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Friday, September 16, 2011

KAPOW Kreative Challenge - KKC01

It has been a while since I have done a challenge and yesterday I thought to myself, I really need to take myself out of my comfort zone and do some challenges. I came across this colour challenge and decided to give it a go.
All I can say is it definitely took me out of my armchair!!! The colours to use were: Poppy Parade, Island Indigo, Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder. I have worked with three colours before but that fourth colour was making my head spin LOL.
My card took me all afternoon to make but here it is...
After a LOT of humming and harring I chose one colour as my focal point. I chose Poppy Parade as it is so striking.I punched out flowers with one of the itty bitty shapes. I was going for a love theme and the flowers reminded me of the crosses when you write "xox".
I was happy with how the heart turned out but I realised I hadn't added any Wisteria Wonder. That colour really threw me. In the end I went for a Wisteria Wonder brad (LOVE the new brads) and card base. Phew, I managed to squeak it in there!
Thanks Carrie for a challenge that really took me out of my comfort zone!

10 comments :

Laura H said...

Precious card Maree! I love punch art cards and this is a great XOXO card of love and a sacrifice of time!

Diane said...

This is adorable. Such a clever idea and a wonderful execution. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Blessings, Diane

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is stunning, Maree. There is so much love and attention to detail on this card that there is now way I can put it into words other than to say, BRAVO! Thank you for sharing your creativity at KKC this week!

momof3girls said...

I have tried commenting a couple times, but can't seem to get it working for me! I LOVE your card. It's definitely labor intensive, but obviously the end result is worth it! So gorgeous!

momof3girls said...

Ah... look, I think it worked!

momof3girls said...

Oh, PS... momof3girls is Anita Krul over at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/anitakrul/blog

marniemiller said...

What a great card! I love your idea to use punched flowers to make a large heart - and a perfect colour combo for that! And the hint of scallop edge on the side works perfectly! Love it :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!! This card totally rocks!! I love it and will be featuring it on My Crafty Picks #34 with a link back to your blog on 9-18-11. Make sure to check out all the other picks and to pick up your Blog Badge for being featured too!!

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Carol Matthews said...

Love the texture! And the XOX - just the perfect finishing touch. Never would have come up with that colour combination on my own but it sure looks good!

CaroleM said...

M - this is gorgeous - I recently did one with all the lil punched flowers - nothing as stunning as your art work above but I can attest to the 'labour of love' these cards are.
The heart is so full of texture and rich with the colour challenge. Amazing job, Carole

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