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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge: Act 33 & Card Patterns:sketch 67

Doh - Late again!!!!  I had this post scheduled for 3 pm and for the 2nd week in a row it didn't work!  Sorry for the delay!  :)

Hello and welcome back for another week, this week is an extra special one as we welcome our Guest designer to June, Christine MacLaren from Seaglass & Sentiments, I am sure she will have some wonderful treats in store for us over the month! Stacey has put together another amazing palette of colours to work with, Act 33 calls into play Night of Navy, Crtainly Celery, Whisper White and Bashful Blue- what a great mix of colours to work with!

If you would like to play along, head over to Stacey's Stamping Stage and link your creation in with Mr Linky! Stacey will be awarding one creation with "The Lead" and 5 creations for the "Top 5 show stopper", qualifying to adorn your blog with the badges and share the news with all!!

As always, if you would like some inspiration to get you started with these colours you can head over to the Design Team members blogs to check out their impressive creations and our illustrious leader, Stacey, will have a beautiful creation to get you going too!

Amy White at Devlinwhite Designs

Christina McLaren at Seaglass & Sentiments
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) at Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden

Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage


My Nephew is doing his Confirmation today, so the colours came at a perfect time to make something 'boyish' (which I tend not to do unless I need to!). I thought I could combine the colour challenge with something for the confirmation and save a little time.   I started making the candle, intent on using my copic markers- however with the 69 that I do currently own, I didn't have the right colours- doh!!  The green was a little too bright and the blue was not dark enough! 
Back to the drawing board, I started again with a card instead (so much for saving time-lol!).  This time i paper pieced (yes Ange that's right- i cut all the little pieces out with scissors, surprise surprise!!- lol)  giving me the correct colours this time!  You may not be able to see it in the photos,  but I have used crystal effects on Trevor's boots, belt and balloon.  I have used the Card Patterns:Sketch 67 with the Curtain Call Colours

The Recipe: (for both card & candle below)

Stamps: CC Designs Sugarplums "Balloon Trevor", Whimsical Upper & Lower
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI), blending card stock , Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery (All SU)
Paper: Maine Blueberry, Certainly Celery Patterns Designer Series, Bashful Blue (not sure which pack it came from)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics (YG 11 & 13, B21 & 24, E25,27,29, 50 & 51  & colourless blender), Copic Multi liner .3, Silver star brads, crop o dile Big Bite, Jumbo eyelets (SU), Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, MM slot punch, Crystal Effects (SU) 


Hope to be seein your creation featuring these wonderful colours!
thanks for Stopping by
Happy Crafting


Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Yay, dimensional medium!! :D
Whatever means of expression you reach for, it's always so clean, crisp and perfectly executed. I'm in awe. Awesome!!!

Julie said...

Wow, you did an absolutely wonderful job on this!!!

Robyn said...

Great colours, Great layout- Love how you put them all together- you do such fabulous work!

Andrea said...

Wow, fantastic work.

Christina said...

Adorable, Sue! The paper piecing turned out beautifully. I love the way you used the colors this week!

Kathy Martin said...

Cute card and candle! LOVE how you paper pieced his pants in the same patterned paper as the background of your card! :)

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Sue!! Great colouring of the image and a fabulous gift set! I'm sure he'll love it.

devlinwhite designs said...

Such a cute card for a boy! Love the paper pieced clothing and the glaze on the balloon and shoes. And that candle is such an awesome accompaniment to your card!

Stacey Schafer said...

omgoodness, Sue! this is super duper darling:) love the shiny balloon and paper-pieced outfit....LOVE IT ALL!

Melissa said...

AWWWWWW - how cute! The paper piecing is awesome and the balloon is totally cute!

dstandard said...

What an adorable card and great job on the paper piecing! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Angela said...

the card is brilliant and I really love the candle! what an awesome OTP!! well done! looks like you need some more green & blue copics......

Michelle said...

Sue this is beautiful! I love how the background is the same as the boy's pants. Totally rocked the sketch!

Shelley Germann said...

Love how you used the striped paper on both the card and the clothing. The jumbo brads are a nice touch, too. Very cute!

whoistracy said...

What a great boy card! I love the matching candle, too. So sweet.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG this is tooo cute Sue!!! I bet your nephew loved it too!?! Awesome use of the colors and I love both of your ideas!!! Hugs ~S~