Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Summer already seems like a long time ago.  It’s freezing this morning and the weather has suddenly become very autumnal.  We’ve had heavy rain, sleet and winds here in the North West and it’s really chilly.
These are Dusty Concord and Fired Brick Distress inks on glossy (encaustic type) card and I think it looks really rich. I think I pulled the colour in with a damp paintbrush again … can’t remember!  Definitely a CRAFT moment! (Can’t Remember A Flipping Thing). It’s a very simple card and was really quick to make.
I thought this was an unusual colour combo until I remembered using similar Adirondack colours (Eggplant and Watermelon) together – virtually the same shades. Must admit I’d never thought of using them together until one of my friends, Ann, used them in a workshop and I fell in love with the combination!  Thanks, Ann.
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Wrap up and stay warm, everyone.  I’ll certainly be doing that on my way to class today!

26 very much appreciated comments:

Helen said...

Cath this is a wonderful card - I love your colour combo!!

Sandy said...

Really pretty card Cath.
Love the flowers.

Paula said...

this has much depth and your eye is drawn in - fab colouring too.

Jack said...

You're right, this is a gorgeous colour combination and I must give it a whirl I love silhouette stamps so I love this card. xx

Paul Browning said...

Beautiful colours Cath & I love the layering of the images. Px

Helen said...

Beautiful colour combination - looks really elegant.

Helen x

Anne C. said...

I love this artwork, Cath. The colours are fab, and the simplicity of the black image is just beautiful. love from Anne C xx

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful Cath, my sort of colour combo, x

Georgie Horn said...

Hi, tell me about "pulling the colors in with a damp paint brush." I'd like to understand this technique.

Martina2801 said...

Very soft and pretty card, Cath!
Wonderful colors and stamps!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous card Cath and yes the colours look stunning together

Sam xxx

Gillian .... said...

Great depth to this autumnal card, the colours are gorgeous ... know what you mean about the change in weather .... brrr

flutterbycrafter said...

This is such a lovely, gorgeous card, beautiful colours xx

Petra Tillmann said...

Lovely card, Cath! Love the background!

Netty said...

Beautiful design Cath and such fab colours. x

Teresa Kline said...

it is chilly here to, I am in the Virginia in the USA....rainy here today too. Your card is gorgeous, I luv the flowers, it is a great combo...hope you have a fabby day!

enjoy *~*

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love your card, very amazing and inspiring, love the contrast black-pink.
Hugs Anja

Gez said...

You're right about it being cold here in the North West!!

Love your card Cath the colours are gorgeous.xx

Sorry it's been a while since I called..life getting in the way of all things crafty at the mo..off for a catch up. Take care.xx

Sally H said...

So beautiful! Gorgeous colours and so delicate too. Love it!

hazel said...

A fabulous card, I love the beautiful background.
xxx Hazel.

Tessa said...

Beautiful delicate backgroud, love the subtile stamping and colours!

xx Tessa

Anne Jagger said...

That colour combination is fantastic. What a beautiful card.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, great soft colors.

Anke said...

Wonderful card Cath, great background and beautiful flowers.

Hugs
Anke

Di said...

Oh Cath, I just LOVE this :)) Being a pink girl it had a head start - and the images are beautiful. Finally got time to get round blogs commenting again - Stage 1 of the wedding stuff is all done and dusted - yippee!! Di xx

Chris said...

What a beautiful colour combo. Love how the black flowers pop.