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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Just Three Colours for Our Creative Corner

This month the Challenge over at Our Creative Corner is hosted by the very talented Jenny (Buttons) and Jenny has challenged us to use just three colours, as you can see here in Jenny's own words:

This time the challenge is to use only shades of BLUE, BROWN and PURPLE/PLUM - NO BLACK LINES even on your stamped or digital images!!!

You can definitely use stamped or digital images if you want to, but you must change the colour of the lines in your image to a shade of brown, blue or purple. White is acceptable as a base, for example a white card blank, but shouldn't be a main colour. Anyone submitting projects containing anything other than blues, browns and purples/plums will immediately be disqualified to make it fair to the other entrants.

This month we are delighted to confirm that one randomly drawn winner will receive a prize from our generous sponsor Nicecrane Designs.



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The rules are pretty clear!  Well, I did a bit of head scratching on this one but once I got out my inks, tea dyed paper, stencils and Maja Design papers I was well away and I really enjoyed creating this card.


The base card is Kraft with some beautiful Maja Design paper matted on top (I know, how could I cover it up!), then another layer of Kraft and finally the tea dyed top layer.  Each of the mats has been roughed up around the edges and coloured with Distress inks.  The top layer card is tea dyed and I used Tim Holtz's Burlap stencil together with  Gathered Twigs Distress ink to create a darker pattern.


The leaves are die cut from some brown striped paper I had in my stash.  The flowers have been cut with a Spellbinders blossom die from some gorgeous blue Maja Design paper.  I added plum coloured pearl brads to the centre.  The sentiment is one of my favourites from my collection of Tim Holtz stamps.

I really hope you will join us at Our Creative Corner this month, it is such a great challenge and really gets the little grey cells working!  Please have a look at what my talented team mates have created and if you have time please leave a comment over there too.

I am away at the moment on a weekend retreat with my lovely friend Mo, so I will not be visiting or commenting until after Monday.  I don't have a posh phone or iPad that I can blog or do Facebook with and I have left my laptop at home, so please forgive me if I don't visit for a few days, I will catch up next week.

Thanks for looking!  Big hugs,  Anne xx

39 comments:

  1. This looks great! Love how you have included the purple but not made it an over riding colour! Have fun at the weekend xx hugs trace x

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  2. this is stunning anne. such a great use if the colours. looking forward to seeing you very soon xx

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  3. Wonderful card Anne! The tea dyed and stenciled background looks fabulous and I love those beautiful blue roses and pretty leaves! Gorgeous card altogether.

    Hope you and Mo have a fantastic time, enjoy every minute!!

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  4. A beautiful design Anne, the flowers are very striking in the blue paper and you have created a fabulous background for them yo sit on. Enjoy your weekend away with Mo xx

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  5. Another gorgeous card Anne. You have made those Maja papers work incredibly well here and I love the addition of the stencilling and the pearls in the centre of the flowers. How clever of you to come up with the idea of using kraft card! Of course!! Hope you and Mo have a wonderful weekend. Jenny x

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  6. This is a beautiful card Anne, I love your colour tones and your blue flowers are gorgeous. Is it Hels workshop this weekend? ..Looking forward to hearing all about it! Hugs Carole Z X

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  7. beautiful card Anne...you well and truly rocked the colour challenge...have a great time with Hels this weekend...big hugs kath xxx

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  8. This is stunning Anne, I love the colours and your flowers are so beautiful.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Wonderful card Anne. You have taken this challenge to new heights. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. This is just gorgeous,love the details and fab design.xxx

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  11. Beautiful Anne, I love how you have used these colours and the stencilling, just gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful break with your friend. X

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  12. Love this - the brown background really makes those blue flowers pop. Hope you have a fun weekend!

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  13. This is so adorable, Anne!
    Love your blue flowers so much! They go so well with the brown sentiment and the beautiful textured background!
    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  14. So beautiful, Anne - the stencilled background works so well to set off those gorgeous flowers!
    Alison xx

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  15. Fabulous card Anne, Love the colours & those flowers are amazing....Have a super weekend with your friend.... Hugs May x x x

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  16. This is beautiful Anne, love the stencilled background it really set the rest of the card off. The sentiment and flowers match so well. I hope your weekend was fabulous x

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  17. Fabulous Anne! Just love those colours! Such an inspiration to make this layered card with just a hint of the purple! Chrisx

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  18. You've made a terrific card Anne with this tricky combo. The plum centres to those pretty flowers work so well and I love all your matting layers too. I know how tough it is to cover up those Maja papers. The space in your design adds to all the elements.

    By the time you read this I hope you have had a brilliant weeked with Mo and have been revitalised by the workshop. Time away from all the techie media is no bad thing. Hoping that the week to come brings you further healing and improvement. Nicola x

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  19. This is lovely, Anne. I hope you have a great weekend
    Rosie x

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  20. You really did a picture perfect job of following Jenny's rules, Annie! I love those browns and blues together. I'm SO proud of you for using your beautiful paper, too! It's a perfect mat for your card and your stunning flowers. And those striped leaves? Genius!! I hope you are feeling well and TOTALLY enjoying your special crafty weekend! When you are feeling up to it, let me know all about it. I can wait, so don't feel rushed about it. Love and hugs, Darnell

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  21. Beautiful card. I particularly like those flowers. Have a fabulous time away with my namesake Anne :o) x

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  22. I would have found this tough as I always reach for black or brown ink (sometimes grey).
    Your card is stunning with wonderful composition, that corner brimming with flowers is gorgeous!
    Hope you are having a wonderful time.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Love the stenciling done in brown! It really creates a lovely vintage look. And those flowers are drop dead gorgeous! Handmade flowers an my absolute favorite and the brown striped leaves are a wonderful compliment to the flowers. I sort of ground my teeth when I read you covered up the Maja paper - ouch!

    I hope you are having a sensational weekend away and come back refreshed!

    Hugs
    Linda

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  24. Hi Anne, hope you have a great weekend. Love the card, you have combined the colours perfectly. Sending Big Hugs, Angela x

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  25. Fabulous make Anne x love the design and wonderful papers. Hope you had a great weekend with MO x I am sure David could manage the blog while you are having fun !!!!

    send him a hug from me

    Take care and I hope I have time to play along with you all at OCC

    Annie xx

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  26. Hello Miss Annie, gorgeous card, like a work of art, love the colors and the rough edges, gorgeous flowers, I too think this is a wonderful challenge, I'm going to see all the other creations, thanks for sharing sweety, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS ))).

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  27. Anne...thanks so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog. It's so nice to know that I'm not forgotten because I'm not on the Simon Says Stamp DT anymore. :) You are too kind. :) I absolutely love your three colors piece for Our Creative Corner. I love blue and brown together...well, actually teal and brown but blue is close enough. haha Your flowers are stunning and I love the die cut foliage, too. The base of your piece...the burlap stencil looks fantastic. Love your work! <3 Candy

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  28. Anne, I so love your three colors! Those flowers look amazing with the foliage! Have a great time or I hope you did ! Hugs!

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  29. So much to love...the distressed papers, the lovely muted shades, the beautiful flowers and that fab sentiment...Love it!

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  30. Traumhaft schön, liebe Anne.
    Die Farb-Kombination ist so wunderbar zusammengestellt.
    Und mit dem feinen Hintergrund eine perfekte Karte.

    Sophie :-)

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  31. gorgeous card! love the colors

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  32. This is stunning Anne, I love brown and blue together and the touch of purple really works. Your flowers look so pretty and there's an overall soft look to the project without any black lines. Hope you had a fab weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

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  33. Great job with the challenge!!
    I think I would have had trouble with that one :)

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  34. Redanne your works are absolutely beautiful! All your works!! Excuse me for my absence to comment your posts but i'm living a time very busy!!!! Thanks for your kind words on my blog!!! Hugs BArbarayaya

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  35. Blues and browns...great combination, and I LOVE your flowers!!!

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  36. So pretty - Your flowers are beautiful. I have been working on this challenge for three days now and have come up empty every time. I do have to admit I have a sore throat and feel so tired. I guess I will just cuddle up in bed and read. That always makes me feel better.
    Normally with a challenge I have a go to idea in my head. But where do I go to now - I just hope I don't get lost!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  37. I love your flowers so much Anne! The background layers work perfectly and it doesn't look as if you had any trouble at all with this challenge! Hope you are well and seems you had great fun at your Hels workshop!
    Julia xxx

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  38. amazing background Anne,,,,, thanks a millionf for your comments in my blog,,,and take a look to my latest Alice,,,,,woww,woww,woww,,,,,

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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