Thursday, 19 January 2012

New Colour Challenge

This morning, thanks to Vicky, I came across a fabulous 'colour' challenge site called COLOUR Q and just had to have a go. This sort of challenge is exactly what I need to kick me out of my comfort zone, where I invariably choose monochrome for my creations!
The picture, above left, shows this week's colour combo and my attempt is shown on the right. I used the brand new Create a Cupcake set, available in the Spring Mini, and stamped the cases in Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo & Bravo Burgundy onto Whisper White cardstock. The 'frosting' was stamped with Versamark and I used some Heat'n'Stick to adhere the Dazzling Diamonds and then cut them all out by hand (I don't have the co-ordinating punch yet so had to resort to scissors this time!!) The card blank is a 15cm square and I made an embossed frame using my scoreboard before adding my cake stand. This was made, from Wisteria Wonder cardstock, using the Extra Large Oval punch and the Scallop Border punch with a narrow strip of Island Indigo placed across. The candles were stamped directly onto the card blank  with the cupcakes placed on top and the card was finished off with two sentiments, again from Create a Cupcake, stamped in Island Indigo. I just hope it was ok to add a touch of yellow for the flames as they really didn't look right in any of the other colours. Not the best card I've ever made but at least I had a go!!!
The ColourQ site is fantastic for anyone like me who's a bit scared of mixing colours - not only can you look through all the past challenges for inspiration but on the side bar there is a list of all the colours if you have something specific in mind (bear in mind though that this is an American site so you won't be familiar with ALL the colours!)
Before you go just hop over to Vicky's site (here) and have a look at her card, it's very CAS and GORGEOUS!!


  1. This is a lovely, neat, clean card, I love this colour combo. We get spoilt by all these punches don't we, we get used to not having to cut anything out!

  2. What a fun birthday card, Margaret, Love the cupcakes! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  3. Love your pedestal for your cupcakes. Also like the use of both the sentiments on the front. A very pretty birthday card. x

  4. Brilliant Margaret! Love the sentiment too.

  5. So cute and delicious! Awesome take on the colors...hugs ~S~

  6. Such funlittle cuppies. Very nice birthday card--so sweet!

  7. Darling cupcakes, Margaret! I love the scored frame detail and fun sentiment. So glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ!

  8. Fabulous card, Margaret! Love those cupcakes & so glad you found us! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!


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Margaret x

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