Saturday, 5 May 2012

Our Creative Corner Colour Challenge - Guest Designer

I was so thrilled to be asked to be   Guest Designer for this weeks challenge over at  Our Creative Corner It is the first time I have done anything like this. This weeks challenge is designed and hosted by Anne Marie Hile  Stampin' Anne and is a Colour Inspiration Challenge. Do check out the site if you are not familiar with it, they have a large and very talented DT team and their samples are always an inspiration.
We were asked to create a project using Yellow, Craft and White (or Ivory) Why not join in? Our Creative Corner
I decided to make quite a traditional card, using my new, recently released Michael Powell stamp. I live in Hove, on the South Coast of England and am very close the sea. I loved the natural feel of the colours in the challenge and wanted to reflect this in my sample. I stamped the image onto white card and matted it twice, once onto embossed craft card and again onto Coredinations card. I lightly water coloured the image using my daughter's Derwent Inktense Pencils. Even though I am new to water colouring, these are a sheer joy to use. To embellish, I used several different coloured stickles and a little perfect pearls. Lastly, I stuck a few tiny scraps of calico across the bottom of the card. I was pleased with the result as this really was a different kind of card for me

I was also thrilled to be selected as a Gingergem this week over at Gingersnap Creations If you voted for me - thank you so much!

I was excited to find out that I had won some gorgeous blog candy from Georgie Horn to celebrate her dad's 84th birthday - thank you Georgie, can't wait for the Postie to bring it.

I hope this post looks okay - I have just spend ages altering it because when I posted it, it looked really odd! The text was all over the place!!! it seems to be okay now - Phew!

I am entering this card for the challenge at Just Keep on Creating as I love Susan's site and her reason for starting up challenges! Have a great cruise Susan xx

I am also entering it for the 'anything goes' Birthday Celebration over at Simon Says Stamp


suzARTe said...

hi Anna,

your's is the first submission in my second challenge :) :).

This card is so lovely and really depicts the ocean, just beautiful. How lucky are you to live right next to the sea. I actually love the ocean on a cold day which I am sure you experience in England. The colours look fantastic together.

Congratulations on your DT gig, I hope its a very creative time for you, they are lucky to have you on board.

Thanks so much for your lovely words and submitting your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

Sue said...

Congrats on you Guest Designer spot at OCC.

You hit it out of the park with this card. Love the soft colors and I do feel like I'm at the sea when I look at it.

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creation. Love the little scene you have created.

Carol said...

Well done for being the guest designer. Your card look fab.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Hello Designer!!! This card is fantastic! I love the watercolor with these color...soft and very appropriate for beach life!!! Excellent work! Thank you for guest designing for OCC!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a wonderful seaside card, love the images and the coloring.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card, Anna! Congrats on being a guest designer too :)

Sandra said...

Super happy for you that you are a guest designer over at Our Creative Corner! And your card is stunning! The scene is amazing, I don't live near the beach. But we have a lake nearby, that's beautiful too.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Anna
I will guarantee this will not be your last Dt spot. You have provided us with the most beautiful card, the colour work and your design depicts the colours of the Challenge perfectly and all who view will be suitably impressed on your interpretation. I congratulate you, and thank-you for providing 'Our Creative Corner' with such inspiration.

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous card Anna and just love the way you've coloured it so softly.
I've just treated myself to some of the new Michael Powell stamps too as I can see beach huts from my window upstairs.
Also I am going to the ICHF show next weekend without my sister in law as she's now doing a charity walk. If you are going and would like to meet up, just drop me a line and let me know when as I can juggle things to go on any day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Tui Nathan said...

I love your card Anna ... your watercolouring is superb and I love your added accents ...they compliment your card beautifully!
Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer this week and being part of the team!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is awesome, Anna! You did a superb job with the colors required for the OCC challenge. I love the sketchy feel and the wonderful watercolor effect. An absolutely lovely piece and you certainly did us proud as our guest designer this week at Our Creative Corner. Congratulations again on your win as our Top Talent.

And thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog about my yellow/kraft/white tag too!


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Redanne said...

Anna, your card is absolutely gorgeous, I have ordered that stamp and now cannot wait for it to arrive. It so reflects the area you live in - perfect. Love all the embellishments too. Congrats on you wins. Anne x

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card Anna, really love your choice of colours and I must confess that I feel like crossing the Canal right now to see your beautiful coastline again! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, have a nice day, Ira x

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful it is and COngrats on your DT post-- a well deserved accolade!!


Anne Marie Hile said...

Anna! Once again, I am SO excited that you are joining us this week at Our Creative Corner. Your work is absolutely beautiful and this is certainly no exception. I bet living close to the sea, you always have such wonderful inspiration to inspire your work. Love how you used the color combo and all of the gorgeous shading on your image. Just wonderful! Hope you had a great weekend! Big hugs! :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Anna, your card is gorgeous! I love how you use watercolor on the card. Thank you for being our guest designer at OCC.

pooky said...

Wooohoot Anna!! So happy for you! Love your card:) Happy Mother's Day to you:)

Kristin said...

This card makes me want to sink my toes in the sand! I love the colors you painted this. It looks like sunset on the beach.... Great job on your guest spot on the OCC - we loved having you a part of the team!