Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CR84FN25 Color Challenge

There's another gorgeous color challenge over at the CR84FN blog - the CR84FN25 colors are red, aqua, and white.  What a fab combo to take us into spring!  Here's the yummy inspiration photo:  
For my little card, I started with a Unity bicycle stamped in black, then colored over the top of it with colored pencils to bring in the bold red and aqua.  For the background, I stamped PTI's text background in aqua, and distressed the edges of the panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The sentiment is PTI as well.  I also made the background paper on the top of the card by stamping with another Unity stamp repeatedly, and blending in some more Distress Ink.  The red scalloped border is Crate Paper Restoration (I swear I will use every last scrap of that line!)  Finished off with a little lipstick red bling.  I kept this quite flat because I'm going to be mailing it soon. 

As always, there's tons of inspiration over at the CR84FN blog.  (And have you noticed the great quotes that are included in every color palette photo?)  Thanks, ladies! 

14 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely card with crisp, fresh colours! Valerie

Susan Allan said...

What a gorgeous creation, Jean. I would love a bicycle like that one. I need one to get me around!
What could be nicer than riding around with all of those flowers!
Sue xx

PetraB said...

Love the colours. Your card looks so fresh and vibrant.

stampdiva said...

Jean
You have created a card oozing the freshness of Sprintime!
Wishes
Lynne M

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great colours and perfect interpretation of the colour challenge, love the image. Tracy x

Daniele said...

this looks so fabbie Jean,
hugs

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, love the bike and your colouring is stunning.xxxx

Debgem said...

Such a lovely card - I love the bicycle image and your colouring is super. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jean! Love the bicycle image and pretty patterned paper! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely card, Jean! Love how your coloring really brings out the red and aqua.. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the fun flowers in the baskets. Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Shar said...

Love it! It's fresh and fun!

the gypsy magpie said...

This color combo is one of my very favorites, though you won't find it anywhere in my home... except for in my studio. It is happy, vintage and inspiring! You did a darling job with it on your card-
xox

Dolly Daydreams said...

The colours on this are heavenly , beautifully executed and so dynamic love the bicycle.

Marie