Thursday, 25 July 2013

Rocking Nectarine!

Hello my friends,

This week Jackie is continuing her '10 Pantone Fashion Colours for Spring 2013' challenge. This week the colour is nectarine. If you join in this challenge you could win a FREE custom blog header design from Jackie. If you don't want a new header but join in and win, you can pass this free design onto a friend! Details of this challenge can be found here.

Here is my card:

I wanted nectarine to be the dominant colour in my card. After hunting through my stash I came across this card stock and embossed it to give it a strong graphic texture. I just popped this up on some foam pads after stamping the sentiment over the circle background stamp. I did find this colour quite hard to work with but remembered I had been reading the other day some colour design tips. So with this in mind I went to the colour wheel and decided to go with a colour next and opposite the closest to nectarine on the wheel. Not sure if you should combine colours in this way but it did seem to look right to me! I have been reading up on some design tips over the last week and it is fascinating. I am hoping that you will soon see some of this knowledge being used in my crafting!!
I actually ended up making another nectarine card for one of my DT cards that I will post in the next few weeks and link up to Jackie's challenge. So although I found this colour hard to crack at first, I have ended up really quite liking it. So thank you Jackie for your  Pantone Spring Colour Challenge and I look forward to the next colour! 

I am also entering this into the 'dry embossing' challenge at Artistic Impressions

Have a good day and hope you get some crafty time x


  1. See you in 3! Can't wait! But before I your card. The embossed background is gorgeous!

  2. Such a fresh CAS card Sandie! I'm glad you are exploring colors outside of your comfort zone. Looking forward to seeing the other Nectarine inspired card. Thanks again for sharing about my color challenge.

    Have a fun visit with Lynn! :)

  3. This is so lovely, Sandie! I love the embossed background it gives! So rich and beautiful!

  4. Love this juicy and yummy. The colour combo works for me too. Have a fun day, my friend!

  5. Lovely CAS, adorable embossing!! Thank you for join us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  6. This card has such fantastic fruity colors! Yummy!

  7. A gorgeous CAS card love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  8. Love that card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  9. fab card, such beautiful embossing and clean, fresh look. Thanks for joining in the Artistic challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x