Monday, October 31, 2011

JAI #91 Colour Challenge

Hello, it's the Cup weekend here in Melbourne & I have taken the opportunity to play along in this week's JAI Challenge.  Every week the awesome Design Team come up with a fantastic challenge & beautiful samples to inspire.  It's been sooooo long since I have joined in that I decided to do two entries with these challenge colours:-


Here's my first entry, using white as my neutral:-


This is a "10 minute" card (that blew out to 15 minutes when I decided to add the Cherry mat).  I have stamped with an acrylic block to get the soft pink square.  Then I stamped the butterfly, daisy & sentiment in one hit using Cherry Cobbler.  I used Blushing Bride ink & a blender pen, to add some extra colour to the butterfly & bloom.  Then I border punched each panel, added the ribbon & adhered the completed panel to the card base with dimensionals.  Quick & easy!

For my second entry, I decided to try something very unusual (nobody else has tried it yet), & use BLACK as my neutral:-


Totally different look!  Now there is not even a skerrick of white or vanilla on this card, I even used BB for the sentiment panel.  I inked my embossing folder with BB too, to get the subtle colour variation in the striped panel.  Before removing my pearls from the adhesive liner, I coloured them with a permanent black marker (a CD marker) to keep in with the one colour neutral theme.

Thanks for the inspiration JAI!

If you would like any details on these cards, please drop me an email.  You can find a tutorial on how to create my poppy here.  :)

ETA:  Look what the lovely ladies at JAI have given me:-


Thank you.  :)

12 comments:

Nikki Spencer said...

Goodness me, 2 stunners!! love the effect of the inked block, very soft and delicate, and that second one is stunningly gorgeous, your use of black as your neutral is striking, especially teamed with that beautiful poppy.
Thanks for joining us at JAI.

Fiona Harrison said...

Beautiful use of the colours in both cards but how stunning does the black look!!! Am thinking I need that embossing folder...

Jen W. said...

Glad you took the extra 5 minutes to add the cherry mat to the first card - it really makes it pop!

I love that embossed background and your poppies are fantastic!

Paula said...

What can I say but - WOW!! While I love both of your cards Helen, the Poppy card just sings to me. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing with us at JAI ♥

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Both cards are simply beautiful but that gorgeous poppy on the second one, steals the show. It's great that you could play along this week at JAI.

Jo said...

WOW Helen, I love both of these. I love how you have used your block for the background and then stamped the line image - great idea! I also love how you have used black as your accent colour on the 2nd card, it really sets off the flower centre. Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.

Patrice said...

Fabulous cards Helen. Love that you tried black - it's stunning! So glad you had the time to play with us at Just Add Ink.

delysc said...

Both cards are gorgeous but the black one just takes my eye..especially with that poppy. Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week.

Jodene said...

These are both great Helen, but that second one with the black is just stunning! Especially with that gorgeous poppy as the focal point.

Robyn said...

Congrats on a well deserved win! Fab card!!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop! Big congrats on your win! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Congrats on the win! Both cards are gorgeous ... but I bet it was the poppy one that they liked!??? Hugs xx