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Friday, 13 August 2010

Colour Create

This is why I know that Julie is my best matey.  We are clearly kindred spirits in some way but you will have to read on to see why I write that.  
Hubby and I went to dinner at the weekend with our dear friends, the Cuffs, and I made them this little thank you card on Tuesday.  We have friends with whom we dine who make a really nice meal but the evening is more about the company.  The Cuffs, however, pull out all the stops.  The dining experience is more akin to what one might receive in a top class London restaurant AND the company is perfect too!  We always come away feeling hugely entertained (and very replete!).
So Julie is on the DT over at Colour Create and this week she set the challenge which is a lovely photo inspiration and particularly the colours "Ivory and Duck Egg blue and one other colour from the photo"  Shabby Chic is an added theme but not a requirement.    I had absolutely no idea that Julie was setting the challenge, I hadn't seen the photo nor discussed the colours but simultaneously I was making this card with this unshabby but very chic lady. Sorry about the colour cast on the image.  I wanted to send the card and I didn't realise I had taken such a bad picture until after I had mailed it.  With a bit of photoshop fun, I dropped my card into Julie's picture and just look at how well it goes!  It could have been my own staging!  Spooky or what!!!
 Papers are DCWV and K&Co.  I can't recall who makes the image and it isn't in its original packaging but she is coloured with Copics. The awning is made using an SU word window punch. The "You're too Kind" sentiment is SU and the little button on the word processed rosette is a K&Co fabric coloured brad.  I wish I had stamped my image onto cream coloured card but the white picks out the flowers in the background and if I made this design again I would flip the writing on the "window" so that it read backwards but it's too late now!!!

13 comments:

Julie said...

It does indeed go perfectly, a really love card. Very stylish indeed.

dolcreations said...

Lesley, I love your card! Always so perfectly put together!

chris said...

Hi Lesley, stunning work and so beautifully different. hugs chris xx

Shirley said...

Wow, Lesley! What a smashingly lovely card! The colors are great too! Thank you so much for participating in our Blog Hop!

Shirley

lalkygirl said...

wow what a gorgeous card,beautifully coloured
i love it
lalkygirl x

CraftyC said...

So very pretty. I love the beautiful image
Clairexx

Julie said...

Oh yes, Lesley - your colours are spot on, how spooky is that!! You've been delving inside my mind again!! Fab papers and I do love the awning idea! So many great little details too!! Thanks for joining in my first challenge at Colour Create! :) Juliexx

Val said...

Lesley - this is stunning - love the whole talk on this. Well done.

Hugs and good wishes
Valxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lesley, love how you've personalised it too.
luv
Debby

Sharon said...

Hi Lesley,

How clever! Definately great product placement involved here :)

Beautiful card.

Sharon x

Faye said...

Chic, elegant and gorgeous, love it. xx

scrappyjan said...

Lesley, THis is STUNNING VERY VERY STUNNING!! And yes the colors are PERFECT for the challenge! You rocked this one girlie!!!!!!!
Fab coloring too!!!
hugs and thanks for joining us this week. Janiel

Mina said...

wow Lesley this is gorgeous, I love that chic lady shes perfect for the colours...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx