Monday, April 20, 2015

Congrats and Happy...Winnie & Walter's The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia | No. 1 Colour Crushes

Hello,

Back on April 3rd,  a fabulous new challenge appeared on the horizon:  Winnie & Walter's The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia | No. 1 Colour Crushes.

I knew that Taheerah was a card designer par excellence, but the craftsmanship in her writing...oh my! Impressive, engaging and enlightening! Her article on Pantone colours, and its widespread influence in pretty much anything *colour* related - paint, fashion, make-up, home decor - was eye-opening for me.  In addition to sharing the pervasiveness of Pantone, she created a set of cards showcasing a selection of colours from the 2015 Palette; each one is nothing short of inspired and inspiring.
 
                   

Of course, she also invited us to play along with her:  to design a project drawn from our own combination of colours from the palette.  Thinking cap firmly fastened, puzzling and musing face donned (complete with quizzically-raised eyebrows, at times), and inks and dies rummaged through several times (and Mr. Recycle also well fed!), I finally arrived at two cards that I *hope* capture the essence of Taheerah's challenge.

My first card borrows from the following four colours (as close as I could get with my Memento Dewdrops)

 

used on my new So Suzy Stamps butterfly and sponged on my W&W *Congrats' cutaway....



My second card, featuring these four colours, comes from my paint-chip stash...




Thanks to Taheerah and the wonderful Winnie and Walter gals for this learning and stretching opportunity.  I'm excited to see what amazing inspiration will be revealed in Gossip Column 2!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

30 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! I am so loving both of your cards Carol! That butterfly is so amazing and I am totally in love with how you inked it up. Stunning, gorgeous, elegant are a few words that come to mind with this butterfly. Love it! Love your inked Congrats too! Then there is this fabulous birthday card, wow, love how simple it is, but how effective and festive it looks. Great colors choices from the inspirational color choices. You rocked this one my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  2. How wonderfully you combined and used the new Pantone colors! And you have a new butterfly stamp! Never heard of that company... off to google it!

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  3. Hello my dear! Wonderful cards! I love the soft colors and how you composed it. Thank you so very much for your lovely comment on W&W's an my blog. I really appreaciate it♥

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  4. Good morning sweetie, all I can say is WOWZERS!! :0) I so need me a big butterfly, I love love love that one hugs Pops x

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  5. Oh Carol, colour me speechless. The cards you have made are drop dead gorgeous! The colours are quite divine. Your cards - both are perfect!

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  6. OMG these are just absolutely fantastic! I love those scrummy colours and have fallen very much in love with both your cards BUT the second one...what a great idea! you are so so talented....BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL,PERFECTION xx

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  7. Wow! Color me very impressed. I adore your sense of fun and adventure, C, especially when it comes to your crafting. Your take on the colors is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Okay, you rocked the colors...big time!

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  9. Fabulous cards, Carol! You rocked the colors and I LOVE the fun design of the second card (may need to CASE that one)!

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  10. Butterfly. Gorgeous! Putting paint chips behind the cutouts x 3. Genius!

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  11. OH both of your cards are just beautiful! I love your sponged butterfly with those lovely Pantone shades and the reverse die cut happys with the pastel colors are so fun! Delightful cards for sure! ((Hugs))

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  12. Ooooh, gorgeous cards! The colors are perfect!

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  13. What a difference a die makes, c... oh my goodness do I love these... when you come for a visit? will you bring the dies with? Please?
    =] Michele

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  14. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Carol! The butterfly is stunning!

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  15. WOW! Gorgeous cards, Carol! So happy you chose a butterfly for one of them, as it wouldn't be 'you' otherwise! I love the soft color palette that you chose and how you blended your inks seamlessly on your die cut sentiment! Your 2nd card is so clever! The paint chips are such a fun idea and the color combo is stunning! You really nailed this challenge, my friend!

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  16. Holy cow, Carol! These cards are absolutely stunning! Love the colors and the cards just ooze happiness!!!!!!! HUGS!

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  17. Your cards are gorgeous, Carol! That butterfly is so stunning and love the birthday design.

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  18. Love how you used the word dies. Happy is such a great word :)

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  19. Love your cards, Carol, but that second one is over the top wonderful!

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  20. Wonderful cards, Carol! Love the delicate dragonfly, and the bold happy looks fantastic in those pastel colours.

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  21. A brace of stunning cards, Carol ... that beautifully inked butterfly is stunning ... and I love the graphic feel of all those happies! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. So your butterfly card flitted itself into my heart and is now stationed there as a much loved favorite card of yours!!! The colors and the effect of those colors on the butterfly is just so amazing!! What a beauty!! And your second card with the cutaways and paint chips - super awesome and just so cool looking - I thought it had to be a watercolored background but it was paint chips - GENIUS idea!!! Super great birthday card!! Impressed as always and delighted to have been here for a visit!!! Happy day to you!!

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  23. GORGEOUS!!! The inked butterfly is breathtaking! So soft & subtle.

    Swooning over the clean and graphic look of your second card! The cool tones of these colors play nicely with 'happy' :)

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  24. Oh gosh Cornelia! Thank you *so* much for such kind words about my cardmaking, writing and the challenge!! I'm seriously overwhelmed and it means more to me than I can possibly convey. <3

    Now, onto your cards! Two very different entries, yet both clever and beautiful in their own ways! I love that giant butterfly with all the colours combined - very clever way to incorporate the combo without being overpowering or in your face! And your second is just perfectly composed, I love the different pops of colour coming from behind the negatives of the die cuts and then reinforced with the companion sentiments in the remaining colour from your combo! Superb work! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!

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    1. I have no idea why I said 'Cornelia' in my comment! I think I must have been typing names on autopilot. Please forgive me Carol!

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  25. Miss C your name is Carol right I only think hmmm why Cornelia has this blog ....ok by the way
    your second card is so modern and so fun
    the first one I love it sooo much the color on butterfly so magnificant
    love love love it much

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  26. Another amazing beauty - that butterfly is just stunning! And your second card - Bold and graphic - I always love that!

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  27. Two amazing cards....not sure which one I like best. Your butterfly is so pretty and your repeating happy is so fun. Love them both!

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  28. Oh my gosh!! The Butterfly!!! Its stunning!! I LOVE it!!! And the colors peeking through the die cut Happy's is awesome!!

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  29. I love both your cards. Could you tell me what framlet you used for the Happy card, please.

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