Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge # 12 - Sunset Thinking of You

This week Keesh had a Colour Challenge for the weekly Inkspirations challenge. You can join in and view the other entries here.
Here are the FABULOUS colours - I enjoyed mixing the Real Red in there instead of my usual Choc Chip:

Here's my creation:

When I saw these colours, I immediately thought of a sunset, but I didn't want to add any other colours to the mix. I decided to emboss the tree (from Forest Friends) onto glossy white cardstock, and brayer the So Saffron, Regal Rose and Real Red across the sky. I masked out the ground with some sticky notes, and sponged some Real Red to give the ground and trunk some definition. I added a layer of Real Red underneath, and added some of the new So Saffron grosgrain ribbon with some thinner Real Red grosgrain ribbon tied around it. I then adhered a So Saffron button from the Button Latte pack, with a thin strip of red cardstock threaded through it. The greeting (from Trendy Trees) was embossed in white onto Regal Rose cardstock and the edge punched with the Eyelet Border punch. The whole layer was then placed onto So Saffron DSP and the folded corner detail was completed with another button from the Latte pack, this time in Whisper White with Regal Rose cardstock 'thread'. I added the paper-pierced corner and adhered everything to the Regal Rose base.

I'm happy with how it turned out - my first attempt at brayering, and a larger card than I usually make - that's why it's called a challenge, I guess :)
Hope you like it,



  1. Hi Genelle, this is fantastic - I just love what you have done to your card... sooo many techniques and effects on the one project ... very cleverly put together without being too much or over the top, it's just lovely. Well done to you!!!

  2. Beautiful card, love it....The colours are just fabulous.
    Rach :)

  3. Hi Genelle
    Beautiful card! Love what you've done with the sponging around the ground and tree, and the sunset is gorgeous. Making use of the brayer and sponges in some way was what came to my mind when I saw the colours! They work well together, especially for a sunset.
    Well done :)

  4. Great work with the brayering - wouldn't know that it was a first attempt if you didn't let the cat out of the bag! You've managed the colours really well. Jo

  5. I really like the tree Genelle, the card looks really nice..

  6. Beautiful Brayering and a super different card! Love how different and querky it is!

  7. Fabulous Sunset Genelle! I really love how you have combined the colours to create it, with the white tree amongst the colour. It looks really effective! Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x

  8. Wow Genelle, this card is just so beautiful. I just love the technique you have used to create the beautiful sunset. What a clever idea! The added details of the folded corner, paper piercing and button give it even more of a wow factor. Just gorgeous!!

    Have a wonderful day.

  9. This is great Genelle. The brayering looks fantastic - would never have known it was your first attmept. Great card.