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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #15

Have you seen Dawn McVey's blog yet? She has a really professional and contemporary style - there isn't one card of hers that I don't like! She also has a very popular colour challenge that I've never done before but this week's one is sooo tasty I couldn't resist it...



As soon as I saw the colours I thought of ice cream! Specifically, those in an ice cream parlour my husband and I visited last year at the harbour in Auckland, New Zealand - they had melon flavour and then I thought of vanilla, pistachio, raspberry... nearly the colours of Dawn's challenge! I had my theme but I really struggled to come up with a format. Luckily, I knew I had the image I wanted to use straight away - an ice cream image from Elzybells. I just love their cute stamps! Surprisingly it took me 3 hours to come up with the design and complete the card - that's pretty quick for me! I'm never going to make any money making cards if it takes me that long to create just one! Anyhoo, here it is, what do you think?



The photo shows up the colours far brighter than reality which are pretty close to Dawn's colours. I just can't get the lighting right - must create that light box asap! Anyway, I didn't have any printed paper that matched so I used my fav Hero Arts raindrop background stamp with Versamark and cream embossing powder to give a little interest. I was also going to use my Copics to colour in the ice creams, but decided that I loved the 'linen' effect by using my colour pencils instead. To give it a little pop, I put glitter on top of the ice creams, think you might be able to see it here...



I'm really getting into these challenges and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next week! Caio for now!


Papers/cardstock: Bazzill Basics cardstock in vanilla, light olive green and raspberry (don't know actual colour)
Stamps:
Elzybells Mini Messages Summertime, Lizzie Anne Designs Sketched Sentiments
Mediums: DecoArt Glamour Dust, colour pencils (assorted brands), VersaMagic Chalk Ink in Spanish Olive
Accents: ribbons from my stash
Tools: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch

9 comments:

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is super cute!

Monkichi said...

What a fun card! I love the color scheme! Thanks for dropping a comment on my blog! :)

Silvia said...

What a beautiful card Mary! It looks so yummy..
and the colors are eye catching too. Awesome coloring

Melissa Bickford said...

Oh how I love this sweet, sweet card, Mary!!!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh MY!!! This is SOOOOO cute! Seriously adorable. Don't you worry about taking hours to make a card.....that is so me. No wonder I am up till 3am on the weekends! haha.

elizabeth said...

ooh, this looks so DELICIOUS!!!
love it! :)

ChristineCreations said...

I just LOVE the texture to your scoops! An adorable and yummy looking creation!

Charlene said...

Super cute card!!! I love those ice cream cones!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very yummy you rocked these colors!!

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