Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Whiff of Joy - Teal and Orange

Oh what a challenge we have for you over at Whiff of Joy Challenge this week, it is a colour combo - Teal and Orange, that was a really tricky one for me as they are colours that I would shy away from every time, and I struggled like mad going through my papers to find something I could use, so my design had to fit around the only ones i had, no choices for me this week which made it doubly hard. I decided to use Willow with leaves from the new fall collection as I thought the orange would fit nicely with her. I have coloured her with my copics and then used my MS Flourish punch round the edge of the card as none of my nesties were big enough to go round her. All in all I was pleased with the outcome and will use the colours again - shock horror !

The sintiment is one I found hiding in the bottom of my stamp box so don't know where it comes from , sorry ! The papers are papermania silk screened and the swirls are quickutz. the flowers and brads are from my stash.

Hope you have time to come and join us this week, if this colour combo if not one of your faves then please give it a try, as i found out myself this week, it is always good to push your boundaries once in a while, you never know, you might like it.
hugs,
Claire xx

8 comments:

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Claire, you wouldn't think you'd had no choice in your paper, your card looks fabulous, and the colours look great together, You do have some very nice backing papers!!

Hugs Liz x

Juls said...

wow!! this is just so gorgeous!! Really love the big swirls! just fab!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is just beautiful...what a stunning colour combo. I must say this is one of my fav fall images so far! Your colouring is so beautiful! A perfect card! Hugs Judy xx

Jane said...

Claire it doesn't look like you struggled at all!!! Your card is so gorgeous, I love the huge swirl and the papers are beautiful. Love everything on it! hugs, Jane x

Anne said...

This is a fabby card Claire, love that combo but not one I'd use either. Hoping to get time to join in this challenge. Hugs x

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just awesome dear, I just adore the swirls and the fabulous papers, we used the same stamp but how different they look, your work is an inspiration dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Sam said...

Beautiful card Claire, fab colouring. Love that colour combo.
Sam x

Sharon said...

Wow! I absolutely love this one. Those colours suit that fab image so well. Your swirls are beautiful.
Sharon xx