Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Color Challenge #31

I would never have used these colors in a million years, I thought I didn't have most of the inks and was shocked to find them in my stash. I was thinking of a snowman, in a purple night sky... this is what I came up with! lol!
I went to Michelle Zindorfs site for some inspiration as I really needed some help to combine these colors and I found this awesome vase of flowers. She is so talented, if you haven't seen her tutorials, go and have a look, you will be surprised at what you can create by following her simple guides. She has a terrific knack for combining colors, creating shadows and spectacular backgrounds. I had so much fun creating this card, thanks to both Kristina & Michelle for the inspiration. On to the recipe:
Embrace life & Carte Postal stamp sets, so saffron, elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie & whisper white cs, all of the above color inks & markers, pumpkin pie & elegant eggplant ribbon, white gel pen, aqua painter & gold brads. Techniques included masking, water coloring, brayer & sponging.
And last but not least, I was doing some washing yesterday and as I was hanging it out, I was struck by a thought! Do you think this is what Cinderella's washing line looks like? TFL!

22 comments:

brittany said...

Cute card!
& I think that is too funny about the clothes line. :) My daughter just started getting into dressing up.

Hannah-Cherie said...

Lovely card, I love how you did the flowers!

Lynette Couper said...

I love the way you have interpreted Michelle's tutorial!

Leah said...

Isn't it funny how often what you have in mind is nothing like what you end up with. Happens to me all the time. Love your card.

StampingSelene said...

Terrific Job! I love what you did with the challenge! That vase is too cool!

Sylvia Nelson said...

Leonie, I love your card, so unique.You have done it again. And yes I love the cinderella laundry line!!!!

sari hänninen said...

a smashing card

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Very nice!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Oh I've seen that Michelle Zindorfs vase thing before & wanted to try it, now I really want to try it. This is SO PRETTY. Love it. TFS, Amy.

SmilynStef said...

Your clothes line could be its own inspiration challenge ... wonderful flower vase.

Cindy Major said...

What a nice card! You used the colors beautifully!

Cindy

Becky said...

ROFL! My clothes line looks just the same as yours! And your card is so pretty! Gorgeous actually. TFS!

Jean said...

This card is one of my favourites for this challenge - just love how you have used the flowers from our new set! AND the vase!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Such an amazing card! I tried one of her techniques as well the other day and they are fabulous.

Kate's Life said...

ROTFL!!! Love your laundry pic ( and comment) it made my day!

Your card is adorable! Love the flowers!

Deanna said...

Great card for the challenge! I wish my wash line looked like yours!

Ryemilan said...

Such an elegant card Leonie.

Love it!

All the best,
Sam.

Leanne Saunders said...

One word - "stunning"!

Julia Aston said...

I love your vase of flowers! and what a fun sight your clothesline is!

Mae Collins said...

What a beautiful card. I too get great inspiration from Michelle Zindorf's tutorials. I think you could also get inspired to create a card from the colours hanging on your clothes line - hope the ugly sisters are not around.

Carol Dunstan said...

I love the colouring of the flowers, great job!

yvonne said...

Leonie, this is just gorgeous! Love, love the vase!!