Sunday, 15 February 2009

Colour Create #3 - Red, White and Blue

Welcome to another Colour Create Challenge. They are proving to be quite a hit!!
This weeks challenge is red, white and blue with the optional extra theme of 'Holidays and Travel'. Well, this was a challenge let me tell you. I nearly ended up bald with frustration :)
I could not think where to go with this one...then I remembered the 1st EVER stamp I bought was one of a row of beach huts...bizarre choice but there you go!! It must have caught my eye. I think this was the ONLY stamp I have that I could associate with that theme.
So from there I went for a nautical look.
My card base is blue and I cut triangles of red cardstock matted on white. I stitched these all together and it kinda reminded me of a Union Jack or flags at nautical event?? I coloured the Beach Huts with prismas and just had to use a touch of golden yellow for the sand. The Life Ring is a Magnolia stamp and the sentiment is made from Doodlebug stickers.
For the rope edging I punched eyelets all around at 2cm intervals and pulled some chord in and out all the way round and tied at the end with a reef knot.

I decided for the inside I wanted to re-create a postcard look, keeping with the 'Holidays and Travel ' theme. Most of the elements are hand drawn apart from the 'Wish you were here ' sentiment which is Heidi Swapp rub ons.
Hope you are brave enough to join in with us this week. Go check out what the other team members have produced. I'm sure it was only me that was finding it tough...
Thanks for checking mine out :)
Judy xx


Riet said...

what a amazing card Judy.

hugs Riet.xx


This is such a fab card Judy, reminds you of the nice weather we have to look forward to. I adore this colour challenge. Hope you had a good day yesterday, enjoy the rest ofyour weekend. Hugs Linda x

Deb said...

This is so cute, I love the nautical theme and all those eyelets are fabulous!
Hope you are having a great weekend! Debx

Georgia said...

This is brilliant Judy! I love the use of string and what a great idea to make it like a postcard! I love it! :)

Sarita said...

This is sheer genius Judy!
I found this one a tough challenge, and opted to keep mine simple!
The beach huts are fab, and your rope and reef knot are just amazing, and your postcard inside shows real creativity,
Love Sarita xx

Rach said...

Judy this is amazing what a wonderful take on the

Tara said...

I think this is amazing Judy and when I saw the inside I was blown away......FANTASTIC! xxx

Dawn said...

Fantastic card Judi, you have a great imagination.

So glad to see the snow finally melting, but just so slow.

dawnmarieg said...

This is just a lovely card Judy, so bright and cheery and makes you think of sunshine and summertime at the beach, love the nautical look.x

Bev said...

Judy this is fabulous honey - makes me wish even more that summer was here!!

hugs Bev x

cats whiskers said...

Oh hun thanks for making me think of those lazy WARM!!!!! days of summer this is a great card love the image
Hugs Jacqui x

Tab said...

Oh Judy, what I fabby idea love it! Adore how you have turned it into a postcard inside and just love how you did the rope bit!
Hugs Tab xxx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hi Judy

What a fantastic card. I think we all found this one difficult this week, didn't we ? hehehehe

I love the image you have used, good choice for a first stamp and the cord running through the eyelets is fantastic. Well done you.


Jo x

Rica said...

Fabulous card Judy and what a fantastic idea. I love the eyelets with the string threaded through and the inside is brilliant.
hugs Heather xx

Sharon said...

This is so wonderful Judy. The string and eyelets is inspired. Love the way you've finished the inside too.
Sharon xx

Chris said...

LOL re your near baldness Judy! I love your card and your stamp, which is perfect for the challenge this week, a very lucky first buy! The rope and reef knot are the perfect details and the inside, postcard style is inspired. I think I was lucky with this one, as soon as I saw the colours and theme I remembered the buxom beauty I bought so at least had something in mind straight off, phew on that one. I suspect some of those coming up in the near future are going to give me a huge headache and you'll breeze through them LOL. Hope you're well and enjoying half term if you have that this week. Chris x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful card the nautical look and the rope is a very clever detail.
Carole x

Alex said...

WOW: I love this! Brings back lovely memories of summers at the beach.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous Judy. Great interpretation of the colour combo. Love the sailors them on this. Hugs from Desire

Helen said...

Fab card! Love the post-card look!
Helen x


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