KWerner Colour Inspiration #53 + BLOG CANDY OFFER!

Hi … here is another colour challenge! Phew! I sure am making up for lost time!!! 😉 This is Kristina’s latest Colour Inspiration … and I have to admit … I nearly didn’t do this one! I took one look at the colours … and said “YUCK”!!!!! These are definitely NOT my favourite colours … you all know how I feel about Pacific Point!!! 😀 But … I decided that this was after all a “CHALLENGE” … so I thought I should challenge myself and try this one out!!!

052109-colorsJust where to start??? Oh dear … this was going to be tricky! And … I wasn’t wrong!!! This card took AGES to create … I kept changing things that I wasn’t happy with. My Mojo had really done a runner with this one! So … I apologise in advance for this card. It really is an ‘UNFAVOURITE’ of mine!!! 😀 😮

KWerner #53I decided that the best thing was to use white as the main colour so as not to overwhelm with these other bold colours.  But try as I might … it still looked thrown together!

Card Recipe:

  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black
  • Inks: Pacific Point, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black stamp pads + Real Red, Summer Sun Markers
  • Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, All Year Cheer II
  • Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4″ circle, 3/4″ circle
  • Accessories: Black brads, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Black gingham ribbon, Blue Rhinestone Brad, Crimper
  • Details: Multi colour image was created using marker directly to rubber (Pacific Point was added using a blender pen & stamp pad)

Anyway, I decided that I do need some more inspiration for these BOLD COLOURS … and thought I might offer some Blog Candy for the best submission! So … here is what you have to do!

  1. Create a card using the colours for this challenge
  2. Email a picture of your card to:
  3. Leave a COMMENT here on this blog post … to tell me about your card
  4. OR … if you have your own blog … leave a comment on this post with a link to your card pic on your blog.

I am keen to have HEAPS of entries! So … get that mojo going now!!! So … I would like to contrast the “ugly” with the “lovely”. Here is some infinitely better inspiration to get you started. Now … this is just such a gorgeous card … and I think Tracey actually got it right … she DIDN’T use too much white! Perhaps that is where I went wrong???

You will find the details for this card at Tracey’s blog -> Tracey’s Colour Challenge #53. Thanks Tracey for allowing me to use this pic of your card!

Tracey wasn’t sure about the yellow … but I think she has done a fantastic job of combining the colours. I actually really like these colours on this card! And … isn’t the hat pin with the beads a lovely finish! (Must get mine out again!) Thanks Tracey for showing us how it is done!!!

And … if you need a little more inspiration … here is the link to Kristina’s blog with all the entries for her challenge! -> KWerner.


I have a pack of 12″ x 12″  ’08 In-Colour Cardstock & a pack of “Spring Showers” DSP up for grabs!!! (The great thing about Spring Showers is that the colours in these papers are all from the regular colour families … so they are always current!!!)


signature-picSo … WIN SOME BLOG CANDY … start creating now … and make sure you follow the “what to do” instructions listed above!

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009 Artwork by Andrea Lowcock & Tracey Old (Q’ld)


  1. amy Fleming says:

    Hi Andrea you are always so hard on yourself!!!! Your card looks great 🙂 By the way I always compare my cards with Tracey and come out short Hehe its worst when you have to stamp with her 🙂 ENJOY THE REST OF THE WEEK!!!
    Andrea adds: Oh … you are so sweet Amy! Thanks for the encouragement! I’m still not convinced but glad you can see something nice in it!! 😉 So nice to see you! xxx


  2. Lisa says:

    I think your card is lovely and those fun bright colors scream Summer! Fantastic job! I’ll have to try this challenge out too! 🙂
    Andrea adds: So nice of you to visit, Lisa! And thank your for your enthusiastic comments about this card! I am glad it is appealling to some!!! 😀 I have a feeling you have visited before … but as I have lost all my bookmarks in a computer crash … I can’t be sure! But … have definitely bookmarked your site now! And … will be back to visit soon!


  3. Tanya says:

    My oh my you have been busy haven’t you??!!! Your creations are wonderful Andrea. The more I’m seeing Circle Circus the more I’m starting to think it is another stamp set I am going to HAVE to have….lol 🙂
    Tan xox
    Andrea adds: Yes … Circle Circus was NOT on my wish list … but we got it FREE at Convention! As soon as I had it in my hands and started using it … I decided I was soooooooo wrong … I love it!!!!!!!


  4. Tanya says:

    Oops meant to say thanks for sharing 😀
    Tan xox
    Andrea adds: 😀 :XO:


  5. I like your card… great details!! But as you have seen on my blog at times… I post “get your sunglasses ready” cards!! LOL! Tracey’s card is darling too… I LOVE this set! I have to check out more of your posts!! Chat more very soon… Michelle 🙂
    Andrea adds: Hey Michelle! You made me smile! I do remember you “sunglass” cards … and had a giggle when you said that! 😀


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