Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Orange and Turquoise

The new challenge at Stampotique is hosted by Willy Anderson, who came up with the theme of Orange and Turquoise for SDC#23.

Not an easy one for me as they are not colours I automatically reach for, or even buy (love turquoise, but tend to be predictable by coupling it with lime, not orange), but thats what a challenge is , isn't it- makes you think.



Why not join us this time with the challenge? Its STAMPOTIQUE STAMPS ONLY this week as its the first one of the month. And only one entry allowed per person as Carol is offering another $30 Gift Certificate to spend on rubber to one lucky artist drawn at random in two weeks time.

Take a hop on over to the challenge site and to the designers blog for ideas and inspiration on the theme.

I used a selection of Stampotique stamps...
HAPPY,
LEAF #1,
5 PETALED FLOWER,
TWO STICKS

The holes were created with a lever punch which I'm getting on rather well with (everything has cheese holes in it now lol) and the dots are the left overs from the holes.

Looking forward to seeing you over there :0)

If you are in the UK and looking to buy a few Stampotiques, Moira at Happy Daze stocks an enorrrrrrrmous range. Art Journey also stock Stampotique images in The Netherlands.

24 comments:

Paula said...

wonderful card...loving the hole punch look - been doing that myself too lol

Helen said...

Gorgeous card, Jo, love the colour combination - not something I would do either, but will try and play along this time!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

What a FUN piece!! I have quite a few of these lever punches too and my DH has said STOP!....I guess he is afraid I will start taking to him or something....nah, I wouldn´t dare do such a thing.....

Sue said...

You'd never have guessed they weren't your colours :)

Marilyn Rock said...

I do love these colors together and how you've showcased them! Brilliant! xxoo

Willy said...

What a surprising and wonderful card, Jo! Hope you like the colour combination now.

Tineke said...

Diffecult colours, but a wonderfull card!

Greeting from Holland,
Tineke

thekathrynwheel said...

Great! I wasn't sure about the colours either but I loved it once I tried it!

joanne wardle said...

brilliant, love it. especially the holes, but even more than that I love that you then used the "holes" as dots!

Karen said...

Great card! I love the unexpected twists. Orange isn't my go-to colour either, but if there's enough turquoise to go with it, it starts to look better.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Jo, this is awesome! I totally NEED that stamp!!! Your work is pure magic!

Hugs

Vicki

jenn shurkus said...

looks fabulous!!! love all the white space around the "hello"

Carol Q said...

i think it's a gorgeous colour combination. love it Jo.

Dotty Jo said...

Fabby card Jo, love all the white space! such a yummy colour combo. I usually team turquoise with purple so it's a change for me to see it with orange too. Planning to wear my orange jumper tomorrow... will I be daring??? Jo x

Shar said...

Fab card! Really jumps up and says hello!

Karin said...

Great colour combination, your card looks fab.

dutchstamptramp said...

Gorgeous card Jo, all the little details just right!

craftimamma said...

Several times I've almost bought that punch .......... next time I'll give in to temptation, Lol!

Love the card and the colour combination works really well. I really think I need those sticks too!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sid said...

Super card Jo !!

Basement Stamper said...

love the letters and the flowers & leaves look perfect with this card. Fab job on the color challenge.

joanne wardle said...

is that the EK success swiss cheese punch?

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Jo, I just love how you've used all of the little people and flowers to give this card a great sense of humor! The punches really finish it off - very kewl!
Val :)

Moniqui said...

Thats why i love the challenges so much,makes you use combinations we wouldnt if not challenged.;)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great card, love the ribbon.