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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: giggles08@three.com.au
  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)


5 thoughts on “KWerner Colour Inspiration #53 + BLOG CANDY OFFER!

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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! 😀