Monday, November 10, 2014

Colour Challenges



Hello to a new week!  I have two cards to share this morning for challenges that are closing today.  First up is The Colour Throwdown.  I was inspired by the colours and the photo for this card.  I broke out my Papertrey City Scenes stamps for the first time and got brave and decided to play with my watercolors.  There's nothing groundbreaking about my watercolouring but it's the first time I've been really pleased with the result which is always a good feeling!  :)    










Next up is the Monochromatic challenge at Colour Me…!  I've gone for Christmas polka dots again and this fun subway style stamp from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.   I'm loving my Wow Superfine embossing powder - it gives such a crisp image!  That's it for me today.  Off to take Atti for a swim and then get to work on card orders before I drown in them!  Have a lovely day!

Supplies Used:


Cardstock:  (White) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Eiffel Tower from City Scene, Sentiment from City Scene Sentiments) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Black Super Fine Detail) Ranger
Watercolours:  Loew Cornell
Gem:  Recollections

Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Subway Series: Holidays) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Stencil:  The Crafter's Workshop

14 comments:

Lisa said...

What a great pair of cards Jen! Love the polka dots on your Christmas card!

~amy~ said...

These are BOTH awesome.

Judy1223 said...

Jen, TWO awesome cards! Both winners in my book! :)

Shelly said...

These are so fun and pretty! Love!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!

Joanne James said...

Two gorgeous cards Jen - the watercolour one is beautiful in its simplicity and I love the embossed sentiment panel on the front and the spotted background. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Me...! this week.

Neets B said...

Beautiful creations, Jen. Your watercolouring is beautiful, so pretty against the black. And I love your bold red Christmas card, so clever to use the offset black panel, it really brings everything together. Thanks for playing at Colour Me...!

Anita x (Guest Designer)

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are beautiful...I love the watercolored background you created for the first one and the red polka dots are so fun!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Bobby said...

Your cards are so different from each other but equally wonderful. I think you did a great job on the watercoloring.

Lindsey said...

Love both of these! The watercolouring on the first one is stunning; the second card is a lot of fun!

lostinpaper said...

Wonderful cards Jen, love that red dotty background!! I actually don't think there are anywhere near enough hours in one day for sure lol.

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these are awesome, but that second one just knocks my socks off! Love every detail! Fantastic work!

Joyce said...

These are so nicely done. I love that City Scene set, and need to bring it out to play. Your stamping and embossing is so absolutely perfect and flawless on your second.

Jodi Collins said...

These are both fantastic! LOVE your style! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!