Wednesday 23 January 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #155 - Your Favourite Colour Combo

Hello Crafters,

I can't believe it's Wednesday again already!  But Wednesday means a brand new challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.  So if you haven't already, check out our winners post for the last challenge as it's on the blog right now.

So, I know you're all wondering what we would like you to create this week.  Our host is the wonderful Ginny and she has chosen a great theme...

Your Favourite Colour Combo

Yip, it's that simple.  Just chose your favourite colour combo and get crafting!  We also have the brilliant Flonzcraft as our sponsor.  They are a stamp manufacturing compnay from New Zealand.  Be sure to check out their stamps here.

I had a little dilemma chosing my colour combo but this is what I first thought of when I saw the challenge theme so I knew it had to be the one - pink, black and silver.

I recently treated myself to a set of the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares which I bought from America because it was cheaper then buying from the UK!  Anyway, I used these to make my card blank and then scored the back panel to allow the card to stand.

My background actually came from waste!  I spritzed all over the circles masks from That Special Touch to make a background for another card and then used the leftover ink that was still on the mask to make a second background and this what I've used here.  I really liked the way it turned out - not quite perfect but still enough to show the shimmer of the Mister Huey spray.  I used my Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on my Slodge mat to add colour to the spritzy background once it had dried.  I wanted a graduated look so really went for it at the bottom of the card, fading nearer the top.

Using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles I cut a base shape from black card and then added a doily which I had covered with silver metallic ink.  I stamped my Flonzcraft Crystal Frame stamp in black on white card and then used my DI to colour match the background.  I added a silver-mirri butterfly from the Spellbinders Jewel Flourishes set.  Finally I finished off with some gems for the corners.  I'm still in gem-mania mode!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What Are You Known For (pink and butterflies)
Top Tip Tuesday #94 - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Creative Card Crew #28 - Girly 
Created With Love Challenges #25 - Anything Goes 

I hope you can join us for our great colour combo challenge this week.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Ciska said...

Love your card, really creative and those dies are just gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, great colours.
Wendy xx

Dianne said...

Hello Rachel your cards are very lovely and interesting , it great how you explain how you do it all thanks for that.. I see you live in the most beautiful place in the world:):):)

Judith said...

Ooo very crafty Rachel - I love your card and your colour combo hugs Judith x

Pat said...

Lovely card for the challenge this week Rachel, that doily is gorgeous.

Pat xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Rachel. This is so lovely, pretty design and lovely colours.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love, Sandra xx

Chris Hanselman said...

Such a unique card. I love it. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at Created With Love Challenges


Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely work! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli :)

coops said...

so gorgeous rachel.stunning design and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Margaret said...

Lovely card. At first I thought that the doily was made from lace ribbon. It looks fab

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our girly challenge

Margaret xx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow this is stunning I love it. Love that charm too.
Thanks for playing along with us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K.

Shirley said...

Great card Rachel! I had a feeling you were going to go with this combo! LOL!

Lisa Minckler said...

A fantastic and wonderful design on your card! The layers are terrific. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Elle said...

Girly so so many interpretations. Yours is pretty. Thanks for playing along with us over at Creative Card Crew.


Deneen said...

What a great card, I love the layers, and the background turned out great. Thanks for joining the Luscious Layers Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.