Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Shades of Blue - Gingersnap Colour Challenge.


There is a new Colour Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations - shades of blue and as blue is one of may favourite colours I had to make sure I tried this one out (I've been missing a lot of deadlines for challenges I really meant to do, lately!)

I had started the tag without knowing about the challenge, so it's just fortunate!

The paint on the tag is faded jeans distress crackle paint (not new, but never used it before) and I've used some florals die cuts (metal, blue paper from the tim stack (I'm being ruthless about using it now...) , some paperartsy stamps the the stamp on the paper, is crafty individuals.

Just about in the background you can see the TV - Wimbledon is on (now the footie is over till later tonight) and there is a marathon of a match going on - the 5th and final set is stuck, they can't get passed one another - it's currently 39 games each!!  To be honest, I've never heard of either player  and in all they've been playing over 7 hours (they started yesterday apparently!)

I have used my WOYWW present from Julia now that they've "gone live" - thanks again Julia and Mr D for your craftiness!


This version is just a bit closer in - scanned rather than with the camera -the crackle paint shows up better here.

Well, England won the football - much better performance all round, now it looks like it will be Germany up next - fingers crossed again then!!

24 comments:

Lori said...

Wowza, Helen, this is totally fab work! Love the blues, the stamps, and of course, the lovely flower! Great, great stuff!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh you've been busy since the footy finished :-) It's totally gorgeous and love the colours
Anne xx

Enfys said...

Fab work Helen, I love the shades of blue you used, and is that a tattered flower I spy? We watched the match here in Florida, I thought they were lucky to get through (said with all the authority of someone who knows sod all about footie :)
big hugs
En xx

Evelyn S. said...

Everything about this creation is fabulous! There are wonderful textures and embellishments.

Linby said...

Love this - the colours are great and the contrast with the white is fab.
Linbyx

Twiglet said...

That is so gorgeous and doesn't it sit pretty in the little easel!!

Tracy Evans said...

Love the tag and the colours are gorgeous and I do like those stamped flowers. Enjoy the Wimbledon, Tracy x x

Kay said...

This is a gorgeous tag Helen! Not sure my nerves are up to a penalty shoot out with Germany again, especially with David James in goal :s

Lynn Stevens said...

Just yummy! love the blue and the flower with the book pages is Awesome!

Kate said...

Lovely tag I think I'd like to try out this blue challenge.

** Kate **

Carmen said...

I actually watched it all the way through the other day! I did think they could have scored more and what was up with the pitch? Looked worse than a local park pitch but pleased we got through. Means OH will have another few hours of not working for once!

I know what you mean about the chjallenges - all over Blogland there are comments by me saying 'ooh I really want to have a go at this one' and then time just gets away with me. Grr.

Love this card - the stamps you've used are lovely!

Darcy said...

great tag i love the dark blue on the flower.

I am watching that same match, they are at 64 games all right now.

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is gorgeous

Nan said...

super creative....love this color blue!

ScrappySuzanne said...

This is a beautiful piece of work! That is a lovely stamp from CI and it has worked really well with the blues .. thank you for joining us at Gingersnaps Creations

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Helen! Love the flower! x

Lavinia said...

OOoo like this colour combo! I love blue in all its shades! I still have not been able to track down ikea drawers!!....sigh!!
Lavinia
x

Spyder said...

This is fabulous, love it, great colour, I must get more of those inks, I only have the brown one...I guess there's loads! Have a good week!
(Lyn)

SmilynStef said...

What a great design ... a lot of great blues.

Katy said...

The palette used used here is really lovely. Thanks for joining in with us at Gingersnap Creations!

Shar said...

Very pretty! Love all those soft hues of blues!

Michele said...

very pretty tag! lovely useof blue.

Terry said...

Lovely flowers! Wonderful blue tag!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!