Kristina's colour challenge number 10!


Woo hoo, it's colour challenge time again!  If you have become a regular visitor of Kristina's blog, you would know that she was away last week and that when she got back she was feeling uninspired and tired....  Aaaarghhh!  With so many people counting on her for their own inspiration, the creative world momentarily stopped spinning on its axis!!  Of course I exaggerate (only a bit though!) but I have come to very much look forward to Kristina's colour inspiration challenges as they are a great reason to make a card just for the sake of creating, and they are also FABULOUS at making take nervous steps out of my comfortable colour combination place!

SO....  all that being said, here is the inspiration for this week:


Another set of colours that I have never thought to combine before, and quite a challenge for this girly-girl!

Here is what I came up with:

I am having rather a polka dot phase, helped along largely by the fact that I just had the Polka Dot background stamp arrive at my place a few days ago!  LOVING that!  

I stamped it in Not Quite Navy onto NQN card stock, then added a roughed up strip of Bashful Blue, followed by a roughed up strip of Old Olive. 

The flower shape is from the On Board Blossoms and Basics, which arrived in the same box as the Polka Dot background :)  I stamped the spotty stamp from Background Sampler in So Saffron ink onto Whisper white, then stuck it to the chipboard shape and sanded the edges smooth.  Then I punched a hole in the middle of the flower with my Crop-a-dile and having tied a plain old knot in a length of Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, I threaded both of the ribbon ends through the hole so that the knot formed the flower centre, then just stuck the ends of the ribbon along the Old Olive strip of card and around the back!

The little greeting is one from the Level 1 hostess set So Many Saying, which I stamped in Whisper White onto NQN and cut into bits.  And that, my friends, is pretty much that!

If you're after a reason to sit and create and need the occasional shove out of your colour comfort zone, I would urge you to play along with Kristina.  It's FUN (and ever so slightly addictive!) so jump in and have a go :)