Saturday, 16 April 2011

Color Me Creative Easter/Spring Card

Happy Friday!  Well to all of you over in the US, it's actually Saturday here now but because of the time difference this post is going live now!

Today it's time for the latest Color Me Creative challenge, this time it's to make an Easter/Spring card using just pastel colours. Phew, pastels?!! Me? Use pastels?!! What about my wonderful bright colours?! Well actually this challenge was much less scary than I thought!

Stamps - check, colours - check, design - yikes, NO idea whatsoever! Well, thanks to my wonderful friend, Savannah, who sent me over a copy of the Go-to-Sketches Papercrafts Magazine I managed to get past that hurdle. I just LOVE my sketches, as I'm sure you all know and this magazine couldn't have arrived at a better time :)  I sat with a cup of coffee (in bed this morning.. I know.. pure bliss!) and looked through all of the wonderful sketches and inspiration pictures.  Oh now, that's my kind of happy!  I then got out my little notepad and scribbled out lots of different ideas for this challenge and other DT commitments.  I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sketches.  If ever I'm stuck they are my immediate go-to item.  Funnily enough I find my best cards are the ones where the sketch is very simple and quite open to interpretation.  What sparks your creativity when you're a bit stuck, is it patterned papers, embellishments, stamps, sketches??  I'd love to hear what gets your mojo back.

This is the card that I made.  I used my little flowers from this Hero Arts set called 'Stamp a Garden'.  It's really good fun to colour in, choosing colours was the hardest part!

I used this sketch and just coloured the edges of my little squares with Spun Sugar distress ink.  A piece of ribbon across the top and voila, card finished.
I'm slowly building my Copic collection.  I'm hoping to get a few Copics instead of chocolate eggs for Easter. Well a girl can wish, can't she?!!


Stamps: Hero Arts 'Stamp a Garden', DeNami Design 'Best Wishes'
Papers: Unknown, just leftovers (sorry!)
Copics: BV000, BV00, BV01, R81, R83, R85,B00, B02, Y15, Y13, Y11YR00, YR02, YR04G20, G24, YG03,

Back tomorrow with my card for the Etsy Inspired Challenge!


  1. OH, Ruby!! This is so cute--I love the colors and that ribbon! SO FUN!! Great take on this sketch! LOOOOOOOOVe your coloring--super soft! BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Adorable spring card. Love that pretty ribbon and the flowers. :)

  3. This is beautiful, I love the papers you used and the pretty pastel colours.

    If I get stuck for inspiration, usually a colour pallette kickstarts me, or a sketch, or both! Or I just walk away for a while and come back to it!

  4. Love and agree with what all the other ladies said....perfect, pretty card!!!!

  5. So pretty Ruby! Love the soft colors in this card!


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