Saturday 3 August 2013

Corn Colours

It's colour week at Less is More this week and when I saw the colour choices I was less than thrilled as they didn't really inspire me - sorry Chris and Jen!  In truth, it's not the colours per-se, it's just I find these colour challenges really difficult with any colours out of my comfort zone of blues and greens!   However I am involved with a soon to be launched challenge (a secret for now but watch this space for details soon!) that will involve regular choices like these so I forced my self to be creative with it and do you know what - I made what I think is my best card in ages!

The tree shape in the photo lead me to dig out my Waltzingmouse fine feathers again - I do love feathers!  This time I opted for ombre embossing on vellum and fussy cutting which I think makes for a striking effect.  Simply mounted on a double grey panel with some mustard twine and a grey button.  The sentiment is from the funky feathers set and I made a simple banner with it on kraft card and tucked it just behind the feather.  A little corner rounding to finish - et voila!   As Ms Waltzingmouse herself would say - hope it tickles!


  1. That you had to force yourself in to using the colours doesn´t show on the card; it is a beautiful one! Have a fun and creative weekend, Gerrina

  2. Very swish Tara, love the ombre feather :0)

  3. Great take on this chalkenge Tara the feather looks like you could actually touch it looks so real


  4. I wasn't enthused by this challenge either but I've missed the last few and had the time to play along today so forced myself to get in the zone. You've done a stunning job here, the feather stamp is perfect and what fabulous, vibrant shades of yellow.

  5. Love the feather, great card. Rebecca x

  6. Hi Tara
    Fabulous card... Love the feather...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  7. just stunning tara.... i love the feather!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  8. This is gorgeous! Great use of the difficult colours

  9. I think this is absolutely stunning! The vellum gives a really delicate look to the feather. Fab!

  10. Such a striking design! I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it - the golden feather looks amazing with this design and colors. Well done!!!

  11. It's amazing how sometimes something special comes from uninspiring beginnings... this looks fab Tara!
    Sorry I didn't get around to visit much last week!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Wow, you've really made that feather pop Tara! So on trend too!

  13. Lovely Lim card xx Jan

  14. Brilliant!! Love this Tara, x

  15. Lovely card-(Isn't it funny how a few of us who wouldn't have chosen these colours then went on to make something we were really happy with!
    Love that feather :)
    Thank you for stopping by my little blog to say hello,i appreciate it.
    Nessa xx


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