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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #104 - Create with Connie and Mary

Cajun Craze #2


Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

I made this card using the Color Coach colours of Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Perfect Plum. They are very autumnal colours so a foliage stamp seemed to suit. It is autumn here in Brisbane but although we get lovely weather, we don't get the autumn feel that some of the southern Australian states get as there aren't too many deciduous trees here. 

I used Adventure Bound DSP for my side panels plus a piece of Typeset DSP that I stamped with some of the Butterfly Basics stamps too. The main panel is the flower from Butterfly Basics which I inked with markers.

I put up a Kraft background in my light box as I just couldn't get the Very Vanila to look warm. I quite like the background now. :)

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge:

Card recipe

Stamp - Butterfly Basics
Ink - Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum
Cardstock - Cajun Craze, Adventure Bound DSP, Typeset DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Pearls, Antique Brads
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Glue, Paper Piercer, Piercing Mat, Bitty Butterfly Punch

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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  1. I love the stamped Typeset DSP....what a lovely detail! Your color combo is unexpected, but nice and works very well together. I once participated in a challenge where the colors were Cajun Craze, Regal Rose and Soft Suede. I didn't think it would turn out very well, but it ended up being a wonderful combo. I admire the color coach challenge you've set for yourself!

    1. Thank you so much Jenny! Yeah, some of the color coach colours can seem a little odd at first, but I don't think there's one that hasn't worked out ok in the end. I love the challenge of it all. :)

  2. I love the Color Coach for new ideas - I can always find a combination that I hadn't thought of! This is really lovely - perfect for autumn! You are adding great balance to our Northern Hemisphere spring cards!

  3. What a pretty color combination and not one that is seen too often. I love the little bit of distressing that you gave to your paper combined with the antique brad. Beautiful card!

  4. Love your take on the sketch. The papers on the left make it look like your image is on top of a stack of papers...neat effect. This card could be used for so many different occasions...I need a sympathy card and this design is perfect. Interesting color combo and one I have never tried...better dust off these colors and give it a go!

  5. I love the Color Coach! Sometimes it surprises me with the selections but when I put them together they look great as does yours!! Love the look of the layered papers and the clean and beautiful flower focal point!

  6. Your colour combo is quite unusual yet it works really well Alison. I love your choice of papers, especially the stamped typeset, and the distressed treatment to the paper edges looks really great. The beautiful flower really does take centre stage here.

  7. I agree with everyone! What a great idea, I 'll need to consult the color coach too! Thank you for the idea and naturally your card is beautiful. Perfect for autumn or anytime! :)


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Alison xx