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Monday 22 February 2010

Challenge 15 - Tricolour (Based on Colour Theory)

Thank you all so much for your entries to Challenge 14 - Digital Delights. We've seen so many new and different designs along the way!

Thanks again to Nikki from Dewdrop Craftz for being our sponsor for the challenge and also for your kind comments on our digi tutorials. I'd love to see what you've done with your new found skills so let me know so I can come visit!

Also Jenny has decided to step down from the team due to study commitments so best of luck Jenny and thanks for all your work x

Onto the winners of challenge 14 (Digital Delights) We had 117 entries so thank you all very very much! Lynn Antill just a note that for some reason your comments have turned spanish or something and it wont allow me to post a comment so sorry, I did try several times!

Random.Org has chosen Number 39 which is Lisa Jane, well done Lisa, please email me to arrange for your digital stamps.

Our Top 3 for this challenge are (and Oh my whirly word was this so tough! Actually I'm going to have a Top 5 for 50 or more entries in future!)
In no particular order are....

Jodi for her Spring Ducks Card
Mary C - Spring Bathtime card
Nikki - Dolphin card

Well done ladies they were outstanding! Please grab your blinkie from the sidebar for Top 3!



For this challenge it is important you read the COLOUR THEORY tutorial as its not an own choice of colour.

Our challenge this fortnight is to use a Tricolour scheme on your creation based on the following colour schemes.

Split Complimentary


You can choose any colour combination you like so long as it follows one of the schemes listed. If in doubt please ask!
Please post what scheme & colours you have used on your blog.

TIP! There are a lot of spring challenges around just now so have a dabble with an analogous scheme using green/green-yellow/yellow ;)

We're sponsored again by the fabulous Joanna Sheen. You may have caught some of her create and craft shows recently, I managed to catch a couple and she was fantastic! New in at Joanna's shop are WOW WOW WOW pillar packs of prima flowers, one of them is all white so you can colour them with your promarkers (I'll be there on pay day lol!) and the NEW Martha Stewart "Punch around the page" punches

Joanna is again offering a £10 voucher for her online shop. She has soooo many goodies to choose from too and offers free P&P worldwide! (Excluding certain heavy items)

Here's what we've come up with (I think lots of us loved the purple/green/orange scheme!)

Just a note that Elly & Toria haven't followed the challenge as I didn't communicate to them effectively what was required so I've taken note, slapped my wrists and hope that I've explained the challenge properly here!


The three colours I decided to use were green, orange & violet.I used a square coloured card and after colouring the outside of a flower shaped pattern I stuck it to the card with double sided tape, I then coloured a digital picture which I had previously downloaded in the centre of it.

This Fortnights challenge is using three colours, well mine are Yellow, Red and Blue (Triatic)
My image came from http://fairycoloringpages.blogspot.com/ - I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I used Yellow, Red and a touch of Blue inkadinks mixing them together to get a brown and an orange.

First I made the background paper that she is laying on, using Vixs tutorial earlier on in our Blog. I then stamped out loads of butterflys and coloured them using the same colours but added mica pigments. I have used tim holtz butterflys grungeboard and folded them together to make a bit of dimesion to them. I sat the little butterfly on a handmade flower which again we learned about earlier on this blog. I love this card and it shows how far Ive come from all that i have learned. Thanks for looking guys xx

I have used the colour theory triatic. I started with a standard square card. Chose the three colour sections I wanted to use. The Tilda image was stamped onto a piece of card, coloured with promarkers and cut out. I matted and layered the background papers on top of each other and added the three coloured ribbon, mounted this onto the card, added the coloured image. The flowers are two separate ones held together with two brads, the wording is from a set of rub ons and mounted onto orange paper to match the card. I then added the flowers in the bottom corner and finished the card of with a few gems. Hope you enjoy the challenge as much as I did.

My papers are a free download from Zoe Pearn at Sweet Shoppe Designs, and I've used a free digi stamp from Karen's Doodles, coloured with promarkers. My flower is made with woodware daisy punches, with a button centre and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. My '3 colour scheme' is pink, yellow-green and blue-green (Split Complimentary).

For this challenge I have used the triatic colour scheme of Green, Violet and Orange.
I have used a download from Pink Petticoat and coloured it in with Promarkers. I have printed it out 3 times and decoupaged it in 3 layers using 3D foam
The backing paper is by DCWV and I altered the colours of the flowers with a Promarker so they matched the colour scheme better. The flowers have also been coloured to match.
I used a Martha Stewart doily punch to make a black strip and attached spotty ribbon from Docrafts. To finish I added a spot of bling to the flowers on the chair and a sentiment from a magazine freebie.

The three colours I decided to do were Yellow, Green and Purple. I was stuck to what colours to choose until I was given some lovely Yellow ribbon by my mum. So the card had to have yellow on it. I think these colors work really well together and are great for a Easter/Spring card. The image is a digi stamp by Pollycraft and is coloured using watercolour pencils. I mounted her on paper from Daisy and Dandelion paper pack and added some white flower braid. Then mounted on to some lilac pattern paper. I round the corners using a corner punch. I punched a hole in the card and added some lilac ribbon and a yellow bow. I created a pocket, the right size for my card, in the same lilac pattern paper. Using a scalloped paper punch, I cut a small section to help when pulling the card out. I add lilac & yellow ribbon, the same green patterned paper and flower braid to coordinate with my card.

My card for this weeks challenge is using three colours from the triatic colour chart. I chose Purple, Green and Gold. I made this card using the idea of a side stepper card, just moving the folds to the centre, adding a seperate piece of card for the image frame. I stamped around the image to create an arch and made a mask to create the moon, adding a couple of columns stamped and cut out leaving a bit of the card at the bottom to push through a slit and fixed at the back. The image is from Sugar Nellie and the trellis from a keepsake board by The Glitter Girls.

I also went for the purple/orange/green triatic scheme lol! We dont tell each other what we're making as we like surprises so only find out after they're all done!
Image is a Sweet Pea Stamp called september rhythm coloured with promarkers. The flower was punched and I've coloured it myself. I've mounted the image on a frame I tried punching round but I've not long had the fiskars punch (Helen gave it to me!) so don't know how to do corners yet, any tips appreciated lol!
The seaweed is made from starburst stains cut into strips and Ive swiped with brilliance black for more depth.

Have we got a treat for you today! Our special guest designer is new to blogging, she actually started on 15th January and entered our romance challenge and was very very quickly snaffled to be our special guest! Since then she had bagged many Top 3 prizes and has landed a DT spot at Sophisticats, way to go! Tracy is immensely talented so pop over to her blog to see some of her other fantastic creations especially her daughters 18th card.

So without further ado I shall hand you over to the very very talented Tracy Payne!

1. How long have you been crafting & what things do you make?

I started around 4 years I think, but Hubby thinks it's longer? I started making cards and then I moved onto scrapbooking, just so that I could keepsome of my work and so that cherished memories can be passed to my children and their children.

2. You make such wonderfully creative designs, where do you get inspiration from?

My Husband reckons from him.......but I think not. To be honest more often than not I start with a blank page, I never know what I'm going to create. Other times I get an idea in my head, for example I recently made my Daughter's 18th Birthday Card. I wanted to use the Step Card style as I hadn't done that before, but I also wanted to incorporate a large 18. The result is on my blog here.
If in doubt I search the internet/blogs, and generally something will inspire me.
3. What are your favourite materials to work with?

I have a few.... flowers, ribbons, beads, stickles and wonderful distress inks.

4. Do you suffer from cardmakers block or lack of mojo? How do you overcome that?

Not very often, I find getting new stash helps! In the last two weeks I have done a couple of sketch cards, I think these are brilliant if your ever get stuck.

5. Your Top 3 tips

1. When using double sided tape, I apply a glue stick on top, (I useTombow), this makes it repositionable and when dries will become permanent.
2. If you use a wet glue, to keep it ready to flow at all times, place moist kitchen roll in the bottom of a glass/cup and place the glue in upside down so the tip is positioned in the moist kitchen towel. It's always ready to flow when you need it.

3. I buy make-up sponges to use to apply distress inks to the edges of my cardstock, or to achieve graduated shading. They are a lot cheaper!
Thank You Tracy and no doubt we will be seeing LOTS more of you around blogland!


  1. This is my first attempt: http://adeenacard.blogspot.com/2010/02/project-365-35-monotone-monster.html

  2. This is my second attempt - all colours in the three sections next to each other on the colour wheel : http://adeenacard.blogspot.com/2010/02/project-365-36-green-monster.html

  3. I hope i have got the colours right - great challenge, and lovely DT cards.Here is my card

  4. What a fab challenge!
    here's mine hugs carlyann xxx

  5. I really didn't know that I would be getting an education as well as making a card! Great stuff, thanks so much!
    My card is here

  6. Great challenge. Fabulous idea, I just love it. Fabulous inspiration from your DT!

  7. Very nice DT samples :) This is going to be a challenge for me! I have seen the colour wheel loads but not gone into this much detail.
    I might try tomorrow when I am more awake!

  8. Some beautiful examples from the team. My offering is here.

  9. Great challenge, really made me use my little grey cells, that's what I need to stay sharp.

  10. I'm sorry, I forgot you don't have a linky thing.
    Here's my entry

  11. I hope I have got the colour scheme right... not too good with colour wheels. Great selection by the DT. Here's mine! x Clare x

  12. A very challenging challenge this week lol. My entry is here
    Claire xx

  13. I used the Triactic scheme with shades of red/green/blue!

    Hope I did this right...
    ... Joyful Stamper: The Stamping Boutique-Farmer Audrey

    blessings, Maria

  14. here
    is my card. I have used analogous colours

  15. Hi Girls, great work from the team. I'm not sure I've done this right, I went through all the colour options and this is what I've come up with. Great challenge. Very informative. Thank you. Here is my card. Suzi xx

  16. Wow, what a challenge and what wonderful cards you all made. I struggled with this, but hope that this one meets the challenge. You can see it here

  17. This was a challenge. I used the Analogous. I started with yellow and went two shades of green. Here is my card

  18. Great cards. Thanks for the message, have made a new blog as I could not get it fixed. What was your comment?

  19. Here is mine!


  20. Fab DT cards and colour tutorial.

    I used analogous colours (red, purple & gold). Here's my card http://whatshallimaketoday.blogspot.com/2010/03/butterfly-thank-you-card.html

  21. What an awesome tutorial! Here is my attempt at an analogous color scheme-- blue, purple, and green

  22. This is my attempt at a triatic card: http://adeenacard.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-365-48-fairy-card.html

  23. Great theme and fab DT cards.

    I hope I've got mine right.

    here's mine

    Clare x

  24. Hi, I've decided mine doesn't quite fit the challenge, so please can you delete my entry. Sorry!
    Clare x

  25. Fun Challenge!! LOVE all the DT cards :) I used the split complimentary colors of red, blue and green http://sillyscrap.blogspot.com/2010/03/couture-cardstock-challenge-34.html


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