Sunday, 24 July 2011

Color Me Creative–Aqua, red & white

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today it’s time for the latest Color Me Creative challenge.  This challenge is all about using the colours, aqua, red and white (or cream).  We are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who very kindly gave each of the DT a digi image of their choice so I chose this scrumptious looking cupcake!  Oh to have one of these right now, mmmmm!

CMC 711-2

Now this card looks like I’ve done very little work with the colouring, but I have..honest!  Where you can see white on the cupcake I’ve used BG10 around all of the outlines so in real life there is a pop of colour.  I’ve outlined the entire image in C1 to give it some definition.  On the little red sprinkles I’ve added some sparkle using a red spica pen, and again with a clear spica pen on the candle.  

I never forget when Suzanne issued us our ‘white’ colour challenge a while back and I panicked thinking how on earth will I manage that?!  Now, it’s just so simple.  Her course makes you pick up those pens and actually start to use them properly.  I used to be scared to even try feathering, now it’s become one of my favourite techniques. I’m on class 2 now, although I haven’t done much yet, but that’s the beauty of the classes, you have access to them for a year, so you can go at your own pace.  If you need more than that you can get an extension too, I’m hoping I won’t need that though!  Having looked through the class 2 content I’m really looking forward to all of the new things that I’m going to learn.  It’s great that you can come along on the journey with me too.

Well, it’s time for me to stop talking now and get you to visit all of the other DT girls to see how they can inspire you with these gorgeous colours..Happy looking!

Charlene Randall
Brook Guinn
Anary Baumgarth
Melanie LaBelle
Marie Gamber
Ruby McGuire (that’s me!)
Pat St. Martin
Jenn Cochran
Michele Spera
Sandie Dunne

I'm going to link my card up to Paper Issues.  If you haven’t played along yet then you really should join in, it’s simple, you just link up one of your creations, this challenge is ‘Life is Sweet’ so my little cupcake should fit in a treat.  The challenge is running until 30th July so you still have time to play along.  Here’s a few more that I’ve linked up from old blog posts…


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges; Paper Cutz and Craft Us Crazy - both 'anything goes'.

So to win a prize make up a fab card using our challenge colours and you could win

A Prize from The Paper Shelter
$15 Gift Certificate to spend in their online store!!


Stamps: The Paper Shelter digi stamp, ‘Inked Birthday Cupcake’ 
My Mind’s Eye ‘Life of the Party’, Echo Park ‘A Walk in the Park’
Accessories: Fiskars Threading Water, white ribbon from stash

CMC 711-2CP


  1. love the color combo and LOVE your card!!! the coloring is amazing!

  2. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, This card is a nice, beautiful and creative,,

  3. OHHH! I just want to eat that cupcake! LOVE it! Your coloring is fab--you always knock my socks off:) LOVE:)

  4. Ruby, as always, you've just blown me away!!! I'm loving your coloring so much! Those subtle touches that you add really make the cards!!! Wonderful job girl!

  5. Gorgeous card Ruby, your copic colouring is wonderful!

  6. Oooo, that cupcake really is scrumptious! But I think that it's all your coloring, combined with one of my absolute favorite color combos! Just perfect!


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