Pretty in Pink and then Rose Red cardstock. The central flower was secured with a Fire Circle Rhinestone brad and is also raised on dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive and framed with Hodge Podge (but I swapped in a couple of Old Olive brads instead of the silver ones supplied).

Wow - bling brad and Hodge Podge. I'm on a roll. Told you I'd start using my stash.

Now to link this post to the challenge ...

Keep Stampin!

Sara xx

6 comments:

Stampin' the Good Life said...

I am loving this card! The colors just pop, and that flower in the center is amazing!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Sara I love the two tone on this card! Very striking!

Deborah said...

Lovely colours,just love the fabulous colours SU provide

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is such a gorgeous card Sara, lovely colours! hugs Linda

Glitter Monkey said...

Great card Sara. Loving these colours - great challenge which I must check out myself. Gorgeous medallion and I just love the hardware. Lol Lynn x

Hayley said...

gorgeous card Sara - TFS