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Friday, 15 January 2010

I'm Blue Da Ba Dee


Anyone remember that German dance track by Eiffel 65 from way back when? Well it's darned catchy when you're making an all blue card.


This is my entry for this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge. Theresa chose a beautiful trio of three blues for us to have fun with. Monochrome palettes create some of the most beautiful designs but they are often overlooked in colour combo challenges which is a pity. So thank goodness for Theresa!


It's all about contrast and textures when working with a single colour so I've matched a plain with a dot-embossed and a linen-textured card. I've then alternated dark and light colours when layering. The poofy flower idea came from a youtube video by the talented designer/cardmaker Dawn McVey which you can see here. I used the same cardstock as that used in the card itself which was quite thick. It required a lot of creasing and crumpling before attaching together. I added my own take on it by sponging over perfect medium and dusting on some perfect pearls to give the flower some sheen.

8 comments:

Lynne K said...

My favourite colour. Gorgeous!

Michele said...

oo lovely! Gorgeous flower - clever way of bringing all the different shades of blue together. Of course, now I'm going to spend the rest of the day singing 'Blue Da Ba Dee' LOL! x

Karen said...

WOW ! You have been a busy bee. I love everything and this card is just gorjus !

New blog is fab too.

Love Karen x

Jaqi said...

Fab card Paul and I love that flower it looks great, Sorry Ive been a bad blogger , A new job has been getting in the way im afraid, I can see you have been busy . Hope you have had a nice Christmas and New Year. Jaqi x

CelticWoman said...

lovely, thanks so much for challenging with us this week at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

Julie Ranae said...

Gosh Paul, every time I visit, it's a new look! Love what you are doing with your blog...now to the card...FaNtAsTiC!!!

Neet said...

Love how you have used all the colours - what a fabby entry for the Challenge.

Anne Jagger said...

Oooo gorgeous!