Saturday, 21 January 2017

Colour challenge - CCT

Hello lovely Crafters.
It's time for another challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. This week it's a colour challenge:

I admit I've been around the houses with this one. I had a few ideas but I was having trouble putting the colours together well. 
Top tip: start with the colour you are most comfortable with and think about adding the others as decorations and embellishments - maybe ribbons, buttons etc. 

Bearing this in mind, I got out some of my favourite Inky Doodle stamps and made the background on cream card. I love these stamps, you stamp the base and then add more or less of the tiny stamps to create your design. Then I inked a little round the edge with the same colour. You can see the card has a textured pattern on it.

 I'd already picked out the ribbon and then chose a button for a bit more cream in the centre of the snowflake. The snowflake is cut in white and inked too.

I'm not doing very well with the flat cards I promised myself I would make this year.  Last year it was touch and go whether some of mine would go in the post. I think this will be ok.

Now I love the colour combination and am very taken with the cream. I might have to get some more cream card. 
What am I saying? I will use up what I have first!

You have two weeks for the challenge so do join in and show us what you've made. 

I've used:
Inky Doodles 'Country Checks' and sentiment from 'Primitive Angel'.
Tumbled glass ink pad
Snippet of ribbon
Button and embroidery thread
Snowflake die - from China on Ebay but not named. 
Tonic circle die


  1. A beautiful card - love the snowflake. A great tip too about starting with a 'comfortable colour'.
    Kath x

  2. Oh my! I adore that big, beautiful snowflake and the background is just adorable. I think it's a great tip about the colours too. Nicely done. Deborah, xxx

  3. I am quite taken with the cream as looks so lovely against the brown and the aqua.
    That is a wonderful snowflake!

  4. Love the huge focal snowflake & the colours u used. Fab festive make x

  5. That is actually a very wise tip and one I will bear in mind when confronted with a colour combination to do on a card. I love your result here and do have to say that the bckground is fab. I thought it was a design paper. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. A really beautiful card Alison. The colour combination is lovely. Your card has a lovely vintage look and it's a really pretty background. Barbxx

  7. I like your beutiful festive card and I like how you use the colours :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  8. Your card is lovely! I wasn't sure about the colors at first either, but I was quite inspired after I got started! :)

  9. Oh I do like this card, Alison!!! it gives me an idea for one for me.. all I have to do is remember it 😄
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  10. This is a really beautiful card. I love those snowflakes. Such a good use of the color challenge.

  11. The snowflake is beautifully enhanced by the button! Looks beautiful!
    Rosi x


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