09 January 2014

THE CARD CONCEPT Challenge #1 - Colours

Here we go!! My post for Challenge #1 from The Card Concept. This is so exciting. :-) The cards from my fellow team mates are sooo gorgeous, click on the link above to go to the Blog.
Take a look at the inspiration photo and the challenge colours, so inspiring..........................

 I am representing the Freestyle Collage style along with Cindy Lovell and our guest designer Teresa Kline.
Once again here is a description of Freestyle Collage from the Card Concept's blog

Definition of Freestyle Collage:
  • unrelated elements in a collection
  • can be done in any style
  • use of embellishments
  • use of texture
  • eye-catching and pleasing

   When I saw the inspiration photo I knew I would have a building on the card because I have Papertrey Ink's 'City Scene' Stamp and Die Collection. It has pieces for London, Paris and New York and includes the New York taxi cab which I know is supposed to be a bold yellow. I do hope I am forgiven for making it vanilla so it fits the challenge colours. 
   Prima's wood veneer 'LOVE' also influenced my choices. The card became a wee story of love being sent to, or from, New York. 
   I love the colour pink in all it's guises. I have used mainly warm pink on the card but I included the two touches of a comparatively cool pink for a nice contrast.




Stamps: PTI City Scene Stamps and Dies, Hero Arts Darling Sentiments
Paper: Neenah White, Prima Divine, Kaisercraft Christmas Cracker
Dies: Lil' Inker Stitched Circle, SSS heart
Embellishments : Prima 'LOVE', enamel dots coloured with Stazon, Washi Tape
Ink: Versamagic

Until next time.............

20 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. Gorgeous card and it really does tell a story of love. Great job!! Always inspired by how you put together a collection of elements that all fit perfectly together - you are amazing! Loll xx

Bonnie said...

Karen, this is amazing! I especially love how you used the ribbon for a road! A fantastic scene!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

I love your card and agree the ribbon for the road is awesome

Kristie Goulet said...

Karen, I love your use of PTI's city scene stamp set and dies. Awesome!

KayM said...

Oh Karen this is the cutest card ever!! I love this set, but couldn't imagine using it for anything other that Christmas cards. I am going to have to pull mine out for some Valentine cards! I just love what you have done here!!!

Feikje said...

This is a really beautifull creation! So sweet :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sigh! Oh to be able to design and execute a card this awesome!! Your beautiful scene and all the details are remarkable, Karen, and I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Hi Karen and Happy New Year! Congratulations On another DT spot. You know how much I love your work. This card is amazing and I love everything about it! You wow me every time.

Joni nina Andaya said...

WOW!!! Karen this is so very Pretty! So loving your scene...just gorgeous!!! Love all the colors :)

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Great take on the inspiration photo and the colors.

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen your card is just jaw dropping! I loved it the moment I saw it way to rock out those PTI stamps. So glad to have you on the Design Team!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Just popped in to say how much I love, LOVE your card!

Hannelie said...

Thanks for the warm welcome back note Karen!
I also missed seeing your beautiful creations... of which this card is an fabulous example!
Simply beautiful!

Maria said...

So creative and sweet...love it!!!

Jacqueline said...

Great job on this card, it is so creative!

Geri said...

My goodness Karen....how I admire your ability and talent to create an absolute masterpiece collage of amazing elements! The details on your card are incredible - the stitching (especially the long threads!!!), the perfectly placed enamel dots, the sweet little heart on top of the taxi and that big old moon (or sun) .... stunning work! You are going to be inspiring a whole lot of crafters with your incredible artistic flair!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Totally fabulous! You've created such a wonderful scene - I'm loving all of those gorgeous details you've added!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Karen, this is just such an inspirational card! Every element is perfect and just plain fun! Collage is fast becoming one of my favorite styles, so I will be watching you closely! ;) So glad to be on the team with you!

Hammers said...

I like this style...I will be giving it ago. I am in love with your card, the elements are so beautiful..being an NYC resident, it was nice to see a different colour taxi ;) Cx

Karen Haman said...

Awesome card - love the little details!