Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #4

Hello dear blog friends, I hope your week is going well.  I still have family visiting and don't have much time for visiting blogs this week.  I will get caught up eventually!

I have a card today that I designed for Chocolate Baroque's Colour Challenge #4.   I love the colours for this challenge and enjoyed working with them using CB's Indian stamps.


The background was created using the Acrylic Block Technique with Picked Raspberry, Persimmon, Rusty Hinge and Mahogany Distress Inks.  I also stamped the designs from Indian Textiles with Distress inks.  The elephant from Indian Elephant set was embossed with gold and coloured with Distress Inks (on my craft mat with water & brush).    The die cut flowers are by Crealies - CL CF 18.

If you have time we would love if you could join in the fun and for a chance to win £15 gift voucher at Chocolate Baroque.  All the details for the Challenge Blog can be found here.   Below is the gorgeous colour inspiration (designed by Lesley) for the current challenge:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shirleyx

25 comments:

brenda said...

Lovely warm colours Shirley, ages since I used the elephant, thanks for the prompt.

B x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card Shirley, love those warm Autumnal colours and they suit that elephant image so well!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card, those colours are so heartwarming! Hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

What a wonderful card. Love the background you created, great colours. Hope Archie is doing ok. I know it's still hard, sending hugs. Anesha and Skipper

chrissies said...

Beautiful background colours for the elephant. This is a stunning card

Love Chrissie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

such a gorgeous card Shirley, I love the colours for this months challenge (I haven't managed to take part in one yet). I hope your having a great time with you visitors.


Sue xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a stunning card again Shirley! LOVELY!

Karin said...

Beautiful card, great colors!
Enjoy your family visit!
Groetjes Karin x

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful card dear Shirley and that elephant is oh so wonderful too!
Enjoy your company.
I too am behind on visiting everyone...part of me is still at the beach I guess.
Happy October!
oxo

Gerrina said...

Those are happy colours! Warm and let me think of Autumn although you made a wonderfull more oriental card... Hugs, Gerrina

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful design and I love the warm color combination.
Big hugs Anja

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice play with the colours and stamps Shirley...lovely design!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Pat said...

This is beautiful Shirley and the colours are so bright and zingy. The background is gorgeous and the added and the added flowers work really well with the eastern flavour of the card. x

LonettA said...

Beautiful card! The combination of these colours is really wonderful!

Sandy said...

Beautiful colors! Shirley you always use the prettiest color combinations. You gotta love that elephant!!
Sandy xx

sheila 77 said...

You've used these colours so well, what a well decorated elephant and I love all that orange/red.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great color scheme.

Win Dinn said...

This is a luscious colour combo - love it!

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful color combo which you used to make a gorgeous, unique card, Shirley! Love those flowers, too!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Shirley, this card is just beautiful. I love elephants and the colours are fantastic

Have a wonderful weekend

Annemie said...

Beautiful card Shirley, lovely warm colours.
I love the elephant stamp.
Have a nice weekend with your family,

Annemie xx.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Such beautiful colours! Lovely card as always Shirley. Xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Shirley, good to see you again...sorry not been around much, still spending time with my dying dad each day and it is so distressing.
This is outstanding though . Love the colours on that gorgeous image...xx
aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! I hope you are enjoying your family's visit. Your card looks fabulous, and I especially love the way you have woven all of the colors from the challenge into your card. Does this mean you and I are going on an elephant ride soon? It's been about 20 years since I've taken one LOL Maybe my brain is not remembering well, but did Princess die recently? I see her picture to the right, and am sorry she recently passed away. I have a new kitty, and she is such good company and a total crack up! I know you miss Princess, and hope the hurt is soon not as much. hugs, de

MaryH said...

Love the colors, the design and that fabulously sweet little elephant. You make the bestest backgrounds! TFS